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Time to start conversation about mental health for non-lawyers at law firms: report
Lynn Foley, fSquared Marketing
Lynn Foley, CEO of Vancouver-based fSquared Marketing, said it is time for the legal industry to take a step back and focus a little more on the mental-well being of non-lawyers.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

Over the past few years there has been a lot of focus on the mental well-being of lawyers because of the stress they face due to their heavy workloads and the pressures of getting in the billable hours. But a new report from a Vancouver-based marketing firm said the mental health of those who have not been called to the bar is also an issue in the legal industry. ... [read more]

Social media distraction ‘widespread’ in legal profession, says expert Jon_Krop_sm

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

Mindfulness, meditation and a healthy fear of digital devices are keys to lawyers avoiding the distraction of social media while at work, says an expert set to lecture on widespread “attentional hijacking.” ... [read more]

Securities regulators looking to change rules on business reporting, investment fund regulation Subscriber only content Fraser McDonald, Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 10:52 AM

The umbrella group for Canada’s securities regulators is seeking public input on several proposed changes to its requirements on business acquisition reporting and its proposals to reduce the regulatory burden on investment funds. ... [read more]

Police chief’s security protocol at HQ allowed under role as occupier, court rules Subscriber only content

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that the screening process at police headquarters put in place by Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders for security purposes was a “reasonable measure” and an exercise of his “common law powers as an occupier.” ... [read more]

Federal courts to launch procedural bijuralism pilot project Paul Crampton

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 12:22 PM

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 1:45 PM

An ambitious pilot project to be implemented this fall by the federal courts that will allow for the application of the Quebec Code of Civil Procedure is being lauded by Quebec practitioners as a welcome initiative that may prompt more of them to avail themselves of the federal judicial bodies. ... [read more]