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Taking it to the next level
Canadian Lawyer InHouse
In the 8th annual InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel annual general counsel roundtable, the in-house bar in Canada has evolved to the point where progressive departments are leading change not only in the profession, but also alongside the business units they serve. In the first of four videos from the InHouse/Association of Corporate Counsel general counsel roundtable, moderated by Jennifer Brown and sponsored by WeirFoulds LLP, the participants discuss their views on succession planning.

Family law needs holistic approach: LCO
Law Times, online
The issues family law litigants face can be addressed not just by the justice system, but through a more holistic approach that leverages the connection and know-how of other community services, according to the Law Commission of Ontario's final report on family law reform.

The data dilemma
Canadian Lawyer InHouse
Everyone wants to believe they have document retention under control but the test is making sure it works when you need it to.

Articling is a go!
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
With most articling students off to the races next week, 4Students spoke with recruiters about what you can do to prepare yourself for this exciting (and nerve-racking) time in your legal career.

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Risk aversion stalls bail process, overcrowds remand prisons, group says
Law Times, online
As trends show Ontario's court system taking longer to make bail decisions, and denying bail in higher number than the decades before, pretrial detention centres see more traffic and worse living conditions.

Unpacking the risk of class action
Canadian Lawyer InHouse
The tourism and hospitality industry is increasingly being targeted by consumers in class action litigation. What can be done to mitigate the risks?

Feeling that need to clone yourself?
Canadian Lawyer InHouse
Small law departments are exploring options to getting some extra help when the workload spikes.

Canadian investigator completes innovative DNA research
Law Times
Sgt. Diane Cockle's gruesome role as a forensic investigator has helped her produce the world's first comprehensive study of the progression of human decomposition at crime scenes.

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Wired for a different kind of legal career
Canadian Lawyer InHouse
When Chris Gouglas was offered an opportunity to move from a law firm to counsel at Best Buy Canada Ltd. he jumped at the chance.

Preparing for the litigation hold
Canadian Lawyer InHouse
It's a scenario many in-house counsel would be advised to prepare for and drill with their teams.

Reported crime goes down in number and severity
Law Times, online
Police-reported crime reached its lowest level in 40 years in 2012, according to new numbers from Statistics Canada. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.


Courage and the CLO
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, editorial
Corporate counsel and lawyers generally, said former Ontario premier David Peterson, are in a position to bring ethical leadership to a world that in many ways is lacking it.

Video: Making Rain - Be your own chief advocate
Canadian Lawyer, online
In the July episode of Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman discusses maintaining consistent control of your professional growth and advancement by strategically informing others of your successes.

Disclosure of police records a matter of national importance
Law Times, online
R. v. Quesnelle from the Ontario Court of Appeal marks a major change for defence counsel seeking disclosure of police occurrence reports and will be key in preventing wrongful convictions, writes A Criminal Mind columnist Rosalind Conway.

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Canadian Lawyer regional law firm ranking
We are once again taking votes for the latest Canadian Lawyer regional law firm ranking. This time firms from Atlantic Canada are in the spotlight, so please take a minute to participate in our survey and rank the full-service firms based in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador that you feel are deserving of recognition. The poll closes on August 5.

This week's Law Times poll
Do you agree with a recommendation in last week's Law Commission of Ontario report calling for rule changes allowing paralegals to act in family law matters? Have your say in the weekly Law Times poll


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