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Canadian Legal Newswire



Judge wants action on sentencing delays
Law Times
Superior Court judge is calling on the government to amend the Criminal Code to prevent "unacceptable" delays in sentencing dangerous offenders.

On the cusp of change
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
In this issue's cover story, 4Students discovers that legal training has been fairly static for the last few decades but that's changing fast and the articling shortages in Ontario are going to push it at an even brisker pace.

Prof touts 'happy ending to the saddest case I know'
Law Times
On a balmy summer's day last year, David Moran and his team of criminal lawyers helped David Gavitt push a white plastic cart carrying all of his possessions from jail.

Time to tweet
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
Tweeting - and other social media - is no longer just for birds.

Video: View 2013: Preparing for the regulatory road ahead with Anna Fung
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
In the fifth of six videos from the Canadian Lawyer InHouse View 2013 series, sponsored by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Anna Fung, vice president, legal and general counsel with TimberWest Forest Corp. talks about the company's plans to expand outside of Canada and why she doesn't focus on discounts and alternative fee arrangements when it comes to using external law firms.



Lawyers divided on jail time for ESA breaches
Law Times
Labour and employment lawyers are split over the suitability of prison for Employment Standards Act violations after the court jailed a company director for 90 days for failing to pay employees.

You want to know what?!
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
Some of the weirdest questions candidates were asked in law firm interviews.

Feds propose amendments to tighten anti-corruption laws
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Proposed amendments to Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act will make the legislation tougher and answer calls from global watchdogs to close loops in areas such as facilitation payments and tougher sentences.

Judge sets 10-year limitation period for constructive trust claims
Law Times
In a motion a judge said was a first for Ontario's legal system, the Superior Court decided the expiry date for claiming a constructive trust in family law is 10 years after finding out about the claim.

School before rock
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
Dan Griffin takes a break from award-winning band Arkells to pursue his law degree.

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The art of studying
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
With exams just around the corner, law professors and students offer advice on how to best prepare.

Largest law firms in Canada
Law Times
Once again, we've compiled a list of Canada's 20 largest law firms with offices in Ontario.

Q & A with Lucille D'Souza
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
Lucille D'Souza, senior counsel in the RBC General Counsel Group & co-chairwoman of RBC's diversity committee, discusses the company's aboriginal articling program.

In addition, visit us online for an exclusive video interview with Lucille D'Souza.

The pros & cons of . . .
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
Lawyers from across the country share their pros & cons about practising in Regina, elder law, in southern Ontario, and arbitration.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of February 25 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

11 FMC mining lawyers join Bennett Jones
Law Times
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP has lost 11 corporate mining and securities lawyers to Bennett Jones LLP. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



Walking a fine line
Law Times, editorial
The Ontario Court of Appeal walked a fine line in ruling on police authority to search cellphones without a warrant.

I can see the future . . .
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, editorial
Changes to legal education in this country are necessary. At the heart of it, there is a need for more innovation. Law schools can't bury their heads in the sand and say, "We are not here to train lawyers to get law jobs." They obviously can't guarantee jobs and while law school may not be a technical college, students should be taught practical skills so they'll have some sort of solid base to start a career.

After school
Canadian Lawyer 4Students
Featured on the Students' Page, After school is a painting by first-year Osgoode Hall Law School student Robert Watkins, which he painted while studying Chinese folk art in Shanghai, China.

Video: Making Rain - Social media presence
Canadian Lawyer, online
Executive coach Debra Forman offers up more insights and tips on how to successfully use social media networks for business development.

Ditch the unconscious treadmill for radical self-fulfilment
Law Times
The legal profession is one of those spheres of professional endeavour in which one step can often involuntarily occasion the next absent choice or the consideration of personal fulfilment. I enthusiastically recommend people seek conscious and radical fulfilment over unconscious, cautious, and chronic dissatisfaction and eventual burnout, writes Doron Gold in his new column, The Lawyer Therapist.

Food fight in Vancouver
Canadian Lawyer, online
The food fight over the new restaurant Pidgen is an excellent example of using life's lemons to make lemonade, and turning what others might think of as a disaster into a public relations coup, opines Letter from Law Law Land columnist Tony Wilson.

In-house counsel wanted: lawyers without courage need not apply
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
No lawyer should turn to in-house practice unless he or she has the capability and the willingness to push back against unethical behaviour and to be a leader promoting positive values and a respect for the law, writes Cheryl Foy in her Practising In-house column.

Numerousity and social utility in class actions
Canadian Lawyer, online
The certification test contains the tools judges need to weed out cases that are not suitable for class action treatment. They do not need to resort to or invent other tools, especially at the request of defence counsel, argues Kirk Baert in this month's Class Acts column.

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