At first, Ria Guidone was floored when she was told to ‘seduce the court,’ but it helped open up a conversation about women in the profession.
When clients treat real estate as an investment, the legal and financial issues can get complex. Persistently low interest rates and investors’ desire for tangible assets have made real estate the vehicle of choice for many looking to grow their income, as anyone shopping for property in the Toronto and Vancouver areas can attest.
Automation is poised to shake up the legal industry. How can students prepare for a shifting career landscape?
Poor François Desroches-Lapointe. A board member and spokesman for the Quebec civil lawyers’ and notaries’ union — Les avocats et notaires de l’État québécois, or LANEQ — he tried in vain in May to find members who were willing to share their first-hand experiences on the picket lines during their historic four-month general strike, the longest in Canadian public service history.
Faced with the inherently cross-border and intangible nature of cyberspace, the courts struggle to impose sanctions on people who use the Internet to commit unlawful acts.
In a blog entitled The Patent Policy That Could Harm Canada’s Patients, Laura Crist of the Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, condemned Canada’s patent case law for requiring Canadian patents to achieve the promise set out in the patent specification.
Driven by technological advancements combined with growing aspirations for better work-life balance, more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements. Whether and how to offer flexible arrangements is a business decision, but it’s one best made with full appreciation of the legal issues.