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Toronto legal clinic in jeopardy
Law Times
A legal clinic offering services to 1,500 homeless people is in jeopardy due to looming funding cuts.

Betrayed, beguiled, and abandoned?
Canadian Lawyer
In this month's cover issue, Canadian Lawyer looks into training new lawyers and whose job it is to help aspiring lawyers across the chasm between classroom and courtroom.

Prairie heat

Canadian Lawyer
Top Prairie Regional Firms: Big deals, an economic boom, exciting challenges, and lots of legal work are bringing lawyers to Manitoba and Saskatchewan like never before.

Thomson Dorfman


U.S. regulators issue guidance on corruption act
Law Times
In mid-November, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-anticipated guidance on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Applications down at U.S. schools but Canadian programs holding steady
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Law schools in the United States have a bit of a crisis on their hands. Recently released statistics from the Law School Admission Council show that the number of people applying to American law schools has dropped by 20 per cent from last year.

Lawyer wants Insurance Act changes proclaimed to keep killers from getting policy money
Law Times
A lawyer who stands to lose his daughter's life insurance money to the husband found to have killed her now wants amendments to the Ontario Insurance Act proclaimed in order to prevent future similar cases.

Fillmore Riley


Video: View 2013: Preparing for the regulatory road ahead with Daniel Marion
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
In the second of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2013 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Thales Canada Inc.'s vice president, general counsel and secretary Daniel Marion talks about the new anti-corruption law in Quebec and other challenges his department faces in the year ahead.

LSUC considers anti-fraud declarations for real estate lawyers
Law Times
In another stab at curbing the large number of real estate fraud cases it sees, the Law Society of Upper Canada is working on a set of declarations that will have lawyers confirm they know how to avoid being a victim.

A broader vision
Canadian Lawyer
Toronto lawyer James Stewart takes on the role of deputy prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

McDougall Gauley


In-house acting on behalf of families in pro bono project
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Nicole Broley is an experienced commercial litigator with a big professional services firm but lately she has been getting her feet wet in the area of family law. It's all part of a pro bono project launched by the Association of Corporate Counsel Ontario.

Freedom of expression in the Internet age
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Where is the law around freedom of expression heading in the midst of challenges posed by the Internet age? From defamatory comments "going viral" to cyberbullying to the media's use of technology in the courts - there is much to think about in terms of law and innovation, privacy and public knowledge, and censorship and protection.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of February 4 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

McCarthys to support new internship program
Law Times
McCarthy Tétrault LLP is creating a new business law internship program at Osgoode Hall Law School for students looking for practical experience. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story

Taylor McCaffrey


Nortel's shrinking pie
Law Times, editorial
The Nortel mess should provide an opportunity for governments and regulators to consider whether there should be new rules in place - such as expanded protections for employees or increased monitoring of the fees - for dealing with these situations. The Nortel case isn't a scenario anyone should want to repeat.

Time for an attitude readjustment
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
I've written a lot in these pages about the issues of diversity and equality - much of it directly related to maintaining the number of women in the legal profession. But inequality in the law goes much further.

A bedrock ethical obligation
Canadian Lawyer
Nothing is more important than helping articling students and junior lawyers get off to a good start but many don't contribute, opines Philip Slayton in his Legal Ethics column.



I attended LegalTech and what I got was this review (and a monkey slingshot)
Canadian Lawyer, online
E-discovery lawyer Dera J. Nevin gives her review of this year's LegalTech conference that took place in New York last week.

Decision shows courts' leeriness of rule-of-thumb approach
Law Times
Abrahim v. Sliwin serves as a good reminder that in order to substantially reduce their liability for damages, prudent employers should consider drafting and properly implementing employment contracts. Carefully crafted severance clauses may shield employers from increased damages for wrongful dismissal, writes Nikolay Chsherbinin in his Labour Pains column.

Wikinomics and the metrics of knowledge management
Canadian Lawyer
New Tech Support columnist and knowledge management lawyer Danielle Olofsson discusses two knowledge management conferences and seminars she attended in the last year that exemplify some of the divergent preoccupations of the field.


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Top personal injury boutiques and arbitration chambers
Canadian Lawyer is putting together our top personal injury boutiques and, for the first time, top arbitration chambers listings. Give us your input on which ones from across the country you think are the best. Have your say until Feb. 8.

This week's Law Times poll
Do you agree with last week's Supreme Court decision in Re Indalex Ltd. on creditor priority in Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings? Have your say in the weekly Law Times poll.

Robertson Stromberg


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