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Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 1:42 PM

Make the most of your summer business development | Warren Bongard

We are all familiar with the private bar adage of grinder, minder, finder. That was so yesterday! ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 8:26 AM

Alberta report snapshot of nature and scale of family disputes | John-Paul Boyd

A new report from the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family analyzes data collected by the federal Department of Justice from Alberta divorce files in 2011, focusing on timelines in the divorce process, parenting orders and child support orders. The report reaches a number of interesting conclusions, especially when the data is analyzed by gender and by the mention of family violence. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 9:42 AM

Hi Tech: Going all-in on legal startups | Luigi Benetton

Across the country, a subset of the legal profession also develops software. They develop because they’re driven to build the software they want, tools they consider better than what’s currently available. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 8:22 AM

Along with injustices, Nortel saga shows strengths of Canada’s legal system | Julius Melnitzer

Some five days after Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and after almost a decade of litigation, unsecured creditors in the Nortel bankruptcy were scheduled to receive their first distribution of funds from the settlement reached in January. It’s a shame that the distribution of what was left of Nortel, still an imposing sum that exceeded CDN $10 billion, could not have been scheduled on Canada Day. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 9:19 AM

Access to Justice: Justice system could learn from Nova Scotia veterans outreach program | Thomas Cromwell

Let’s see more of this. Life isn’t organized like the Canadian Abridgement. The real problems of real people don’t sort themselves into neat categories and they are not contained in watertight compartments. A person’s legal problem is often only one dimension of a much bigger, more complex and multi-faceted problem. And we know that one of the biggest impediments to access to justice results from our justice system failing to respond to these multi-faceted problems in ways that are meaningful and practical. ... [read more]

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

Wellness: What one law school is doing about student health and welfare | Darryl Singer

When the editors of The Lawyer's Daily gave me the opportunity to write this column I was excited. Monthly I would have the opportunity to continue speaking about wellness issues, something that in our profession is often overlooked. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 1:44 PM

Khadr settlement the correct choice, but we don’t have to like it | Robert Karrass

The Omar Khadr settlement has been a political bloodbath for the Left and the Right. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 12:19 PM

The Coach: Taking the ‘service-first’ approach to marketing | Gary Mitchell

As a lawyer business coach, I am often thought of as someone who only focuses on helping my clients to bring in new clients and build their book of business, or their firm; but there is much more to running a successful business. This column is targeted at the service approach to your business. Service innovation is often thought of as the most important indirect strategy of marketing yourself. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 8:56 AM

In squashing validity of 'promise doctrine' top court clarifies patent boundaries | Richard Pound

A unanimous decision of the full Supreme Court of Canada drove a stake through the heart of the so-called "promise doctrine." ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

Is Karla Homolka a special risk to Canadian society? | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

A few weeks ago, Karla Homolka reappeared in the news. This time it was because she apparently had been doing a bit of volunteer work at the private school in Montreal her children were attending. Although the school had indicated there was always another adult present when she was with schoolchildren, parents and others expressed concerns about the children’s safety. ... [read more]