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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 11:23 AM

Should lawyers act as business peacekeepers for clients? | Mark Borkowski

Many lawyers hoping to resolve conflicts in their client’s workplaces use the legal process to resolve issues. This is not their domain and they should stay out of these issues. They should stay in their lane. ... [read more]

Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 3:07 PM

Uneasy lies the head that wears the Crown | Heather MacIvor

The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a sad milestone for everyone (myself included) who admired her strength and relished her occasional displays of mischievous wit. For 70 years, she reigned over an increasingly divided country (and an ever more fractious Commonwealth) without embroiling herself in political controversy — an astonishing feat of discretion and self-discipline. The Queen accepted the constraints of her constitutional role as the embodiment of the Crown. It is not entirely clear that King Charles III will prove equally restrained. ... [read more]

Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 1:57 PM

Beard Winter LLP welcomes two new litigators to firm

Beard Winter LLP welcomed David Morawetz and Matthew Samuels to the firm. ... [read more]

Friday, September 09, 2022 @ 12:38 PM

Back to law school 2022: The future of law is here Back to law school

From law firms accommodating, even fostering, neurodivergence to lawyers being called to the bar without articling — imagine law school curricula that not only require 1Ls to study Constitutional Law and Legal Process but also mandatory coding. ... [read more]

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 @ 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 @ 5:07 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. court denies request to strike jury in insurance case

A British Columbia fishing company suing its insurer for refusing to cover damage to a boat engine has lost its bid to have a trial without a jury. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 07, 2022 @ 5:06 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Barging agreement allocated risk of losses to plaintiff, court finds in dismissing claims

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has dismissed the claims of a Western Canadian construction aggregates and concrete supplier for damages that resulted from two of its barges being grounded, finding that the parties’ barging agreement allocated the risk of the losses to the supply company. ... [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]