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More than 1,000 clients left scrambling
Law Times
In excess of 1,000 former clients of Heydary Hamilton PC are scrambling to manage their files after the law firm's demise, according to the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Shifting sands - part 2 – top 10 labour & employment boutiques
Canadian Lawyer
Canadian Lawyer lists the top 10 labour and employment law boutiques in the second part of this month's top boutiques feature.

Top 10 cases of 2013
The extent to which the Canadian business community and its concerns are becoming more evenly dispersed throughout this vast country becomes obvious from an analysis of the diversity evident in the geographic composition of our Top 10 Cases of 2013. In fact, the case that leads our list, Canadian National Railway v. McKercher LLP, emanates from Saskatchewan.

Epstein, Marrocco touted as potential next chief justice
Law Times
With former Ontario chief justice Warren Winkler now out of the job for more than a month, some prominent lawyers are making predictions on who will replace him.

Harris & Co.


Temporary Foreign Worker changes cause more headaches for employers
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Inspections without warrants and further delays to Labour Market Opinions make recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program bad for Canadian business, say immigration lawyers.

Timmins lawyer in legal battle over $3.4-million plane
Law Times
A Timmins, Ont., lawyer is suing his insurers for $3.4 million after they refused to pay out when his aircraft was destroyed in a crash that killed his instructor.

Western wins moot at Law Games
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Law students from around the country started off 2014 by descending on Montreal's McGill University to take each other on in what has become an annual competition.

When can court force condo owners to sell?
Law Times
A home is one's castle, but when a home sits among others in a condominium complex, the rules become somewhat different than with standalone houses.

Video: Ontario Legal News Update
Law Times, online
Get the latest news in the Ontario Legal News Update for the week of January 13 with Law Times editor Glenn Kauth.

Lawyer appointed ambassador to Israel
Law Times
The government has appointed Toronto lawyer Vivian Bercovici as Canada's new ambassador to Israel. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

Mathews Dinsdale


Plus ça change
Law Times, editorial
To be sure, there has been progress on lots of fronts. But what's interesting about looking back at many of the old Law Times issues as the paper gears up to mark its 25th anniversary this year is that, on this issue and several others, a lot of things haven't changed.

Getting a larger piece of the legal pie
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Firms that hold onto a large part of the legal pie demonstrate they genuinely care, invest in the client, bring passion to the table, share trending information on a timely basis, and ask pointed, insightful questions, writes Renato Pontello in his column, Practising In-house.

SCC tasked with cleaning Harper's messes in busy winter session
Law Times
Richard Cleroux, in his "The Hill" column, takes a look at the Supreme Court of Canada's winter session, including a number of cases dealing directly with legal messes created by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

3 good habits & an approach
Canadian Lawyer, online
This week, we launch Making it Count, a monthly column written by Field Law CMO Simone Hughes. In her first piece, she lists a few simple habits that will improve your skills in marketing, public relations and business development.

Filion Wakely


The Seven Wonders
Canadian Lawyer, online
Barbara Hendrickson, CEO of BAX Securities Law, goes over some of the sobering issues raised by the Canadian Bar Association Futures Committee.

Preferable procedure: A two-part analysis of A2J
Canadian Lawyer, online
In her latest Trials & Tribulations column, Margaret Waddell looks at the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in Fischer v. AIC Ltd. Until the SCC articulated that access to justice involves a two-part analysis, there was no consistent measure by which this part of the preferability test would be analyzed.

'Tax morality' debate coming
As tax is increasingly debated in moral rather than legal terms and world leaders begin to focus on perceived tax evasion, reputational risk will be linked directly to a company's tax contributions, writes KPMG's Iain MacIntosh.

Five innovative projects show legal profession is making
Law Times, online
The legal profession has a reputation for being conservative, traditional, and slow to adapt, writes Monica Goyal in her Bits & Bytes column. While these chargers are hard to dispute, it's a little myopic to paint the entire profession with that brush.

Here's to using decision trees in the new year
Canadian Lawyer, online
In Ben Hanuka's column, The Future Files, he details some of the advantages of using "decision trees" in your practice.

Sherrard Kuzz

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