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Lawyer 'surprised' after LSUC takes control of Heydary firms
Law Times
A lawyer affiliated with the Heydary brand of law firms says he's "very upset and disappointed" after the Law Society of Upper Canada took control of business activities at the firms last month.

Bay Street hiring declines for third year: report
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Noting "the good times are not coming back," Ultra Vires, the law student newspaper at the University of Toronto, reports the number of law students recruited by firms on Bay Street continues to decline.

Appeal decision raises questions about notice of termination clauses
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision regarding a termination clause in an employment agreement involving a man who accepted two weeks notice from his employer then claimed damages, saying he was wrongfully dismissed.

Should lawyers have an obligation to mentor peers?
Law Times
The Law Society of Upper Canada has created a task force to develop a proposal for mentorship services for the legal profession.

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AIDWYC celebrates 20 years
Law Times
Forensic science is largely a faith-based discipline whose experts testify first and worry about verification later, according to a leading U.S. law and social science scholar.

Dispute resolution threatened by bill C-4, critics warn
Law Times
Proposed amendments to the Public Service Labour Relations Act aimed at reducing trade unions' bargaining power is a threat to the dispute-resolution system and could lead to strikes and court challenges, critics are suggesting.

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

Torys partners named most most influential women
Law Times
Two Torys LLP lawyers are among this year's top 25 women of influence in Canada. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

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Let LAO lawyers unionize
Law Times, editorial
Legal Aid Ontario might argue it can't pay its lawyers as much as those who work in other areas of government but it should be making its case at the bargaining table.

Law firm partners deserve human rights protections
Law Times
McCormick v. Fasken Martineau will give the Supreme Court an opportunity to reverse the narrow interpretation of the B.C. appeal court and allow many partners to enjoy the protection of human rights codes, argues Alan Shanoff in his Social Justice column.

Do clients really hate billable hours?
Canadian Lawyer, online
Clients don't really care about the billable hour. They are looking for the same quality and firm service at a greatly reduced prices, writes Barbara Hendrickson, principal of BAX Securities Law.

The importance of outreach in the diversity transformation
Canadian Lawyer, online
As advancements in diversity in the legal sector occur slowly, albeit steadily, firms must reflect this change by distinguishing themselves as diverse employers -- not as institutions whose efforts extend only to diversity initiatives, writes LLM candidate Tracy Nanziri.

Why the guardian of Canada's justice system should be bilingual
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Opponents of changing the status quo argue that requiring the Supreme Court of Cananda to be bilingual would deprive "the best" jurists of being appointed to the bench. This argument is self-defeating, says University of Ottawa law student Kyle Nayman.

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Nomination deadline extended
The 2014 Canadian Lawyer InHouse Innovatio awards seek to recognize innovation in in-house legal departments across the country and across all sectors and organizations. Ultimately, it is about sharing best practices of the in-house bar to reflect the maturity of Canadian law departments. These awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative, and creative in meeting the needs of their clients and organizations. Nominations will be evaluated based on small and large in-house departments. We encourage in-house departments to nominate themselves and their peers. Nominations have been extended to Dec. 6. Please click here to find the nomination forms.


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