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Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 11:13 AM

Back to law school 2022: Kindergarten lawyer | Marcel Strigberger Back to school

Back to law school? So why did you choose to become a lawyer? ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 4:17 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 4:26 PM

Accession of Charles as head of state brings change to Canada’s justice, political systems Queen Elizabeth

The much-mourned death on Sept. 8 of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96, after more than 70 years as Canada’s sovereign, and the accession as Canada’s head of state of her son, Charles, will trigger a number of changes in the Canadian legal and political systems — some of which are not yet publicly known. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 2:53 PM

Aird & Berlis announces new partners, associates

Aird & Berlis has appointed two new partners Manjit Singh and Kristian N. Arciaga as well as two new associates, Sairam Sanathkumar and Hussein Olleik. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 9:33 AM

Back to law school 2022: Skipping the articling Back to school

Articling does not exist in the U.S., but it has been mandatory in Canada for a long time. Currently, two law schools let law students bypass the articling process in Ontario. Is it worthwhile for law students to skip articling? ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 @ 2:36 PM

Playing the long game | Murray Gottheil

Entrepreneurs should always aim to play the long game. Instant gratification cannot build a legacy. —  Andrena Sawyer, business consultant ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 @ 5:45 AM

TRUSTS - Constructive trusts - Circumstances when may be recognized - Unconscionable conduct

Appeal by the defendant Singh from a trial judgment finding he was unjustly enriched and granting the respondent Virk a constructive trust over Singh’s property amounting to 70 per cent of the increase in the value of the property. Cross-appeal by Virk from the judge’s failure to find an express trust and, in the alternative, in setting the quantification of the constructive trust remedy too low. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 3:01 PM

Back to law school 2022: What law school misses | George Clements BTLS

From the moment we walk into our first law school class, students are advised to put their heads down and memorize hundreds of pages of case law. It can feel as though our ability to memorize and regurgitate case law on an exam will determine our futures. Students are not taught more nuanced skills critical to law practice in 2022, such as empathy, time management, business development and practice management. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 11:44 AM

Back to law school 2022: God save the Queen? | Heidi J.T. Exner Back to school

On May 27 of this year, the Sex Pistols released a new music video for their song “God Save the Queen,” to celebrate this year’s Platinum Jubilee. The revamp combines 1977 footage from original-release performances with, according to one report, “exclusive footage of some of the earliest, most important and influential women fans of the band including Vivienne, Jordan, Debbie and Tracey, Catwoman, Helen of Troy,” and others. If you are like me, your feminist and punk rock heart would have been overjoyed when this new release dropped. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 10:44 AM

Back to law school 2022: Food for thought | Darryl Singer Law students sitting at desks

For law students, and for all students across Canada, this week marks the return to school. For many, this will be the first full in-person year since 2019. For others, it marks the first year of law school, which although a continuation of schooling after four years of post-secondary, is nonetheless a whole new experience. But more on that in a moment. ... [read more]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 2:33 PM

Back to law school 2022: Getting clients to pamper you | Marcel Strigberger Back to school

Clients. If you have a practice, they’re helpful. However, how does one land them? ... [read more]