Daphne Dumont to receive CBA’s Cecilia I. Johnstone award

Award recognises women who have achieved professional excellence and inspired others to do the same

Quebec taking harsh line on cannabis edibles

The only province making their own rules, the Quebec government released draft regulations for edible cannabis, which will be available in December

Corporate Counsel Survey 2019 closes on Monday, Aug 26

Last chance to partake in annual survey into corporate counsel-firm relationship

Canadian Judicial Council seeks leave to SCC in Girouard case

Jurisdiction of council to remove judge could head to Canada’s highest court

B.C. animal law ruling means death for dangerous dogs

The B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed a dog owner’s appeal, in a decision lawyers say will prevent courts from overruling orders to kill dangerous dogs

B.C. Court of Appeal clarifies when environmental assessments lapse

Resort will need second environmental assessment, after failing to get 'substantially started'

Corporate Counsel 2019 – survey underway

Canadian Lawyer invites you to participate in its annual Corporate Counsel Survey

Canadian Lawyer releases 2019 Top 25 Most Influential list

2019 marks a decade since the inaugural Top 25 list


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They’re called automobiles for a reason. Mobility is their defining virtue and the reason you need insurance

Are you underinsured?

Insurance is a fact of modern life. You can’t drive a car without it, and no conscientious homeowner would forego it.  But how do you know if you’ve got the right coverage?


Michael Spratt analyses the aftermath of Ontario’s Legal Aid funding cuts

The subsidiary entity exposure conundrum

Recent decisions on piercing the corporate veil exemplify how doing the right thing can often be wrong, argues Neill May

A recent case from the Ontario Small Claims Court demonstrates the flaws in our system

U of T law student Teodora Pasca says Legal aid cuts and the Student Choice Initiative threaten the future of the legal profession


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Will the conversation catalyzed by the Law Society of Ontario mean the end of articling?

A nationwide conversation has started about how well the articling system is working and whether it should be scrapped

Copyright law: set for an overhaul?

A look at the key recommendations of two recent House of Commons reports concerning Canadian copyright law

Immigration lawyers skeptical about consultant regulation

The federal government is creating a new regulatory regime for immigration consultants

Phishing for victims

A lawyer’s email can be both the front door through which clients enter and the back door through which thieves sneak.