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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 1:55 PM

Clark Wilson promotes four articling students

Clark Wilson announced that former articling students Cohen Hocking, Kezia Messakh, Melanee Bryniawsky and Spencer Oberst have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 11:22 AM

Stalled at crossroads: Ottawa’s commitment to residential school survivors | Jennifer Leitch

In 2007, Canada was at a legal crossroads in its relationship with Indigenous people in Canada. It entered into the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), an agreement that contemplated the resolution of thousands of claims of residential school survivors across the country. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

Wellness: Five money lessons every young lawyer should know | Darryl Singer

Like it or not, money factors into so many parts of our careers as lawyers. As a mentor to countless students and juniors over the years, I have come up with a number of pieces of financial wisdom which I now routinely pass along to all of them. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 4:39 PM

I was followed by private investigator: Manitoba chief justice Justice Glenn Joyal, Chief Justice of Manitoba

Manitoba’s chief justice has revealed he was recently tailed by a private investigator in what he figures was an attempt to catch him breaking COVID-19 rules and embarrass him as he presides over a dispute involving public health restrictions. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Top legal tech trends to watch for in 2021  Lawyer looking into future with telescope

Digitization continues to change the world at a fast pace. Digital technology has played a significant role in every aspect across businesses and industries, influencing time management, productivity, costs, etc. If we talk about the legal sector, legal professionals are becoming more open to and comfortable with technology. They recognize the benefits of streamlining time-consuming tasks and increasing work efficiency using various legal software programs. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:19 PM

Judge’s review of county’s control of hazardous waste disposal ‘overly narrow’: Appeal Court

A Nova Scotia court’s decision to side with a local government wanting to deny a disposal company permission to deal in hazardous waste reinforces the notion that municipalities require “a fulsome regime of authority,” says a lawyer.   ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 12:35 PM - Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 1:14 PM

Former Supreme Court justice Stevenson dies at 87

William Stevenson, a former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and distinguished pioneer in judicial education, has died, the top court announced July 12. Stevenson, 87, was just 58 when he resigned, citing unspecified “ill health”in 1992, after less than two years on the highest bench. He served with “great distinction and honour” during 17 years as a judge, including on Alberta’s District, Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, Kim Campbell, the federal justice minister of the day, said in a statement when he retired. ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 12:05 PM

What LEGO can teach family law about dealing with self-reps | Joel Miller

LEGO figured out that to increase business for its primary product, those little bricks, it should surround them with a universe of other, complementary, products. In The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation, David Robertson and Kent Lineback use LEGO as an example of “complementary innovation.” ... [read more]

Monday, July 12, 2021 @ 11:27 AM

Importance of employees in fighting workplace fraud Fraud mask

Recently, we published a piece about combating occupational fraud, a serious threat to many businesses. We noted that businesses should adopt internal controls that make it difficult to commit fraud and have workplace cultures that are anti-fraud. Today’s advice specifically focuses on employees. ... [read more]

Friday, July 09, 2021 @ 2:32 PM

The $50 billion no-account Baton Rouge bank error | Marcel Strigberger

What would you do if you thought you just magically received $50 billion? Conversely what would you do if you found out you just lost $50 billion? Ask Daren James of Baton Rouge, La., whose bank mistakenly deposited this amount to his account.  ... [read more]