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CP to challenge CCAA jurisdiction issue in Lac-Mégantic settlement
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
Almost two years after a tragic train derailment and explosion hit the small town of Lac-Mégantic, Que., lawyers are set to gather in a Sherbrooke court this month to consider next steps towards a proposed $300-million settlement.

Legal aid lawyers file Charter challenge against LAO
Law Times
As it faces a constitutional challenge filed by staff lawyers who have been seeking to unionize, Legal Aid Ontario says it respects their right to associate and is willing to consider associations other than the union the employees want to join.

Time for contingency fees in family law?
Law Times
Ending Ontario's ban on contingency fees in family law cases is probably not the best way to help people who are unable to afford counsel, some Ontario family lawyers say.

Video: Life after articles
Canadian Lawyer 4Students, online
Perfecting your elevator pitch, how to negotiate a salary, and which law firm to apply to, were just some of the discussion topics covered during the 'Life after hireback' event for articling students who are looking for jobs back following their articles.

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Lawyer calls for Teranet changes to prevent fraud
Law Times
An Ontario lawyer is calling on the province to do more to prevent real estate fraud by changing the regulations governing the electronic land registry system to restrict access to non-lawyers.

Erasing History: EU's 'right to be forgotten' case will have global ramifications
With all the stir about the European Court of Justice's enunciation of the "right to be forgotten" in its May 2014 decision in Google Spain v. Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja Gonzalez, Canadian companies may justifiably be concerned as to how this controversial principle applies to them.

Law firms slow to respond to 'Mobilegeddon'
Law Times
Legal marketers say most Canadian law firms still don't have mobile-friendly web sites despite a recent change in the Google algorithm that could push them down the mobile search rankings.

Allgood to join Dentons
Law Times
Following his departure from the Royal Bank of Canada in April, David Allgood is making the switch to life at a law firm. Click
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A window for justice reform
Law Times, editorial
If the federal parties are truly serious about conciliation, they should be talking about justice system reforms this fall.

The risk of litigating
Lexpert, editorial
Why are corporate clients seemingly disinclined to pursue large-scale litigation? The usual answers, time and expense, are well-known, and indeed, law firms are responding to these complaints.

Understanding successful law firm staffing
Canadian Lawyer, online
In her column, Soul and Small Practice, Pascale Daigneault shares her ideal employment recipe or formula, which consists of three pillars or components.

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Make recruitment, development, retention, and succession a priority
Canadian Lawyer InHouse, online
The newest breed of general counsel prioritizes human resources issues — specifically recruitment, development, retention, and succession, writes Renato Pontello in his Practising In-house column. They see the competence and composition of their department as one of the key responsibilities they are entrusted with.

A take on presumption of prejudice
Canadian Lawyer, online
In her Trials & Tribulations column, Gillian Hnatiw takes solace in the appeal court's decision in MDM Plastics v. Vincor International, which overturns a decision that presumed prejudice to the defendant because of the plaintiff's failure to respond to the court registrar's status notice.

Ontario needs case law on sexy dress codes
Law Times
In this week's Speaker's Corner, employment lawyer David Harris notes that there has been a dearth of cases dealing with sexual exploitation issues around dress codes over the years. It's time, he says, for the courts to clarify the law.

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Top 10 Ontario Law Firms - Closes June 29
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