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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]

Thursday, September 08, 2022 @ 9:07 AM

Standard of review of procedural fairness in judicial review | Sara Blake

The courts have not explained why correctness is the standard of review applied on judicial review of questions of procedural fairness. This standard is inconsistent with other jurisprudence. ... [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]

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 @ 12:56 PM

New legal aid agreement ‘gives us hope for the future,’ says Quebec criminal lawyer Elizabeth Menard

A coalition of Quebec lawyers’ organizations that launched a series of pressure tactics during the summer to compel the Quebec government to implement in-depth reforms of the legal aid tariff structure for private sector lawyers has called off the labour disruptions after the Barreau du Québec reached an agreement with the provincial government. ... [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]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 2:11 PM

Changes to Canada Express Entry under Bill C-19 Business people riding a fast arrow

Since January 2015, the Express Entry system has been the platform to apply for permanent residency in Canada for skilled workers in Canada or overseas. The system’s goal is six months or less processing time for potential skilled foreign workers to immigrate to Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, September 02, 2022 @ 11:38 AM

Back to law school 2022: What did you do on your summer vacation? Back to law school

The school is back in a couple of weeks for all students from JK to JD. Before diving into the first weeks of readings and assignments, it is worth reviewing the summer. After all, school does not start unless one writes a “What I did last summer” essay. ... [read more]