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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 @ 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 @ 2:27 PM

How to deal with suspect ground of opposition Beer

The Federal Court and the Trademarks Opposition Board have taken a non-technical approach to considering the scope of the ground of opposition. (101217990 Saskatchewan Ltd (District Brewing Company) v. Lost Craft Inc. 2022 FC 125). ... [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]

Tuesday, September 06, 2022 @ 5:15 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Regina brewer loses appeal of trademark decision in Federal Court

The Federal Court has dismissed a Regina beer manufacturer’s appeal from a Trademarks Opposition Board’s dismissal of its trademark application, finding that a Toronto brewery had used an identical trademark before the date of filing. ... [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]