Sandra Shutt

Sandra Shutt
Sexism is not moot

Sexism is not moot

At first, Ria Guidone was floored when she was told to ‘seduce the court,’ but it helped open up a conversation about women in the profession.

When your client sees red

When your client sees red

Investing in real estate: Not just a home

Investing in real estate: Not just a home

When clients treat real estate as an investment, the legal and financial issues can get complex. Persistently low interest rates and investors’ desire for tangible assets have made real estate the vehicle of choice for many looking to grow their income, as anyone shopping for property in the Toronto and Vancouver areas can attest.

The new disrupted normal

The new disrupted normal

Automation is poised to shake up the legal industry. How can students prepare for a shifting career landscape?

The traumatic effect of protection orders in family law

The traumatic effect of protection orders in family law

Junior in-house counsel: Ethical challenges and professional obligations to consider

Junior in-house counsel: Ethical challenges and professional obligations to consider

A case of no respect?

A case of no respect?

Poor François Desroches-Lapointe. A board member and spokesman for the Quebec civil lawyers’ and notaries’ union — Les avocats et notaires de l’État québécois, or LANEQ — he tried in vain in May to find members who were willing to share their first-hand experiences on the picket lines during their historic four-month general strike, the longest in Canadian public service history.

Deconstructing the workplace

Deconstructing the workplace

Driven by technological advancements combined with growing aspirations for better work-life balance, more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements. Whether and how to offer flexible arrangements is a business decision, but it’s one best made with full appreciation of the legal issues.

The promise of the invention

The promise of the invention

In a blog entitled The Patent Policy That Could Harm Canada’s Patients, Laura Crist of the Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, condemned Canada’s patent case law for requiring Canadian patents to achieve the promise set out in the patent specification.

Despair ahead: Millennial lawyers and the legal job market

Despair ahead: Millennial lawyers and the legal job market