Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan is the editor Law Times’ website and newsletter, where she reports and writes about Ontario’s legal scene and contributes to Canadian Lawyer magazine. 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. Email her here.

Women in law - Cheryl Reicin doesn’t live by labels

Women in law - Cheryl Reicin doesn’t live by labels

Women are leading the movement to customize legal careers

Women in Law - Patience Omokhodion on running her own race

Women in Law - Patience Omokhodion on running her own race

Cassels partner explains how she propelled herself to the forefront of her field

Catherine McKenna: A product of her environment

Catherine McKenna: A product of her environment

The political tides are always shifting — but the Minister of Environment and Climate Change has her own flow

Rewards rise for informants blowing whistle on offshore federal tax non-compliance

Rewards rise for informants blowing whistle on offshore federal tax non-compliance

Bennett Jones asked for new data on the CRA’s Offshore Tax Informant Program

Canadian Judicial Council seeks leave to SCC in Girouard case

Canadian Judicial Council seeks leave to SCC in Girouard case

Jurisdiction of council to remove judge could head to Canada’s highest court

EXCLUSIVE: Privacy commissioner suspends consultation following Equifax data breach, say lawyers

EXCLUSIVE: Privacy commissioner suspends consultation following Equifax data breach, say lawyers

The Canadian government’s privacy watchdog is quietly winding down a consultation that was announced in April following the Equifax data breach, say lawyers.

More than half of Ontario lawyers elected to regulator oppose statement of principles

More than half of Ontario lawyers elected to regulator oppose statement of principles

More than half of the lawyers elected to the Law Society of Ontario’s new board of directors are opposed to the statement of principles, which lawyers say marks a sharp change in direction for the future of the regulator.

Courts struggle on causation tests in some malpractice cases

Courts struggle on causation tests in some malpractice cases

A recent decision from the Court of Appeal for Ontario highlights uncertainty in the law surrounding causation in medical malpractice cases of delayed diagnosis allegations, according to a lawyer that worked on the case.

Appeal court affirms Crown immunity from police negligence claims

Appeal court affirms Crown immunity from police negligence claims

The Court of Appeal of Ontario upheld a decision to reject a negligence-based claim against Crown lawyers.

Guidelines to protect client information on phones, laptops released

Guidelines to protect client information on phones, laptops released

Canadian law societies are advising lawyers on how to protect their electronic devices when facing border security agents during travel. The Law Society of Ontario updated its governing board on the issue ahead of a Convocation meeting on April 25. The LSO’s agenda referenced a report developed at the end of last year and presented recently at a semi-annual spring meeting by the Policy Counterpart Group of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.