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Associate's claims 'scandalous,' lawyer responds in dismissal case
Law Times
A Toronto family lawyer facing a $2-million lawsuit launched by a former associate accusing her of wrongful dismissal is calling the allegations "scandalous" and an "abuse of process."

Review board chairs decry NCR bill
Law Times
Criminal Code review board chairs across Canada are decrying a federal bill that puts new restrictions on offenders found not criminally responsible.

Back to the future: CWB addresses pension risk with annuity buy-in
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Add the Canadian Wheat Board to the list of organizations finding alternative means to tackle the risks lurking in its underfunded defined benefit pension plan.



Judge rejects cy-près award to law firm's client
Law Times
Class counsel can't in any way benefit from a cy-près award, a Superior Court judge found in a decision rejecting a chosen organization set to receive funds left over from a settlement agreement.

Rancour grows between local councils, Marin
Law Times
The rancour between Ontario ombudsman André Marin and a couple of municipal councils - notably those in Sudbury and London, Ont. - continues as the watchdog maintains his campaign against closed meetings.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest headlines in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of June 24 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Honorary doctorates awarded
Law Times
The Law Society of Upper Canada presented honorary doctorates to Ontario Court Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo and former Ontario associate chief justice Dennis O'Connor last week. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

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The winds of change
Law Times, editorial
So the Ontario government has finally relented to some of the concerns of rural Ontarians when it comes to wind turbines.

Video: Making Rain - Centre your compass
Canadian Lawyer, online
In this month's Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman focuses on internal leadership controls and how to better manage actions and reactions. One key anchor of effectual leadership is to trust your gut.

Getting a head start on OCI prep
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Applications for on-campus interviews may not be due for another couple of months, but it's a good idea to begin preparing now, writes recent grad Sasha Toten.

Time to consider no-fault medical injury compensation
Law Times
The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Ediger v. Johnston released in April once again exposes the deficiencies in our medico-legal tort system, writes Social Justice columnist Alan Shanoff.

Advanced searching in Google Books
Canadian Lawyer, online
There is a world of search capabilities using Google's advanced search options, writes Ben Hanuka in The Future Files. Utilizing them can dramatically increase the results and efficiency of a lawyer's fact investigation

The case for cy-près distributions
Canadian Lawyer, online
Notwithstanding early recognition of the appropriateness of cy-près distributions in class proceedings, academic discussion of the propriety and, at times, justifications underlying cy-près distributions in class proceedings are often viewed as suspect, writes Kirk Baert in Class Acts.

How objective is objective enough?
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
We have been discussing the notion of objectivity - what it means, its importance in law, its role in decision-making, and (especially) how we can perfect it in our own argumentation and writing - all throughout law school. This topic is never-ending, notes Rebecca Lockwood in this month's Ab Initio column.

Clark trumps the pundits . . . and Trump trumps Vancouver
Canadian Lawyer, online
Well, the big news in British Columbia last month had to be Premier Christy Clark making Ipsos-Reid, Angus Reid, and the entire political polling industry look like blithering idiots after she handily won the May 14 provincial election, writes Tony Wilson in his Letter from Law Law Land.

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