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Tuesday, March 01, 2022 @ 3:56 PM

Law Society of Ontario’s CEO releases annual operational report Diana Miles, LSO CEO

The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) CEO, Diana Miles, presented the organization’s annual operational report at Convocation on Feb. 24. While reviewing 2021 highlights in Professional Development and Competence, as well as Professional Regulation, Miles noted the hybrid work model the regulator will be adopting as well as the marked return to 10-month long placements for licensing candidates.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 @ 9:14 AM

Ban on Russia commentary not issued by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada has responded to reports in the media that the global firm has issued a ban blocking lawyers from commenting on sanctions placed against Russia.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 01, 2022 @ 8:10 AM

Burnout does not have to be your reality Business people running a race

Stress is a normal and healthy response to threats to our livelihood. Unfortunately, it has become a constant burden in our day-to-day life. Persistent stress can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, which is called burnout. Factors found in many professions, such as long and billable hours, difficult cases and lack of vacation time, can foster this condition. ... [read more]

Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 2:33 PM

His cousin Vinny | Marcel Strigberger

 Travel these days? Bah! ... [read more]

Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 12:16 PM - Last Updated: Monday, February 28, 2022 @ 11:43 AM

LSO amends Rules of Professional Conduct, Tribunal’s Rules of Practice and Procedure Megan Shortreed, chair of the Professional Regulation Committee

On Feb. 24, the Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) Convocation amended the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers and paralegals to align them with updates to the contingency fee legislative regime and added a new rule to the Law Society Tribunal’s Rules of Practice and Procedure in an effort to “streamline the summary hearing process.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 9:06 AM

Best lawyers, best writers: How to be both, part two Darts in bullseye on books and laptop

As we pointed out in the first article in this series, a lawyer can have all the legal knowledge in the world, but if they can’t marshal the words to convey that knowledge, they and their work are the lesser for it. Here are more tips on how good writing makes for good lawyers. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 10:48 AM

Governance, family law issues on plate for benchers in 2022: B.C. law society president B.C. law society president Lisa Hamilton

The newly minted president of the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) is saying the year 2022 promises to be a busy one for law society benchers as they continue to grapple with issues surrounding governance, family law and mental health. Lisa Hamilton took over as president at the beginning of January, after having served as both second and first vice-president. A graduate of the University of Victoria faculty of law, she has been a bencher since 2016 and is the founding partner of Hamilton Fabbro, a family law firm in Vancouver. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 1:57 PM

Best lawyers, best writers: How to be both, part one Dartboard with darts in bullseyes by laptop and books

“The lawyer’s business is with words: They are the raw material of his craft.”  ... [read more]

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 2:58 PM

History of lawyers, part one | Marcel Strigberger

I ask where in history do we see lawyers mentioned? Actually after thinking about it, I see no sign of lawyers for millennia. ... [read more]

Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 9:28 AM

Quebec justice minister, judiciary locked in ‘power struggle,’ says law prof Patrick Taillon

Barely a week after Quebec Superior Court ruled that the provincial justice minister has no say on how the judiciary determines its professional and linguistic requirements, the Quebec National Assembly passed a non-binding motion declaring that unilingual French-speaking applicants should not be barred from applying to become provincial judges. ... [read more]