Angelique EagleWoman says she has been the “victim of systemic discrimination” at Lakehead University and has resigned two years into being appointed the first Indigenous dean of law at a Canadian university.
Bennett Jones LLP and Vancouver firm McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP are merging.
The largest salary divide between men and women in-house in Canada exists in the most senior roles for equivalent work and diversity remains a challenge, but as more young lawyers make the switch from private practice sooner in their career that gap should close, according to a recent survey.
Recommendations from a Parliamentary committee to strengthen the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and give more power to the federal privacy commissioner are likely being driven by privacy requirements coming into effect in Europe.
The federal government has backed away from its July 17, 2017 proposal on how the taxation of passive investment income for Canadian-controlled private corporations would be taxed.
Racialized and diverse lawyers from private practice who are interested in pitching for work from big companies such as Home Depot, Bruce Power, BMO Financial, Nissan Canada and more are invited to sign up for the Diversity Pitch Event March 7 in Toronto.
Big law firms continue to prosper but as clients push for convergence will the big four accounting firms be the ones in-house counsel look to in the future to satisfy all of their needs?
Ontario is seeking further comment on aspects of its Whistleblower Program, including a proposed revision to clarify that in-house counsel who report misconduct in breach of law society rules won’t be entitled to cash awards.