For a lawyer who started his career on a typical path, Ryan Teschner has surely benefited from and embraced tumultuous events. As a young associate with a promising career on the partnership path at Heenan Blaikie, his career seemed straightforward. But it was not to be, once the firm dissolved in dramatic fashion.
Reading case law is such a big part of legal education but many lawyers advise on issues that have never been litigated. Our cover story on food law is such an example.
When people ask me who my typical reader at Canadian Lawyer is, my response is that the name says it all. We write about and for all kinds of lawyers in Canada, in all parts of the country.
The Canadian Bar Association passed a motion at its annual general meeting defining diversity after a multi-year consultation.
If you speak with any legal tech entrepreneur long enough, talk often shifts from cool new technologies to human behaviour.
In her judicial application, Michele Hollins was asked how her experience would provide her with insight into the diversity of Canadian perspectives. She cited the impact of mental illness in her answer.
A couple who neglected to inform their insurer that their son had a G2 driver's licence has had their policy declared void after their son was involved in an accident and they were sued by an injured party.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a Henson trust, which is commonly used to set money aside for people with disabilities, should not be considered an “asset” when determining eligibility for rental assistance.
Yes, the Charter is under attack. And politicians may be “breaking the glass” in what most would agree is not an emergency. But defenders of the Charter should keep in mind that even if the glass is broken, the words underneath are still there.
Canada’s first and only Indigenous judge on an appellate court, has joined Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP as senior counsel.