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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 professional 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 Lawyer’s Weekly.

This content is delivered on, in Lexis Advance Quicklaw and via AOP-specific newsletters. All 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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Editorial Staff

John Carson

John Carson

Digital Content Lead

Telephone: 905-415-5889 |

John is responsible for the overall digital content and social media strategy of The Lawyer’s Daily. He brings more than 22 years of journalism, online content and digital communications experience to the role as an editor and reporter in the U.K. and Canada, specializing in technology and business. He most recently worked for the WSIB as manager, digital communications and also runs a digital consultancy called Herb Communications. He has won two awards for digital work in the education space.

Matthew Grace

Matthew Grace

Managing Editor

Telephone: 905-415-5828 |

Matthew completed his undergraduate degree at Western University, where he was awarded the Gold Medal in criminology for highest standing in the program. He completed his LL.B. at the University of Ottawa, where he worked as an editor and board member of the Ottawa Law Review. Prior to joining The Lawyers Weekly in 2011, Matthew completed a placement with the Canadian Bar Association’s Young Lawyers International Program where he worked with the Impact Litigation Unit operating out of Legal Aid South Africa’s Johannesburg office.

Richard Skinulis

Richard Skinulis

Analysis Editor

Telephone: 437-828-6772 |

Richard Skinulis 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.

Cristin Schmitz

Cristin Schmitz

Ottawa Bureau Chief

Telephone: 613-820-2794 |

Cristin was with The Lawyers Weekly in both editing and reporting roles since its inception and opened the newspaper's Ottawa bureau in 1988. She covers the Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament, and the gamut of law, including family law. She also regularly writes on legal issues for the general media and U.S. media, and reported from Kosovo and Afghanistan during those armed conflicts. She is a member, and former president, of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.

Amanda Jerome

Amanda Jerome

Digital Reporter

Telephone: 647-776-6687 |

Amanda has worked as a freelance journalist for a number of years in Toronto, Ontario, but her stories have appeared in publications all over the world. Her writing has been featured in the National Post, Yahoo Canada News, Metroland Media outlets, and Praxis English. Covering everything from features to finance, Amanda draws from a wide range of interests to inform her reporting. Her 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.

Paula Kulig

Paula Kulig

Insider and Business of Law Editor

Telephone: 905-415-5823 |

Paula has worked for daily newspapers and law publications over the course of her 30-year career as both an editor and reporter. After covering the court beat at local papers in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton, Ont., she became the first staff writer for Law Times and later its managing editor. Her work has appeared in The Lawyers Weekly, Canadian Lawyer and the CBA's National magazine. She's also been a copy editor at the Toronto Star, Postmedia and, most recently, The Globe and Mail.

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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