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In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas and industries. The Lawyer’s Daily provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

The Lawyer’s Daily provides Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness for lawyers and legal professionals who need a real-time view on the shifting legal landscape. Produced by a dedicated team of reporters, freelancers and editors, The Lawyer’s Daily provides the critical breaking daily news and digests free for all users, in addition to legal industry news. Subscribers to The Lawyer’s Daily receive additional in-depth analysis of legal developments, illuminating thought leadership, regular insight from our columnists, and access to historical news and digests from The Lawyers Weekly.

This content is delivered on TheLawyersDaily.ca, and via area of practice specific newsletters. These channels combine to keep legal professionals up-to-date and ahead of the curve to provide them with a competitive advantage.

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The Lawyer’s Daily is part of LexisNexis Canada. On occasion LexisNexis Canada enters into partnerships with organizations with the intention of charting and evaluating important emerging trends in legal innovation in Canada and around the globe. The Lawyer’s Daily team has full editorial discretion on articles that may mention those organizations as part of its daily, independent news coverage.

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The Lawyer's Daily publishes from Monday to Friday, excluding Canadian statutory holidays.

Editorial Staff

Matthew Grace

Matthew Grace

Managing Editor

Telephone: 905-415-5828 |

Matthew joined LexisNexis Canada in 2011, working in several capacities at The Lawyers Weekly until assuming the role of managing editor of The Lawyer’s Daily. Matthew completed his LL.B. at the University of Ottawa, and his undergraduate degree at Western University where he was awarded the Gold Medal in criminology for highest standing in the program.

Elizabeth Raymer

Elizabeth Raymer

Senior Editor

Telephone: 905-415-5888 |

Beth rejoined LexisNexis Canada in 2022 after first joining The Lawyers Weekly as a staff writer in 1997. In between she was a senior editor for Canadian Lawyer and Lexpert magazines, a freelance journalist, and an editor for Rogers Publishing and all three Toronto daily broadsheets. Beth holds a B.A. in women's studies and literature from the University of Toronto, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, and a diplôme de langue et de civilisation françaises (niveau avancé) from the Sorbonne.

Richard Skinulis

Richard Skinulis

Analysis Editor

Telephone: 437-828-6772 |

Richard joined the editorial team in 2013 as the Focus editor. He studied journalism at Humber College and has been a professional journalist for over 40 years, working as a reporter and editor for publications as diverse as The Ottawa Citizen, Canadian Security Magazine, Readers Digest and The Financial Post Magazine. He has published six books. Richard is responsible for these areas of practice: Wills, Trusts & Estates; Civil Litigation; Immigration; In-House Counsel; Business Law.

Peter Carter

Peter Carter

Analysis Editor

Telephone: 647-776-6740 |

Since 1987, Peter has worked for publications including Financial Post Magazine, Chatelaine, Today's Trucking, Toronto Sun and Harrowsmith Country Life in various roles from Editor-in-Chief to Senior Editor to Columnist. His journalism career has landed him the Governor General Roland Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism and several Kenneth R. Wilson business journalism awards. In 2014, his blog Pete's Blog & Grille was named best business blog in Canada by the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Peter is responsible for these areas of practice: Natural Resources; Criminal; Labour & Employment; Intellectual Property; Real Estate.

Yvette Trancoso-Barrett

Yvette Trancoso-Barrett

Analysis Editor

Telephone: 905-415-5811 |

Yvette has a B.A. in English from York University and has taken courses in magazine publishing at Ryerson University. Her creative writing has gained her acceptance into the Humber School for Writers summer workshop and participation in Diaspora Dialogues Mentoring Program for writers. She has more than 15 years' experience as an associate editor for accounting publications CAmagazine and CPA Magazine, and has written for an event marketing blog. Yvette is responsible for these areas of practice: Family Law; Insurance; Personal Injury; Tax.

Cristin Schmitz

Cristin Schmitz

Ottawa Bureau Chief

Telephone: 613-820-2794 |

Cristin covers the Supreme Court of Canada, federal courts and tribunals, Parliament, and the gamut of law at all court levels. She has written on legal issues for the general media and U.S. media, and reported from Kosovo and Afghanistan for newspapers and television during those armed conflicts. She has been with The Lawyer’s Daily and predecessor publications, in both editing and reporting roles, since 1983, and opened the Ottawa bureau in 1988. She is an active member, and former president, of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, and is a member of the media liaison committees of the Supreme Court and the Federal Court.

Amanda Jerome

Amanda Jerome

Digital Reporter

Telephone: 416-524-2152 |

Amanda has worked with The Lawyer’s Daily since its launch in 2017. Before joining LexisNexis Canada, she worked as a freelance journalist, with her work featured in such publications as the National Post, Yahoo Canada News, Metroland Media outlets, and Praxis English. Amanda’s writing background also includes corporate communications as she worked in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto for five years as a communications liaison.

Amanda covers these jurisdictions: Ontario; Northwest Territories.

Ian Burns

Ian Burns

Digital Reporter

Telephone: 905-415-5906 |

Prior to joining The Lawyer's Daily, Ian worked as a journalist with the Metroland Media-owned Mirror newspaper in Midland, Ontario, covering the southern Georgian Bay area. Before making the transition to journalism, Ian worked throughout municipal, and provincial governments. He holds a diploma in journalism from Humber College, a B.A. in Political Science from McMaster University, and an M.A. in Public Administration from Carleton University.

Ian covers these jurisdictions: British Columbia; Alberta; Yukon.

Daniel Escudero

Daniel Escudero

Digital Reporter

Telephone: 905-415-5897 |

Daniel joined The Lawyer’s Daily in 2022 after completing articles at Naimark Law, a personal injury law firm in Toronto. He received an LL.B. from the University of Southampton in England and an LL.M. in Canadian common law from the University of Toronto. He also holds a B.A. in political science from York University and a double master’s degree in Policing, Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and International Security Studies from Macquarie University in Australia.

James Gaughan

James Gaughan

Digital Reporter

Telephone: 905-415-5885 |

Prior to joining The Lawyer’s Daily in 2022, James was a freelance editor for the Canadian Tax Foundation, a research assistant for The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine, a research journalist for Investment Executive and a trending news writer for Narcity Media. He holds a certificate in Communications and Media Foundations from Centennial College and an advanced diploma in journalism from Loyalist College.

Terry Davidson

Terry Davidson

Digital Reporter

Telephone: 905-415-5899 |

Terry has been in print journalism since graduating from Ryerson University in 2007. Both while still in school and since graduating, he has enjoyed writing news and features for the National Post, the Toronto Star, The Chinese News Group, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and, most recently, the Toronto Sun.

Terry covers these jurisdictions: Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; P.E.I.; Nunavut.

John Chunn

John Chunn

Copy Editor

Telephone: 905-776-6739 |

John handles staff-written news articles and submissions from lawyers and accountants. He has been with The Lawyers Weekly since February 2016. He spent more than two decades as an editor, reporter, layout editor and assistant sports editor for the Toronto Star and before that as a copy editor with the Palm Beach Post news desk. At the Star he covered such events as the Queen’s Plate and Kentucky Derby.



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