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Canadian team scores at world cup for lawyers
Law Times
As the German and Argentine teams rest up after the World Cup final this weekend, so are lawyers across Canada who recently scored good results at the international world cup for lawyers.


McCain Foods loses in-house counsel to Cognition
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
After eight years as in-house counsel at McCain Foods Ltd., Tyler Langdon has left the company to establish an Atlantic Canadian presence for alternative legal services provider Cognition LLP.

Measuring up on diversity in the legal profession
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Some of Canada's most powerful clients are asking to see law firms' diversity metrics. Most are tracking women's progress, but visible and invisible minorities are next.



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TWU among biggest challenges faced by outgoing LSUC treasurer
Law Times
Former Law Society of Upper Canada treasurer Tom Conway is about to become the president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in November. In an interview with Law Times, he takes a look back at his term as treasurer of the law society.


Fringe lawyers find art in watching paint dry
Law Times
Between acting for their clients and acting on stage, it's been a busy week for a dozen lawyers who performed a play last week at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

New CBA section focuses on children's law
Law Times
Children should be seen and not heard, according to the old adage, but not if you ask a group of Canadian Bar Association members who have formed a committee to give the country's youth a legal voice.

New judge, senior JPS appointed
Law Times
The province has appointed Toronto family lawyer Victoria Starr as a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice. Click
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The latest on limitations
Canadian Lawyer, online
In this month's Trials & Tribulations column, Margaret Waddell remarks on the Limitations Act, 2002. While it was supposed to achieve clarity and predictability in the determination of limitation periods, the act has continued to spawn litigation requiring adjudication and interpretation at the appellate level.

Time for Wynne to lead on Ontario's pressing needs
Law Times
In his Inside Queen's Park column, Ian Harvey comments on Premier Kathleen Wynne's victory and popular mandate. She has a mandate to govern and it's time to step up and demonstrate the leadership qualities she fussed about during the campaign.


The whole nine yards of conflict-of-interest certification
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Corporate conflict-of-interest policies come in many flavours, writes Renato Pontello in his column, Practising In-house. On the whole, they apply not only to employees but also to contractors and suppliers.



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The value of nothing
Lexpert
Ethical behaviour ideally leads to nothing bad happening. Which is a lot cheaper than something, writes Paul Paton in his monthly Last Word column.

Statutory change needed to address age discrimination in workers' compensation law
Law Times
Following the recent successful challenge of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Act over its failure to treat mental distress claims in a manner similar to those involving physical disability, new arguments are in progress that assert the same legislation fails to offer equal protections to older workers, writes David Harris in this week's Speaker's Corner.

Box offers sophisticated cloud storage
Canadian Lawyer, online
In last month's The Future Files column, Ben Hanuka overviewed the pros and cons of using the cloud for storing documents. His conclusion was storing documents in the cloud will grow to be indispensable and, indeed, inevitable. This month, he gives an overview of some of the key features of Box (box.com), a U.S.-based company.



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