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Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 9:35 AM

The ethical dilemmas of artificial intelligence legal_AI_sm

The means of delivering legal services are quickly changing. The “new” ethical questions arising as a result are not entirely new. We simply need new and creative ways to apply the “old” answers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:03 PM

The Headhunter: In-house lawyers: Plan for your success | David Namkung

As a recruiter, I encounter too many in-house lawyers without a clear career plan. As a result, they remain in the same position with the same responsibilities year after year, without a clear path forward. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

Corporate responsibility watchdog ‘with teeth’ created in Canada global_watchdog_sm

On Jan. 17, 2018, Canada’s minister of international trade announced the appointment of a Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise (CORE), an independent authority whose mission is to investigate allegations of human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporate actions abroad. Initially, the ombudsperson will cover cases in the mining, garment and oil and gas industries, with expansion to other sectors at a later date. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:03 AM

GDPR compliance: How Canadian companies should respond GDPR_privacy_sm

On May 25, 2018, some Canadian companies will become directly subject to the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Others, part of multinational enterprises, likely will align their privacy compliance frameworks with the new EU norms, even if they are not directly subject to the law. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

Hi-Tech: On-screen document annotation is great, if you know how | Luigi Benetton

When asked the last time he annotated a paper document, Don Cameron paused. “Let me think about that,” he said. “Probably years. I don’t like the permanency of it,” continued the partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP. “I prefer to annotate, then come back and change my annotation once I get the answer to a question in an annotation. The document evolves instead of becoming an ungodly mess.” ... [read more]

Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

As elder abuse claims rise, so does importance of institutional liability coverage elder_abuse_sm

Individuals of prominence and power across all industries and institutions have recently been thrust into the spotlight by claimants claiming to have been sexually abused. While the public nature and sheer number of allegations being brought today against movie directors, actors, sports doctors and politicians is perhaps a new phenomenon, sexual abuse litigation has been a subject familiar to insurance carriers for decades. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Corporate responsibility: What happens abroad doesn’t stay there global_eye_sm

Two recent developments portend a rapidly changing environment for Canadian companies doing business abroad. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:36 AM

Risk management: Best practices for general counsel managing boards risk_management_sm

Major brands are increasingly in the headlines for all the wrong reasons — and when scandal erupts, lawyers are frequently in the eye of the storm helping to manage the crisis. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 6:48 AM

CBA in midst of revamp; downsizing expected at national office TLD Exclusive

Unbeknownst to most of its rank-and-file members, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is poised for a dramatic retooling this year that could cut its fees, pare down its national staff and “non-core” national activities and redirect more cash and delivery of member services to its provincial and territorial branches, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 8:18 AM

Blind selection better than quotas for promoting diversity | Stuart Rudner

According to a recent story on CBC, in an effort to bolster the number of women, Indigenous people and racial minorities sitting on corporate boards, a group of senators is poised to amend government legislation that would force companies to set internal diversity targets. ... [read more]