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Supreme Court of Nova Scotia Chief Justice Deborah Smith on the judiciary’s most pressing challenges

          

Deborah Smith was appointed the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 2019. Before her judicial career, she practised civil and family law for 17 years at McInnes Cooper. She sat in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia family division until 2004 when she was appointed associate chief justice and transferred to the court’s general division. She was the first female associate chief justice appointed in the province of Nova Scotia. For our CL Talk podcast, we spoke to her about virtual proceedings, courtroom decorum, judicial independence, being a female legal leader and how the profession has changed over her 40-year tenure.

Linda Beairsto, president of MT Align at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, on flexible work and diversity

Linda Beairsto, president of MT Align at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, on flexible work and diversity

Beairsto will appear at Canadian Lawyer’s upcoming Women in Law Summit

Erin Durant on speaking up about mental health and the importance of sponsorship for women lawyers

Erin Durant on speaking up about mental health and the importance of sponsorship for women lawyers

Durant will speak at Canadian Lawyer’s Women in Law summit in April

Tim Haney, Canada Chief Executive Officer of Dentons, on his leadership style at a global law firm

Tim Haney, Canada Chief Executive Officer of Dentons, on his leadership style at a global law firm

Haney was recognized as Managing Partner of The Year at the 2023 Canadian Law Awards

Colin Levy on how lawyers can overcome their fear of legal tech

Colin Levy on how lawyers can overcome their fear of legal tech

Levy speaks to CL Talk about his new book on how to successfully adopt tools in your practice

Jordan Furlong says he is done predicting the future of the legal profession because it is here now

Jordan Furlong says he is done predicting the future of the legal profession because it is here now

Other than the billable hour, he says law firm traditional assumptions are all under threat