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Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

‘Hands-on experience’ with the law one benefit of Take Our Kids to Work Day Falon_Milligan

Even though Take Our Kids to Work Day is promoted as something that’s beneficial to students, lawyers and law firms that participate in the event also experience positive benefits. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

Good governance a matter of innovation, agility and ability to inspire buy-in

It is generally considered that governance involves the relations between a corporation’s management, board of directors and its stakeholders. Good governance is essentially — if not exclusively — aimed at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the enterprise. That is its core purpose. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

Law societies must do more to help addicted, mentally ill members, Bryant urges Michael_Bryant_sm

Provincial and territorial law societies must stop treating addiction and mental illness among members as a “character flaw” and come together in stomping out stigma, downing the walls of isolation and helping those wanting help, says lawyer Michael Bryant, a former Ontario attorney general, and a recovering alcoholic. ... [read more]

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Legal teams spearheading the movement toward open office design | Julius Melnitzer

It’s a rare occasion when a company points to its legal team as its most forward-thinking department. But don’t tell that to the people in Sun Life Financial’s new offices at One York in Toronto. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

Scam targeting lawyers highlights need for cyber insurance Dan Pinnington

A recent fraud alert issued by the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) is serving as a reminder to the legal community that lawyers are targets for scams. It’s also acting as a wake-up call for lawyers to ensure their cyber insurance coverage is adequate for their needs. ... [read more]

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:34 PM

Morneau addresses venture capital, angel investments and tax policy

In order to talk about venture capital and angel investments, on Oct. 20, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the country's best-known technology startup region, Waterloo, Ont. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:46 PM

Morneau explains capital gains tax policy about-face

For the past two days, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has been making announcements to clarify the government's proposed changes to the tax system. On day three of his public relations campaign, Morneau addressed the issue of income and capital gains. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Justice Minc has high hopes for Concordia’s jurist in residence program Morton Minc

Justice Morton Minc wants to educate and influence the next generation of lawyers before they even get to law school. That’s why he’s excited to be serving as the first jurist in residence at Montreal's Concordia University. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Along with the name change, law society should also look at title insurance | Julius Melnitzer

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) will be changing its name. Let’s hope it doesn’t use the occasion to toss its sticky if not seamy underside into the compost bin. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:21 PM

Federal government clarifies tax changes

The federal government is once again attempting to get the message out that updates to the tax system are indeed designed to make wealthier Canadians pay their fair share and are not intended to penalize middle class business owners. ... [read more]