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Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 2:24 PM

Dropping bro on his head? Reasonably foreseeable, your Honour | Marcel Strigberger

Mistakes. Also known as errors, blunders or in my best legalese, boo-boos. Do lawyers make any? ... [read more]

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 8:42 AM

Manitoba regulator brings legal services to charities, non-profits Darcia Senft, Law Society of Manitoba.

Manitoba’s law society is making it possible for vulnerable clients of charities and non-profits to get free legal help. ... [read more]

Friday, October 08, 2021 @ 1:06 PM

The grinch that stole Halloween | Marcel Strigberger

This was not Mark Metzger III’s day though it should have been. The Galveston, Texas, lawyer who values humour wanted to lift the gloomy doom mood in the midst of a threatening storm and so he dressed up in a costume of the Halloween film murderous character Michael Myers and walked along the beach, mask, fake knife, phony blood and all. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 07, 2021 @ 9:27 AM

B.C. lawyers pass resolution on pronoun use at law society general meeting Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) president Dean Lawton

B.C. lawyers passed a resolution at the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC)’s Oct. 5 annual general meeting (AGM) requiring it to take action on the use of pronouns and forms of address by its members, but voted down a second motion calling for a commitment to “rational and unfettered discourse on any and all issues” in light of a controversial opinion piece on the use of pronouns in B.C. courts. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 @ 1:03 PM

Going virtual, paperless: Is it really that scary? | Jo-Anne Stark

Dear Jo: ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 @ 8:30 AM

The Coach: Where to start with practice management, part one | Gary Mitchell

One of the most common challenges I witness my clients deal with is that they never seem to have the time, or find the time, to properly devote to business development and marketing to grow their practice or firm. So, I start my coaching program by looking at their practice management skills to find ways to improve them, and in turn, find the time for business development and marketing. ... [read more]

Monday, October 04, 2021 @ 12:20 PM

Law Society of Ontario approves LAWPRO primary program of insurance for 2022, bylaw amendments

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has approved the primary program of insurance for 2022 offered by LAWPRO, as well bylaw amendments and an intervention request from the Human Rights Monitoring Group. ... [read more]

Monday, October 04, 2021 @ 9:31 AM

Marie Henein: Nothing But the Truth | Heather MacIvor

When Marie Henein was a law student, Canada’s most famous criminal defence lawyer published his autobiography. That Christmas she received multiple copies of Greenspan: The Case for the Defence. Countless other aspiring lawyers had the same experience in 1987 (myself among them). But only one of them went on to article with Edward Greenspan, join his firm as an associate and then a named partner, and ultimately become sufficiently famous (or perhaps notorious) to publish her own autobiography. ... [read more]

Friday, October 01, 2021 @ 4:16 PM

Jeremy Diamond and neverending Law Society of Ontario saga | Jasmine Daya

In 2013, Jeremy Diamond suddenly appeared across the province promoting personal injury services provided by the law firm, Diamond & Diamond. Previously there had been a strict prohibition on advertising by lawyers. ... [read more]

Friday, October 01, 2021 @ 2:32 PM

Proof of vacillation not required | Marcel Strigberger

Vaccination certificates or no vaccination certificates? That is the question. I can readily understand the proponents of each side of the debate. After all our government has mandated proof of vaccination requirements which may restrict our rights to proceed with normalcy. I’ll bet these mandates may also violate our rights and freedoms under the Charter. ... [read more]