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Does Nova Scotia have answer for lawyers with mental illness?
Law Times
When it comes to dealing with lawyers with mental-health illnesses at the Law Society of Upper Canada, the path to change could begin with a look at one of the country's smaller provinces.

Unpaid articling legal, but is it ethical?
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Unpaid internships are becoming rampant in North America but the ethical debate surrounding them is gaining strength too.

Master overstepped jurisdiction in criticizing lawyer: judge
Law Times
A Superior Court master had no jurisdiction to make a finding that a Toronto lawyer was guilty of professional misconduct, according to a judge who granted the embattled counsel leave to appeal an endorsement accusing him of sharp practice.

Sovereign immunity boosted in Ontario court ruling
Law Times
Canadian companies doing business with foreign state-owned enterprises should be mindful of the reality that it won't be easy to bring sovereign states into Canadian courtrooms should a dispute arise, a recent ruling from the Superior Court suggests.

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In-house look to promote inclusion of disabled in law departments
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Legal Leaders for Diversity is expanding its efforts to include a new initiative aimed at encouraging the hiring of those with disabilities in the legal profession.

Condo directors to pay $100K for bad faith
Law Times
The court has ordered a group of condominium directors to personally pay costs of almost $100,000 for acting in bad faith in a dispute over a landscaped courtyard.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of June 10 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Faskens off to the races
Law Times
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is off to the races. Click
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SLAPP bill welcome
Law Times, editorial
It took a long time, but the Ontario government has finally come forward with legislation to deal with strategic litigation against public participation.

A radical idea for giving the average person their day in court
Canadian Lawyer, online
Choose one case where you might otherwise send the client packing because they "can't afford" you even when they appear to have a meritorious case, suggests Trials & Tribulations columnist Margaret Waddell.

Breaking the cycle of codependence
Law Times
It's imperative for both the addicts and those who care about them, to replace codependence with self-care, advises Doron Gold in The Lawyer Therapist column.

Merit and your career in law
Canadian Lawyer, online
If there is a strategy to capitalize on your merit as a lawyer or future lawyer, it is to wrap your mind around the fact that employers, clients, and members of the public value lawyers both for ability to understand and express doctrine, and for human qualities and experience, opines The Accidental Mentor columnist Lee Akazaki.

Facing racial 'discomfort'
Canadian Lawyer, online
More discussion about race is needed, and will always be needed, because the root of our discomfort with race and difference is related to the nature of our being, writes Sonya Nigam in this month's Human Rights . . . Here & There column.


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