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Canadian Lawyer invites you to weigh in on Canada's leading insurance defence; tax law; and wills, trusts, and estates boutiques. In voting, draw on your experience of working with and referring work to these firms and the quality of service, clients, and mandates of each. Respondents are also invited to nominate firms not already on the shortlist. Your feedback will help us assemble rankings that will appear in the January 2015 issue.

As always, your responses are completely confidential, and are used only in the aggregate for us to judiciously determine which of the contenders is worthy of this distinction.

Voting in the poll is open until Nov. 7.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Gail J. Cohen
Editor in Chief
Canadian Lawyer/Law Times

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Heenan facing flurry of lawsuits
Law Times
Toronto lawyer representing former legal assistants at Heenan Blaikie LLP in their wrongful dismissal claims against the defunct law firm says her clients are struggling to get by after their sudden termination this year.

Law firm valuations in flux
Law Times
As the profession evolves at an ever more rapid pace, experts are mulling the impact of change on the value of legal practices.

Data breach disclosure law could bring fines
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Fines are an established punishment for data breaches south of the border and they could soon be coming to Canada.

New group forms to oppose Toronto legal clinic mergers
Law Times
Opposition to a proposal to replace 16 legal clinics in the Greater Toronto Area with three larger centres is gathering steam with local politicians expressing their concerns and a new group emerging to rally resistance to the idea.

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HRTO case questions accommodations for alleged disabilities
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
How much weight should a law student's grades be given? Does a student's sub-par academic performance automatically mean they would be a sub-par lawyer? These are some of the questions encouraged by a recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario case, R.L. v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada — National Committee on Accreditation.

High-risk travel
Companies are increasingly taking pre-emptive steps to avoid and manage travel risks. In-house counsel need to be part of the crisis management team

Even the most ethical sometimes cheat a little
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
"There is a little bit of larceny in all of us." That was general counsel and corporate secretary at the Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.'s Jim McLandress' take on research that shows while most people think of themselves as honest and ethical, they will cheat in small ways if given the opportunity and rationalize their behaviour.

Airbnb changing condo landscape
Law Times
As Airbnb becomes more popular, it has been engendering a backlash from the hospitality industry, governments, landlords, and condominium corporations around the world.

Lawyer resigns over 'unsolicited correspondence'
Law Times
A Toronto lawyer has surrendered her licence to practise law after a Law Society of Upper Canada hearing panel found she had sent "unsolicited correspondence" to judges. Click
here to read more of this story and other news tidbits in this week's Inside Story.

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A solid plan for reform
Law Times, editorial
With government finances under pressure, it's clear the idea of enhanced neighourhood services isn't realistic at this time. But the steering committee that looked at the clinic system was emphatic in its recent report that the current framework isn't ideal either.

Showing leadership on a divisive issue
Canadian Lawyer, online
Tony Wilson, in his Letter from Law Law Land column, writes that he was one of those who read Trinity Western University v. British Columbia College of Teachers and seemed to think an 8-1 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that supported the accreditation of TWU's education faculty was equally applicable to a proposed law school at TWU, mutatis mutandis.

Making Rain: Address the elephant in the room
Canadian Lawyer, online
In this month's Making Rain, executive coach Debra Forman discusses addressing the elephant in the room. To lead successfully, you must guide, control and manage how you typically react and perform; avoiding tough issues means you have no control of the outcomes.

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Liberal justice critic hopes to address other areas besides crime
Law Times
With its obsession with crime legislation and tougher sentences, Liberal justice critic Sean Casey believes the Conservative government is falling short when it comes to addressing other issues, writes Richard Cleroux in his column, The Hill.

De novo certification hearings on appeal
Canadian Lawyer, online
In August, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision in Sherry Good v. Toronto Police Services Board, in which it found the elements required for certification had been met on appeal, reversing an earlier certification refusal in these G-20 class actions. This decision, writes Kirk Baert in his Class Acts column, continues the acceptable practice of appellate courts hearing certification matters de novo.

Communication, communication, communication
Canadian Lawyer, online
Why must law firms change the way they deliver services? Stephen Mabey, in his Definitely Mabey column, argues that the best reason is because clients are telling you that you are not really unique and many are not achieving to the client's satisfaction on deliverables This, he writes, has to change. And change now!

Say hello to a transfer student
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
For better or for worse, at a small law school like the University of New Brunswick, transfer students do not have the luxury of flying below the radar, writes Ted Flett in his Ab Initio column. They are noticed. But he questions whether they are sufficiently acknowledged by current students.

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Top Boutiques Survey - Closes Nov. 7
Canadian Lawyer invites you to weigh in on Canada's leading insurance defence; tax law; and wills, trusts, and estates boutiques. Respondents are also invited to nominate firms not already on the shortlist. Your feedback will help us assemble rankings that will appear in the January 2015 issue. As always, your responses are completely confidential

This week's Law Times poll
Should the Ontario government introduce new regulations for short-term rentals through web sites such as Airbnb? Click here to have your say in the weekly Law Times poll.


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