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Canadian Legal Newswire



The Top 25 Most Influential
Canadian Lawyer
This month's cover story features the fourth annual list of the Canadian lawyers and judges having the most impact on the profession and society.

Hudbay plaintiffs succeed on 'very low bar'
Law Times
The Guatemalan workers alleging rape and murder on a property owned by the subsidiary of a Canadian mining company have only had to prove one thing so far: that their case against Hudbay Minerals Inc. wouldn't plainly and obviously fail if it proceeds to trial.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled law practice for this massive disruption
Canadian Lawyer
Thought leaders Chris Pinnington, Mitch Kowalski, Alice Woolley, Coulter Osborne, and Fred Headon do some futurecasting and look at where lawyers, the profession, and the justice system are headed in this country.

JP facing fresh sexual harassment allegations
Law Times
An Ontario justice of the peace is facing a fresh set of sexual harassment allegations after five more female court staff members, including a provincial prosecutor and another justice of the peace, complained about inappropriate behaviour by the judicial officer.



An 'expansive' interpretation of family violence
Canadian Lawyer
B.C. ruling equates party's 'intransigent and obstructive' litigation conduct with 'family violence.'

Video: Eighth annual InHouse/ACC general counsel roundtable on law department management: Making the business case to add lawyers in-house
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
In the second 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 how they make the business case to add additional staff and how they demonstrate the added value additional lawyers bring to the in-house team.

Groia's appeal accuses LSUC of 'abuse of process'
Law Times
The appeal factum filed on behalf of Toronto lawyer Joe Groia, convicted of professional misconduct and accused of "abuse of process" for defending himself by a Law Society of Upper Canada disciplinary panel, alleges that some of the ruling's conclusions themselves amount to such an abuse.

New UVic law dean eager to build on school's strengths
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
The new dean at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law plans to continue building upon the law school's strengths, particularly in the area of indigenous law.



Canada 'behind the curve' on Islamic finance
Law Times
For several years now, the Toronto Financial Services Alliance has promoted the idea of positioning the city as the North American hub for alternative, also known as Islamic, financing. The realization of that goal would be a significant development for Toronto's major law firms.

Mining operators in Ontario face safety compliance blitz
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Ontario mine operators may get a surprise visit from the Ministry of Labour this month and into the fall as enforcement efforts ramp up as part of the province's Safe at Work compliance initiative.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of August 6 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

MacKay, McLachlin to speak at CBA
Law Times
Recently appointed Justice Minister Peter MacKay will attend this year's Canadian Bar Association conference in Saskatoon. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

Groia & Company


Funding clinic reform
Law Times, editorial
Clinics may well need to embrace reform, but they need the time and resources to make it happen.

Well worth the read
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
While we celebrate the past achievements of our Top 25 list, we also need to look to the future. The profession is in a state of upheaval for law firms of every size and shape. Canada is by no means on the leading edge of change but even here, the situation has reached a tipping point where action is no longer avoidable.

First Nations have iron grip on Ontario's economy
Law Times
Ontario's economic future is in the hands of First Nations who effectively control all resource development, writes Ian Harvey in the Queen's Park column.

Stikeman Elliott


Big Law: selling and supporting what you know
Canadian Lawyer
There are lots of disruptions in the legal profession but also tremendous opportunities that come with that, writes Danielle Olofsson in this month's Tech Support column.

Piercing of corporate veil in Hudbay case may send Canadian companies elsewhere
Law Times
All Canadian parent companies are indeed now exposed to open-ended liability for alleged torts that may be committed by subsidiaries far from our borders, writes Megan Lem in this week's Speaker's Corner.

The unenforceability of 'agreements to agree'
Canadian Lawyer
Counsel cannot afford to be completely sanguine about the unenforceability of "agreements to agree," opines Neill May in this month's Banking on Corporate column.

Greenspan Humphrey

Legal Feeds


This week's Law Times poll
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