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Information Technology


Monday, March 01, 2021 @ 1:23 PM

Denial of leave in Internet case ‘puts us one step closer’ to affordable rates, industry rep says

A number of players in Canada’s telecommunications industry are hailing the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of the decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to lower the wholesale Internet rates large carriers charge their smaller competitors. ... [read more]

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 10:01 AM

No turning back from pandemic’s changes to justice system: CBA report CBA president Brad Regehr

When transmitting the first message to officially open the Baltimore to Washington telegraph line, Samuel Morse included a simple statement: “what hath God wrought?” The same question has likely passed through the minds of many people over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered businesses and schools and forced many people into makeshift home offices. Canada’s justice system has not been immune from that change, with trials moving online and lawyers filing their documents electronically. And now the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says it is time to make many of those changes permanent. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 10:59 AM

Possible Commonwealth trade agreement explained Canadian and New Zealand Flags

Following on from part one of the CANZUK series which outlined the likely structure through which the agreement will operate, part two will continue to look at the regulatory impacts resulting from the principle of mutual recognition. Then, through comparing CANZUK to broadly similar trade agreements such as NAFTA, it is also possible to formulate some predictions as to what the prescribed dispute mechanism could look like. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 1:26 PM

Stop making fun of lawyers, even when they are cats | Alistair Vigier

Over the past two days, since the “cat attorney” video went viral, the many videos of it collectively have over 13 million views. For those that haven’t seen it, here it is. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 @ 1:30 PM

The Coach: Small firm succession planning part two | Gary Mitchell

In part one of this column, I covered the first three steps to succession planning: deciding on your timeline for retirement, increasing the value of your practice or firm, and branding/setting up a new legal entity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 @ 8:10 AM

Defending yourself against Zoombombers Distraught woman at computer screen

Videoconferencing and collaboration software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, JoinMe and others has probably been the single biggest factor in allowing work (mainly white-collar work) to keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 03, 2021 @ 10:56 AM

Brexit, EU deal implications for Canada Two men shaking hands over flags of Europe and England

It took a divisive referendum, two general elections, three prime ministers and four and a half years of negotiations, but at the end of last month the United Kingdom and the European Union finally settled on a Brexit deal. Between failed negotiations and missed deadlines, the seemingly impossible was made possible, with the negotiations and voting making it right under the wire. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 02, 2021 @ 2:49 PM

OBA names new Innovator in Residence

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) announced that Friedrich Blase has been named this year’s OBA Innovator in Residence. ... [read more]

Monday, February 01, 2021 @ 2:54 PM

Norton Rose adds two to data protection, privacy team

Norton Rose Fulbright welcomed two practitioners to its data protection, privacy and cybersecurity team. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 11:20 AM

Why you should care that law schools are close to flunking COVID 101 Teachher in front of virtual class

At the risk of sounding cliché, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about the practice of law and has accelerated the shift to online work dramatically. Despite the profession’s stubborn reluctance to change this year saw entire firms shifting online overnight and enormous progress in open conversations about work/life balance. The profession may not be quite as incapable of change as we may have thought last February. ... [read more]