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The Friday Brief

The Friday Brief: Editor-in-Chief’s must-read items from this week

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 3:22 PM | By John Carson


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John Carson
Stepping in for the Managing Editor, here are my picks for the top stories we published this week.

Chief Justice Wagner says mental illness in legal profession should be talked about openly, not stigmatized
Canada’s top judge says judges and lawyers with mental illness must be supported by their professional colleagues and not shamed, stigmatized or excluded.

EXCLUSIVE: Downey commits to collaborative approach as Ontario’s new attorney general
Lauded by former colleagues for his collegiality, Ontario’s new Attorney General Douglas Richard Downey plans to take a collaborative approach on new initiatives and lingering issues that dogged his predecessor, including one that drew a comment from Canada’s top judge.

Court martial of top military judge collapses; current military judges can’t try case
The unprecedented court martial of Canada’s top military judge collapsed on its fourth day, after the presiding judge, Deputy Chief Military Judge Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil, recused himself and stated that the other three military judges currently on the bench also won’t be able to preside over the case.

Law firms falling down on physical data security | Julius Melnitzer
Forget cybersecurity — because law firms, it appears, can’t even keep their desks clean.

Overview of Canada’s new Trade-marks Act: A compendium
To help you understand the new regime and the changes, the Analysis Editors at The Lawyer’s Daily and a group of experts have put together a series of articles written by leading practitioners.

John Carson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Lawyer's Daily.