Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: September 25, 2023 update

Four law firms made new announcements

Trust account misuse among reasons BC lawyer faces discipline for professional misconduct

Over $3 million funnelled through trust accounts without providing legal services

Former lawyer cannot represent his wife in personal injury case, says NS Supreme Court

The court was concerned with a potential conflict of interest

Office of the Privacy Commissioner 2022-2023 annual report tabled in Parliament

Report features the OPC's efforts to protect fundamental privacy rights in the online era

Blakes and Chaitons appear in four commercial list suits this week

AGB, Bennett Jones, Kushneryk Morgan, Ross Nasseri, Tyr act in commercial cases involving multimillions

BC courts change rules to permit emailed document delivery

Lawyer says court should also bring back video appearances for short court applications

Fillmore Riley takes a trip to the tundra for its firm retreat

Viewing the polar bears is a good reason to visit and celebrate the firm's 140 anniversary

Ontario Superior Court finds Brampton doctor liable for negligence resulting in patient's death

He discharged the patient despite the severe discomfort she was experiencing

Federal Court of Appeal hears employment and human rights cases

Federal Court case alleges systemic discrimination and stigmatization within Canadian forces


Courts must look to the future, not just the past, writes Edward Waitzer

A healthy dose of dread is understandable, but both of these things offer opportunities

Ensuring lawyers understand how new approaches to EDI impact communities will strengthen our profession

Go past the community engagement posts and you see the real story


Future bright despite challenging fundraising environment for tech startups: Fasken's Marc Shewchun

Shewchun recently joined the emerging technology group at Fasken

Delegatus president Pascale Pageau discusses her firm's unique working model

Lawyers increasingly seeking alternative ways to work, says Pageau

Helping advocates excel from the outset: The Advocates' Society's CEO Vicki White

When White took the helm at the group that helps litigators, she was excited to broaden its reach

Heading off harassment in the workplace

A new tort of harassment could affect workplace culture and become part of lawyers' toolkits


Dentons appoints new co-head of energy group in Europe

Co-heads will lead group of 140 lawyers across 18 countries

Mayer Brown boosts corporate & securities practice with partner hire

Allison Lee is the latest M&A partner to join Mayer Brown in Asia

DLA Piper introduces investment funds partner group

New partners will be based in San Diego and Washington DC

Cooley announces next CEO

Rachel Proffitt will be the firm's first woman CEO