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Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

CBA asks Ottawa for 'robust' protections for solicitor-client privilege at U.S. border Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

The Trudeau government should rewrite two intrusive customs bills that raise the risks at the Canada-U.S. border of abusive strip searches and interrogations of Canadian travellers by U.S. preclearance officials, violations of solicitor-client privilege and unconstitutional searches of cell phones and other electronic devices, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) has advised Parliament. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 9:27 AM

LSUC implements reporting requirements for diversity and inclusion Paul Schabas sm

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has implemented new annual reporting requirements that lawyers and paralegals must comply with before the year ends. The mandatory actions include creating a statement of principles and a human rights and diversity policy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 8:44 AM

Managing partners who empower associates, staff, have more profitable law firms

Management is getting work done through other people. Yet, there is no course called “Managing Partner 101” in law school. ... [read more]

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Hi Tech: Firms taking measures to ease clients' cybersecurity concerns | Luigi Benetton

You can protect client data from malicious hackers, right? Prove it. “We have a request a month from clients to demonstrate how secure we are,” said Lionel Cochey, director of information security governance and risk management for Bennett Jones LLP. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 07, 2017 @ 1:05 PM

UBC course seeks to teach law students impact of colonialism on First Nations Patricia Barkaskas and Dana-Lyn Mackenzie

Law school is in, and this year the University of British Columbia is offering students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to see the world through new eyes. It has launched a Cultural Competency Certificate — believed to be the first in the country — to help participants connect with the Indigenous community and reflect on the impact of Canada’s colonial legal system. ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Lawyers leveraging AI technology to boost access to information, justice Marc-André Séguin sm

When people have a question about a legal matter, where are they most likely to turn to first — a lawyer that they pay for, or the Internet? ... [read more]

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Daimler’s innovative blockchain bond issue good and bad news for lawyers | Julius Melnitzer

Kiss the trusted adviser goodbye: that, it appears, is the message for the profession from Daimler AG’s recent US$115 million bond issue, all of which was done digitally using blockchain technology. ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

Hi Tech: Live vs. video presentations | Luigi Benetton

Chuck Rothman participated in a panel discussion at Osgoode Hall late last year. Video of the event later made its way online. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

The Coach: Managing your clients | Gary Mitchell

From the start you must fully understand your clients’ needs in order to manage them and deliver your services. I can’t stress this enough. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

Law professors develop risk assessment tool for litigators Keet

Heather Heavin and Michaela Keet want lawyers, particularly litigators, to take a calculated risk. The two law professors at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon have developed a predictive tool that can help lawyers put a number to their chances of winning in court and whether proceeding is worthwhile. ... [read more]