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Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Hi-Tech: More women tech entrepreneurs just what industry needs | Luigi Benetton

Software development has long been known as a “boys’ club” but women leaders are making their mark on the industry too. Their perspectives may be what the field needs to build more sustainable successes. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 12:11 PM

Relationship between police and forensics impedes independence | Laurelly Dale

We are loyal to those that retain us. Biologists at the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) are assigned case files to process exhibits submitted to them from the police. These cases are almost always of a serious nature, involving dozens to hundreds of exhibits. What ensues are ongoing teleconferences, meetings and e-mail correspondence between the biologist and Ident officer. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

Is LinkedIn still worth it for lawyers in 2019? | Kim McLaughlin

The best time to get on LinkedIn was 2010, but does that mean 2019 is too late? It turns out that 2019 is shaping up to be a great time for lawyers to finally get active on LinkedIn, and for a few good reasons. Here they are: ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

A victory for democracy, and common sense | Heather MacIvor

On Jan. 11, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada finally issued its ruling in Frank v. Canada (Attorney General) 2019 SCC 1. Gillian Frank and Jamie Duong, both Canadians living and working in the United States, argued that the statutory ban on voting by long-term expatriates violated the Charter. A 5-2 majority agreed, overturning a 2015 decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Feds toughen, expand list of integrity regime offences | Julius Melnitzer

The federal government’s changes to the integrity regime, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2019 to help ensure it does business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad, could well be a wake-up call for business. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 1:04 PM

Cases that will make a difference | Sam Goldstein

Here are my three most important legal cases that I think we will be seeing the political and legal ramifications from for years ahead. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Hi-Tech: Legal translation technology a matter of trust | Luigi Benetton

Companies that file documents with the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) often need to ensure they are in both of Canada’s official languages. Document translation is expensive. Can businesses avoid this expense? After all, it’s 2019. Free translation services abound online. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

Professional regulation has never been so complicated, or important | Darrel Pink

In Canada, professional regulation ensures a public well served by competent and ethical practitioners. Regulators exist to protect the public interest. How that mandate is fulfilled by a regulator’s board of directors is the issue discussed in this column. ... [read more]

Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 8:44 AM

Wellness: Second thoughts about cannabis | Darryl Singer

Given the legalization of cannabis and my profile in speaking about addiction, I have been asked frequently in the last few months how I feel about marijuana. Of course, cannabis is typically not part of the discussion when talking about drug addiction. Indeed, many cannabis activists try to sell the line that it is not addictive, that it’s better than alcohol, even better than many prescription drugs. Quite frankly, until last month, I believed all of those things. ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Addressing systemic racism in legal profession | Angelique EagleWoman

In the legal profession, we are often concerned about access to justice and ensuring equal justice for all. For Indigenous peoples, a variety of past policies and attitudes impact what is experienced today in legal actions and processes. One of the challenges facing the legal profession today is understanding what is systemic racism and how to bring about positive change to realize true justice. ... [read more]