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Tuesday, October 25, 2022 @ 8:11 AM

How law firms can improve their anti-money laundering compliance in 2023 Money laundering

In the wake of scandals like the Pandora Papers, lawyers often referred to as “gatekeepers” are responsible for detecting and preventing money laundering in the world. Over a decade ago, a lot of people did not take Anti Money Laundering (AML) seriously and they paid for it. Many of them were levied with large fines and suffered serious reputational damage. Complying with new regulations can be a Herculean task under any circumstances. So, it is worth thinking through the kinds of processes that a law firm needs to comply with. ... [read more]

Monday, October 24, 2022 @ 2:51 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 @ 10:48 AM

FOLA urges LSO benchers to support ‘sustainable’ funding of courthouse law libraries Douglas Judson, FOLA chair

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) issued an open letter to benchers at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), urging them to “support full and sustainable funding” of courthouse law libraries, “now known as practice resource centres, or PRCs,” when they vote on the budget this week. ... [read more]

Monday, October 24, 2022 @ 2:50 PM

Lenczner Slaght brings six new lawyers on board

The prominent litigation firm Lenczner Slaght has bolstered its ranks with the arrival of six new associates, according to an announcement from the firm. ... [read more]

Monday, October 24, 2022 @ 11:57 AM

What is palpable and overriding error? Wristie

A decision of the Federal Court deals with the standard of review applicable to an appeal from the Trademarks Opposition Board (Vivo Mobile Communication Co. v. Garmin Switzerland GmbH [2022] F.C.J. No. 1435). ... [read more]

Monday, October 24, 2022 @ 10:29 AM

Quebec provides a compelling alternative to the lawyer licensing process in Ontario Fleur

Traditional lawyer licensing candidates in the province of Ontario go through a long and expensive academic journey to obtain their licence to practise law. Nevertheless, Quebec provides a compelling alternative to achieve the same objectives in less time and at a lower cost. Evidently, technical qualifications can be acquired in less than eight years and with lower debt burdens than those incurred by lawyer licensing candidates in the province of Ontario.        ... [read more]

Friday, October 21, 2022 @ 2:40 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario government to invest over $5.6M in seed funding, support for local genomics program

Ontario Member of Parliament Filomena Tassi announced an investment in excess of $5.6 million for Ontario Genomics to deliver the BioCreate program in an Oct. 21 news release. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 20, 2022 @ 2:15 PM

The one reason artificial intelligence will not replace lawyers Robot Hand

With the hype of artificial intelligence (AI), many people believe that AI will dominate the human race in no time. Lawyers’ jobs will be replaced by AI thanks to the advancement of technologies like legal tech. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 6:43 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court finds new evidence ‘not probative’ in dismissing appeal in trademark dispute

The Federal Court has dismissed a communications company’s appeal to a 2021 decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board (TMOB) that refused a trademark application for its “stylized mark.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 4:42 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - B.C. Supreme Court awards special costs in fight over cryptocurrency investment

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has awarded special costs in a case which involved alleged mismanagement of a multimillion-dollar investment to buy a cryptocurrency business. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 @ 8:55 AM

Mansplaining about women in law firms | Murray Gottheil

The events described in this article are true. However, some details have been changed to protect both the innocent and the guilty. My wife says that I have more guts than brains for daring to write about the female experience in law firms. But here goes anyway. ... [read more]