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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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Canadian Lawyer survey says 50% of firms said they stopped hiring associates during pandemic

Canadian Lawyer survey says 50% of firms said they stopped hiring associates during pandemic

‘It's easiest to despair when it feels like everything is riding on what happens tomorrow’

Online mediation provides opportunities for gender neutrality

Online mediation provides opportunities for gender neutrality

ODR could move beyond tick boxes, formal salutations, new research says

A wave of domestic violence, divorce and custody cases comes as court backlogs rise

A wave of domestic violence, divorce and custody cases comes as court backlogs rise

In a sinking economy, few can afford family lawyers

Fixed-fee law firms can help entrepreneurs battling uncertainty, says Momentum Law’s Megan Cornell

Fixed-fee law firms can help entrepreneurs battling uncertainty, says Momentum Law’s Megan Cornell

Talking about cost early on builds trust, says Megan Cornell

LSO considers shortening bencher election, making call-to-the-bar ceremonies optional

LSO considers shortening bencher election, making call-to-the-bar ceremonies optional

Administrative calls to the bar and the upcoming 2023 bencher election considered

Zora decision finds subjective mens rea applies to bail conditions, breaches

Zora decision finds subjective mens rea applies to bail conditions, breaches

SCC says courts should look at personal circumstances, particularly when bail is unintentionally breached

Investing personal injury settlements in a volatile market

Investing personal injury settlements in a volatile market

For claimants looking to invest settlements, structures contrast with whipsawing markets

Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey should not be rushing to axe civil juries, FOLA warns

Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey should not be rushing to axe civil juries, FOLA warns

Decision based on a few days of consultation could yield unintended consequences, says letter obtained by Canadian Lawyer

Chan, Sullivan ruling sparks petition on intoxication and assault, as headlines concern lawyers

Chan, Sullivan ruling sparks petition on intoxication and assault, as headlines concern lawyers

Dangers of reports equating intoxication to automatism

Survey suggests 50% of lawyers see working-from-home having a negative effect on career amid COVID

Survey suggests 50% of lawyers see working-from-home having a negative effect on career amid COVID

Many dealt with fallout of COVID-19 pandemic while working at home