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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 2:05 PM

Prison drug scanners present headache for defence counsel, inmates' families

When it comes to visiting inmates in prison everyone from grandmothers to defence counsel is searched for drugs. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Boosting business with focused approach

As an associate with a medium-size firm Tanya Carlton was able to devote her full attention to serving its strong client base. But when she went solo in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven in early 2016 she found herself on the marketing hot seat, casting her net for referrals. It’s no different from any other business. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Diversity is good for a firm's bottom line

Not applicable ... [read more]

Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 1:26 PM

Book talk: Author Bacal to discuss fall of Heenan Blaikie

Norman Bacal, author of BREAKDOWN, The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie, will be discussing his upcoming book, the future of "Big Law" and the path for young lawyers in uncertain times. ... [read more]

Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 1:33 PM

A lawyer’s four primary concerns over private right of action under CASL

Martin Kratz is described by his colleagues as a “CASL guru.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

Who holds the trump card in building developments: landowners or municipalities?

The city of Toronto has been riding a tidal wave of condo development that doesn’t seem close to crashing. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Give your eyes a break

If you’re reading this article online, we recommend taking a quick break midway through. Or perhaps printing the article, or finding an old-fashioned paper copy of The Lawyers Weekly? ... [read more]

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Thinking about design can go a long way

Not applicable ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Use precise terminology with open source contracts

Developers, distributors and users of free and open source software often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although licensing issues and more recently terms of use of proprietary software provided as a service (SaaS) have been abundantly discussed in legal literature, the specifics of open source software licences remain somewhat obscure for many. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Betting against the house on duty of care

Should casinos owe a duty of care to their patrons in parallel to licensed alcohol providers? Not surprisingly, gambling interests dissent, largely on the basis that a) individuals should bear responsibility for the consequences of their decisions; b) gambling has no visible equivalent to drunkenness; and c) a duty would create indeterminate liability for provincial governments. This article challenges these positions and argues that change may be closer than ever. ... [read more]