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Canadian Lawyer is once again taking votes for our latest regional firm ranking. This time Quebec firms are in the spotlight, so please take a minute to participate in our survey and rank the top Quebec-based, full-service firms you feel are deserving of recognition.

We encourage in-house counsel as well as lawyers from firms in other regions to let us know which firms you think are tops in the province of Quebec. We will select 10 firms with with offices only in the province of Quebec (extending across the river to include Ottawa), and offering a wide range of legal services. Your input is integral in helping us determine which firms stand out from the crowd and deserve praise for their outstanding performance.

Please click here to fill out the survey, it will only take a few minutes.

Gail J. Cohen
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'Unprecedented period' means big legal bills
Law Times
As the provincial government continues to introduce a range of new health laws, records show hospitals are spending big money on legal services as they seek to understand the rules.


Six months to prepare for 'overkill' CASL legislation
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
It's been three years in the making but businesses now have little more than six months to prepare for Canada's Anti-Spam Law, which will take effect July 1, 2014.

LAO seeks 'better way' on mental-health matters
Law Times
A Toronto lawyer who focuses on mental-health issues is commending Legal Aid Ontario for developing a strategy to better help clients like hers but worries its approach may be heading in the wrong direction.

New role looks to support associates' diverse goals
Law Times
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has hired a career development officer whose job description includes helping associates plan alternate career paths.



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AG falters on court technology system once again
Law Times
The Ministry of the Attorney General says it no longer plans to implement the Court Information Management System that has cost at least $10 million and several years to develop.


Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of December 9 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

New partners at Dentons
Law Times
Dentons Canada LLP's Toronto office welcomed David Carbonaro and Andrew Elbaz to the firm as partners in the corporate finance and securities group. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.



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Province fails on court technology
Law Times, editorial
It's now clear that the dream of a comprehensive court technology system won't become reality any time soon.

Lessons to be learned from LSUC v. Groia
Canadian Lawyer, online
When does zealous courtroom advocacy cross the line into incivility? And when does that incivility cross over to professional misconduct? asks Margaret Waddell in her Trials & Tribulations column.

Naming and shaming of international human rights abuses
Canadian Lawyer, online
In her final Human Rights . . . Here & There column, Sonya Nigam discusses the pros and cons of human rights organizations' naming and shaming campaigns.

Defence counsel warned to pay attention to victim fine surcharges
Law Times
Caveat barrister. Rosalind Conway, in her Criminal Mind column, urges lawyers not to gloss over victim surcharges with clients.


Deflecting the dreaded technology escrow agreement
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Whether mature, large, mid-size, or emerging startups, businesses will from time-to-time be pressured into signing technology escrow agreements with customers writes Practising In-house columnist Renato Pontello.

George Miller's secret to being the best lawyer (you can be)
Canadian Lawyer, online
In the early 1990s, the late George C. Miller of what was then Outerbridge & Miller, was the best lawyer in town, writes Lee Akazaki in his last Accidental Mentor column.

Studying abroad? Plan ahead
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Shawn Lestage says the education he received in the U.K. was world class and is excited about the career options he has, but nonetheless, advises prospective students to identify their goals at the outset and work diligently to achieve them.

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2014 Top 10 Quebec Law Firm
Voting is now open for our latest regional firm rankings. We encourage in-house counsel as well as lawyers from firms in other regions to let us know which firms you think are tops in the province of Quebec. We will select 10 firms with with offices only in the province of Quebec (extending across the river to include Ottawa), and offering a wide range of legal services. Your input is integral in helping us determine which firms stand out from the crowd and deserve praise for their outstanding performance.

Please click here to fill out the survey, it will only take a few minutes. Polling is open until Jan. 6, 2014. The results will appear in the March 2014 issue of Canadian Lawyer.

This week's Law Times poll
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