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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

The Headhunter: Understanding associate attrition, and what to do about it | Warren Smith

I was recently speaking with the managing partner for one of the major firms in our market on some recent attrition challenges the firm was working through, which inevitably led to the question of what constitutes “normal” attrition for a law firm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

How Canada’s military is dealing with inappropriate sexual behaviour | Col. Bruce MacGregor

On December 6, 2017, the Lawyer’s Daily published a commentary entitled “The Unremitting Problem of Sexual Crimes in Canada’s Military.”  To me, as the Director of Military Prosecutions (DMP), this is a very important issue and so I welcome public debate on it. However, it is also vital to discuss it in a way that educates and informs readers as to those efforts we have undertaken to eliminate harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:07 AM

Canada’s ‘deportation list’ raises important questions for the courts | Stephen Green

Perhaps the most fascinating and overlooked facet of immigration law is the extent to which it is interwoven with international relations. A notable example is the process by which foreign nationals who are required to leave Canada are returned to their countries of origin or citizenship. Included in this is the treatment of immigrants who find themselves between two nations. ... [read more]

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

How to know when Donald Trump is telling the truth | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

How can a person tell whether Donald Trump is telling the truth when one day he says one thing and the next he says something completely different? Some might say we should watch him carefully — the way judges and others in the trial process sometimes watch witnesses. Is he, for example, looking straight ahead, or avoiding eye contact with his questioner when he answers? Does he blink his eyes often? What does research tell us about detecting deception? ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

The unremitting problem of sexual crimes in Canada’s military | Tim Dunne

Sgt. Vicky-Lynn Cox is not the first female member of the Canadian Armed Forces to suffer sexual victimization at the hands of her colleagues. The report of her ordeals to Operation Honour is simply the most recent case of a disturbingly long list to meet with media interest. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 9:51 AM

Canada’s abusive detention policies could face UN council scrutiny | Colin Singer

Human rights activists have filed a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council, asking it to urge Ottawa to set up an independent body to oversee the Canada Border Services Agency. The agency is responsible for the detention of immigrants, many of whom are held in provincial jails, and more than a dozen have died since 2000. ... [read more]

Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 9:58 AM

Government should be honest about its support for UN Indigenous rights resolution | Julius Melnitzer

Justin Trudeau pleased many when Canada announced that it was a “full supporter” of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in May 2016. Put aside that came some 10 years after the General Assembly's adoption of the declaration with a huge majority that featured Canada as one of only four naysayers. If the truth be told, naysayers we should have remained. ... [read more]

Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 9:47 AM

Crisis over irregular border crossings into Canada? What crisis? | Maureen Silcoff

This country's refugee determination system can handle the weight of claims coming from people who avoid official entry points when crossing from the United States into Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

'Statement of principles' requirements latest attack on free expression | Sam Goldstein

When the revolution comes, Shakespeare predicted, it would be us, the lawyers who would be the first people up against the wall. The only thing is the revolution is already taking place and it is we, the lawyers, who are leading it. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

Challenges of parenting after separation made easier with Toolkit | John-Paul Boyd

The Canadian Bar Association’s family law section, in partnership with the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, has published a useful new resource for family law lawyers and their clients. ... [read more]