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Last chance to take part in Canadian Lawyer’s survey

Final week to complete important national survey on law firm profitability and performance

Convictions restored for two accused in plot to attack Via Rail train

SCC finds curative proviso of Criminal Code section can be applied to cure jury selection errors

COVID’s rush to digitize partly behind Athennian’s new funding round: CEO

Prominent legal-tech investors among new funders of the cloud-based legal-entity management platform

Canadian Lawyer reveals top tax boutiques firms for 2021

Figuring out the new tax issues related to COVID-19 a big job for this year’s winners

Canadian energy sector to perk up in 2021 with U.S. Biden administration, higher oil prices: Dentons

Renewables, carbon pricing will impact the competitive landscape

Manitoba court allows appeal of plaintiff whose floor was damaged by de-icing fluid

Exception to freezing exclusion in policy insuring against all risks applies, says appellate court

Federal Court clarifies best practices for urgent stay motions for removals

Applicants planning to file urgent motions should notify court and respondent in advance

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: Mar. 8, 2021 update

Firm announcements include Davies, Dentons, Langlois, McCarthy Tétrault, Osler

Insolvencies expected to rise in 2021

2020 saw major restructurings, notably in the energy and oil and gas sectors

OPINION

The fundamental value of in-person proceedings is being questioned

Only full decriminalization will help prevent unnecessary deaths caused by addiction and drugs

Pandemic-era M&A disputes

US and Canadian decisions on purchases aborted due to COVID reached very different conclusions

Mediator Mitchell Rose offers another satirical look at a partner's advice updated for the Zoom era

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2021 Law Firm Economics Survey

Canadian Lawyer magazine would like your input for our inaugural Law Firm Economics Survey. The purpose of this survey is to accumulate data for a comprehensive benchmarking report that will help law firm leaders compare their firm’s performance with other firms based on size, geographic location, practice area and other criteria.
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COVID-19’s impact on personal injury cases

Changes to court processes have differed widely across the country

Decision clarifies landscape for claims related to contract interpretation in IP law, says lawyer

Ruling helps lawyers advise clients on what can and cannot be brought to the Federal Court: lawyer

Virtual arbitral hearings: Arbitrations are proceeding remotely with ‘enormous financial savings’

Arbitrators predict they are here to stay, especially in a hybrid form