Michael McKiernan

Michael McKiernan
Tech support: law firms lining up to take advantage of tech boom

Tech support: law firms lining up to take advantage of tech boom

“Technology has no boundaries. Everything either is touched by it or will be in the future.”

Predatory marriages

Predatory marriages

Although the phenomenon is more often associated with financial exploitation of an elderly person, often by a caregiver, family friend or neighbour, vulnerable people of all ages are at risk.

Family law catch-up

Family law catch-up

The federal government’s new reforms reinforce how family disputes are already being resolved

Paralegals in family law

Paralegals in family law

Paralegals are poised to have more of a role in family law disputes despite resistance from the bar. For Marshall Yarmus, the end of a decade-long journey is finally in sight.

Scrapping the civil jury

Scrapping the civil jury

Critics say juries are not suited to determine damages in personal injury cases, but not everyone agrees.

The startup economy

The startup economy

Law firms need to play the long game to score entrepreneurial clients. When Ryan Clements joined the Calgary office of Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP as an articling student, it represented a step into the unknown for members of the Clements clan. “I was the first in my family to be employed,” Clements says.

Podcasting the law

Podcasting the law

Demand for cyber-insurance on the upswing

Demand for cyber-insurance on the upswing

July 2016 - It's not all about money

July 2016 - It's not all about money

June 2016 - The going rate

June 2016 - The going rate