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Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 12:09 PM

Han joins WeirFoulds as partner

Susan Han has joined WeirFoulds as a partner, focusing on transaction-oriented securities work, including advising on the forming of investment vehicles (investment funds and non-investment funds) for mid-market sponsors. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 09:15 AM

Law commission releases study on culturally appropriate end of life care Omar Ha-Redeye

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released the final research paper in its "Improving the Last Stages of Life" project that looks to identify and recommend reforms that will impact people at the last stages of life. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 @ 08:42 AM

Rocky Mountain high: investing in the Canadian cannabis market

Since the Trudeau Liberals won a majority in the 2015 federal election, a seminal chapter in the evolving Canadian cannabis story, the legal framework surrounding cannabis use in Canada has been steadily loosening. This evolving regulatory regime presents risks to investors. ... [read more]

Friday, May 05, 2017 @ 08:57 AM

Reciprocal insurance exchange raises ethical, access to justice questions | Julius Melnitzer

Whether lawyers have class is open to question. But a select group does have CLLAS. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 08:48 AM

How Trump’s 'Buy American, Hire American' impacts cross-border companies

The presidential executive order on “Buy American and Hire American” immediately impacts Canada-U.S. trade potentially more than any action or tweet issued by U.S. President Donald Trump during the first 100 days of his administration. Contrary to various media reports, the executive order is more than just an internal study of government procurement policies (“Buy American”), or limited to highly skilled foreign workers (“Hire American”). ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 07:50 AM

Exigent, McCarthy Tétrault launch automated document creation tool David Holme

Exigent Group Limited and McCarthy Tétrault LLP have launched Chameleon DocBuilder, a contract creation automation tool for firms looking to simplify and speed up the creation of common legal documents in-house. ... [read more]

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 08:40 AM

Bridging the chasm between Big Law and clients | Julius Melnitzer

This is not fake news: “Not a single client interviewed was satisfied with what law firms provide.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 08:31 AM

Risk joins WeirFoulds as partner

John Risk has joined WeirFoulds as a partner. He focuses on regulatory agencies, health law and policy and privacy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 02:51 PM

Inside the in-house counsel revolution

The core mission of the modern, global corporation is the fusion of high performance with high integrity and with sound risk management. The ideal of the modern general counsel is a lawyer‐statesman who is an acute lawyer, a wise counsellor and company leader and who has a major role assisting the corporation achieve that fundamental goal of global capitalism. For the lawyer-statesman, the first question is: “is it legal?” But the ultimate question is: “Is it right?” ... [read more]

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 09:59 AM

Corporate veil shouldn’t prevent moral responsibility | Julius Melnitzer

Instead of rambling on about globalization and its impact on jurisprudence, it’s time for courts to get real about our archaic notions of corporate liability and take the hard measures to ensure that their ramblings benefit everyone — not just big business. ... [read more]