INHOUSE CURRENT ISSUE

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May, 2017
  • Readers' Choice

    More than 1,600 readers cast votes for their preferred suppliers and vendors in more than 40 categories.
  • Mapping out an e-discovery strategy

    The numbers on e-discovery projects can be staggering both from a dollar and document perspective. E-discovery can represent 50 per cent of the cost in a litigation matter. It can also be a process where 50,000 documents are looked at for 200 that really matter.
  • In search of the right expert witness

    While it may seem at times that in the world at large there is increasing resistance to facts and expertise, this is not the case in the courts.
  • Getting ready for GDPR

    For years, Canada and the European Union have enjoyed a safe and comfortable relationship when it comes to data privacy. Next year, that will change.

DEPARTMENTS

  • School board confidential

    School board confidential

    Brenda Stokes Verworn left private practice to go in-house many years before doing so became a popular path for lawyers looking for a different way to apply their legal skills. After several years in the law firm environment, she discovered the appeal of providing legal advice in-house in the public sector at the level of local government.
  • Building future wealth  for First Nations

    Building future wealth for First Nations

    Howard Morry has been associated with First Nations work since the 1980s in the early days of his career. Often, he was focused on economic development projects and occasionally observing the obstacles First Nations faced in trying to grow their economic base.

OPINIONS

  • Stretching the long arm of the law?

    Two recent decisions suggest that Canadian courts are ever more inclined to assume jurisdiction over civil claims brought by foreign plaintiffs against Canadian multinationals operating abroad.
  • Gender identity and expression

    British Columbia amended its Human Rights Code in July 2016 to add “gender identity and expression” as a protected ground. This means that, in B.C., it is now prohibited to discriminate in areas including employment based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression.
  • CETA bringing changes to pharma patents in Canada

    On Oct. 30, 2016, Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union. Just one day later, Bill C-30: An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures was introduced.
  • Jennifer Brown

    Do you have a business plan for the legal department?

    Does your in-house legal department have a formal written business plan? If you do, you’re among the approximately 25 per cent that do in Canada.
  • Renato Pontello

    Cybersecurity and the Yahoo experience – Legal pays the price

    If we were to roll the movie back several years, most boards in North America would have listed cybersecurity as low on their list of priorities. Experience has shown, however, that we seriously underestimated the effect a security breach could have on a company’s reputation and fortunes.

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