Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan is the website and newsletter editor at Law Times — breaking news on Ontario’s legal scene — as well as a contributor to Canadian Lawyer magazine. Law Times covers more than a dozen practice areas that impact Ontario’s lawyers, with topics ranging from insurance law to real estate regulation; alongside trends at the Law Society of Ontario and Ontario’s Attorney General.

Her writing specialties include law, technology, and finance. Before joining Law Times, she was a journalist covering business and technology for CNBC.com and has had work appear in NBCNews.com, Yahoo Finance, and in USA Today.

She has a master’s degree in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University’s school of journalism and Stern school of business. She also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver with majors in economics and environmental science.

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WOMEN IN LAW - Partnership model requires unique approaches to mentorship, says Kim Le

WOMEN IN LAW - Partnership model requires unique approaches to mentorship, says Kim Le

By design, law firms require many voices to agree before decisions impacting young lawyers are made

New child welfare system takes effect

New child welfare system takes effect

Law aims to affirm Indigenous rights

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The top stories Canadian lawyers read this year

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Supreme Court of Canada defers to appeal officer on Canada Post’s health and safety inspections

Judicial review win highlights practicalities faced by employers

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WOMEN IN LAW - Most rewarding part of legal practice has nothing to do with glamour, says Rose Leto

It’s about trading guilt for gratitude

Judges need discipline reform, sexual assault training, Trudeau tells Lametti

Judges need discipline reform, sexual assault training, Trudeau tells Lametti

The letter also foreshadowed Parliament would get more explicit training on the independence of the office of the attorney general

Mark Wiseman to leave BlackRock

Mark Wiseman to leave BlackRock

Wiseman has a law degree from the University of Toronto

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WOMEN IN LAW - For Michelle Henry, the professional is personal

Partners and associates shouldn’t shy away from talking about tough topics, she says

Ontario’s judicial appointments must maintain political independence, says former AG Bryant

Ontario’s judicial appointments must maintain political independence, says former AG Bryant

Attorney General Doug Downey has suggested that Ontario’s current system of appointing judges is too “subjective”

Federal court piloting pro-bono services for self-reps in immigration and refugee matters

Federal court piloting pro-bono services for self-reps in immigration and refugee matters

Pilot focuses on litigants who are neither eligible for legal aid nor able to afford a lawyer