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Ontario judge can sit elsewhere: Winkler
Law Times
In an unusual decision, the Superior Court has ruled that an Ontario judge may sit outside the province to hear a motion regarding a class action settlement agreement.

The race to the bottom
Canadian Lawyer
In this month's cover story, Canadian Lawyer discovers that while "suicide pricing" hasn't taken hold in Canada, law firms are still often shooting themselves in the foot by slashing fees in an effort to attract the next big client.




Crown suing cops for $3.6M over 2007 arrest
Law Times
The Toronto Police Service is facing a $3.6-million lawsuit launched by a Crown attorney who alleges police improperly searched him because of his race in 2007.

The going rate
Canadian Lawyer
The 2013 Canadian Lawyer Legal Fees Survey shows more than half of lawyers plan to freeze fees this year.



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The wind down
Canadian Lawyer
Not everyone wants to stop practising law but that day will eventually come - by choice or necessity. Start planning for it now.


Defence counsel not alter egos of clients: judge
Law Times
Defence lawyers aren't the alter egos of their clients, a Superior Court judge said in a recent ruling denouncing what he called a misunderstanding of a client-solicitor relationship.

Privileged, I presume . . .
Canadian Lawyer
Ontario's courts have confirmed presumptive privilege attaches to administrative and peripheral information, including who paid a lawyer's fee. But what if the person suspected of paying the fee was outside the solicitor-client relationship?

Competition Bureau promises whistleblower protection, more transparency
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
The day after SNC Lavalin told employees it was offering immunity to staff who come forward with knowledge of corruption at the company, the Competition Bureau announced it is launching a whistleblowing initiative and a push to demonstrate transparency in its own operations.



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The siren song of law school
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
The Ontario Bar Association wants to know why you went to law school.

Patriot Act driving businesses offshore
Law Times
Waning fear about the U.S. Patriot Act is helping drive Canadian businesses offshore in search of cloud-computing solutions.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of June 3 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Ontario court to preside in Cassels Brock lawsuit
Law Times
The Ontario Superior Court has jurisdiction to preside over a lawsuit launched by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP against dozens of lawyers across the country, according to a recent decision. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



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Self-rep victorious over town prayer
Law Times, editorial
Despite rising concerns over unrepresented litigants, one of them, Penetanguishene, Ont., resident Henry Freitag, scored a victory after leading his own case against his local council's recitation of a non-denominational prayer.

It is a revolution
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
I say alternative fee arrangements or value billing are at the heart of change and everyone needs to become more comfortable with moving away from the traditional hourly rate.

Being different is a blessing
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Yuki Shirato shares his experience with being different and how it's been a blessing.






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Do you like say on pay?
Canadian Lawyer
Banking on Corporate columnist Neill May discusses the benefits and drawbacks to say on pay.

Close legal loopholes to ensure efficient transit projects
Law Times
Premier Kathleen Wynne is now turning to new taxes to fund transit. It would be more politically astute, however, to look at all program spending and prioritize a strategy accordingly using all of the tools available such as cutting costs before seeking new revenues, writes Ian Harvey in his Queen's Park column.

Can gaming help students learn the law?
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Gaming is a novel concept in law, but a new platform featured at this week's LawTechCamp event in Toronto will introduce a concept law students might want to take note of: online mooting, writes Monica Goyal.



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