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Law grad plans appeal after royal succession challenge dismissed
Law Times
A Superior Court judge may have told him he doesn't have standing to challenge the royal succession rules, but a recent law graduate says he's not giving up his fight against a provision that bars Catholics from ascending to the throne.

The Penang lawyer
Canadian Lawyer
In this month's cover story, Canadian Lawyer chats with Hartley Nathan, who has used his legal mind to turn his interest in all things Sherlock Holmes into a lifelong passion.

No leniency for lawyers as appeal court restores counsel's contempt finding for Mareva breach

Law Times
The Ontario Court of Appeal has restored a civil contempt finding against a Toronto lawyer who transferred money from his trust account despite a Mareva order restricting the funds.

Blaney McMurtry


Opportunities and risk
Canadian Lawyer
Canadian Lawyer's top 10 Ontario regional law firms see possibilities in this era of consolidation and slow economic growth.

Court sends message about lawyers sharing duties with clients
Law Times
When lawyers are sharing duties with their clients, they must draw a "bright line" in delineating the responsibilities, the Ontario Court of Appeal said in a ruling last week on a law firm's negligence in a real estate matter.

From undertaker to fixer
Canadian Lawyer
How restructuring lawyers are becoming the heroes of the day for junior and mid-cap mining companies in Canada.

Gardiner Roberts


Are class actions going to trial more often?
Law Times
One popular view of the class action landscape in Canada's common law jurisdictions is that the process has entered a new era in which a greater proportion of class actions, particularly those involving long hearings, are going to trial.

OSC considering prospectus exemption for crowdfunding
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Start-ups and small businesses may soon have an easier time getting access to cash as the Ontario Securities Commission takes the next step in developing a crowdfunding regulatory framework.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of September 2 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

LSUC bencher remembered
Law Times
Longtime Law Society of Upper Canada Bencher Marshall Crowe has died. The 92-year-old passed away on Aug. 16, law society Treasurer Tom Conway announced last week. Click here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



Even the playing field
Law Times, editorial
There's no reason for the Canadian government to offer Verizon any added advantages. A new major provider would be welcome, but the incumbents are right in insisting it play on equal terms.

Always be prepared
Canadian Lawyer, editorial
Not only do you need to be sure your firm's insurance policy provides for the loss of physical and digital aspects of your office but your information should always be backed up so if there is a disaster, you can recover your client and other types of data and get back to work quickly.

Liberty-at-stake matters too important for dabblers like paralegals: Crown
Law Times
For the proper administration of justice, those advocates who are not sufficiently capable should stay away from liberty-at-stake matters and leave them to those defence lawyers who have training, experience, and a specialization in criminal law, opines Scott Arnold in this week's Speaker's Corner column.



Should public opinion count?
Canadian Lawyer
Two cases before the Supreme Court of Canada could be swayed by popular opinion, writes Philip Slayton in his Top Court Tales column.

Two small-firm apps typify divide in how lawyers use new way to reach out
Law Times
A number of smaller law firms are embracing smartphone applications as a new way to advertise their services to the public, writes Bits & Bytes columnist Monica Goyal. There are many different ways to do it, and two Ontario firms in the midst of rolling out their own applications typify the divide in how the profession is approaching this opportunity.

Minden Gross


When e-discovery meets big data, can case analytics be far behind?
Canadian Lawyer
Know this: although size matters, much depends on how you handle it, writes Dera Nevin in this month's Tech Support column.

Looking back
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Ab Initio columnist Rebecca Lockwood looks back over her last two years of law school and offers some advice to first-year students.

Aird Berlis

Legal Feeds

Pallett Valo


Canadian Lawyer annual corporate counsel survey
Each year Canadian Lawyer surveys in-house, general, and corporate counsel about the operation of their legal department. This year, we are focusing on particular aspects of the relationship between corporate counsel and external law firms and how in-house counsel are managing their budgets. The results of the survey will be tabulated and presented in the November/December issue of Canadian Lawyer. The responses will also be reported in InHouse, and are often cited at various legal seminars throughout the year. Please click here to fill out the survey. The deadline for submitting responses is Sept. 16. Thank you for taking the time to participate.

This week's Law Times poll
Should foreign-service officers be comparing themselves to government lawyers in demanding higher pay as part of their job action? Have your say in the weekly Law Times poll.

Torkin Manes


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