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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 1:28 PM

Wellness: Three ways to deal with closing of pro bono centres | Darryl Singer

Editor’s Note: After this column was published there have been new developments concerning donations to help keep the Law Help Ontario centres open. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

How law firms can audit their social media | Kim McLaughlin

The trick to knowing if your social media is working, or any marketing tactic for that matter, is knowing your objective. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

#MeToo, #TimesUp movement create chance to push for equality, new OBA president says Lynne Vicars sm

The Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) new president, Lynne Vicars, knows what it’s like to face gender inequality in the workplace. “It’s something I’ve lived personally,” she said, noting as an example a conversation she had during an articling interview. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 01, 2018 @ 9:17 AM

Wellness: Seven ways to know you need mental health help | Darryl Singer

I have written this monthly wellness column in The Lawyer’s Daily for about a year now. In addition, over the last two years, I have written about addiction and mental health in our profession in various publications. I have been interviewed and I have given many speeches to legal organizations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Flying Saskatchewan lawyer really gets around Blaine_Beaven_sm

This is a story about a lawyer who has earned his wings. The man in question is Saskatoon criminal defence lawyer Blaine Beaven. The wings belong to a 1978 Mooney M20J Beaven uses to fly to legal proceedings in some of Saskatchewan’s farthest-flung communities. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 11:48 AM

Privacy watchdog should get big teeth to fight cybercrime, Senate banking committee advises Senator Douglas Black

A Senate committee is recommending that Parliament give Canada’s privacy commissioner new authority to make binding orders and impose hefty fines on companies that fail to keep the private data of Canadians secure — reforms that have been opposed by the organized bar. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

LSO approves 2019 budget, improvements to Practice Management Helpline Peter Wardle sm

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has approved enhancements to its Practice Management Helpline to further assist lawyers and paralegals with “just in time” guidance on critical issues in their practice. “This is a success story. We want it to continue to be a success story and we want the helpline to continue to grow and innovate,” said Peter Wardle, chair of the Professional Development and Competence Committee, at Convocation on Oct. 25. ... [read more]

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Privacy culture: The new corporate redesign privacy_culture_sm

The rise in privacy breaches has caused consumers to become increasingly concerned about the way in which organizations are handling their personal information. As consumers experience a paradigm shift towards the need for trust and transparency before handing over their personal information, organizations need to adjust the way they perceive compliance with privacy legislation and standards. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

Judgment Day: The rise of AI in immigration robot_business_sm

Fans of The Terminator series understand “Judgment Day” as the day that the artificial intelligence Skynet becomes self-aware and starts a nuclear strike, killing three billion people in its wake. While this is the material of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automated decision making is a part of our reality and already deployed in myriad ways whether we know it or like it. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Seven practical tips for lawyers seeking board positions seven_tips_sm

Here are seven practical tips for lawyers who want to pursue a board position. ... [read more]