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Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 8:58 AM

The Coach: How marketing, business development cross over | Gary Mitchell

Before I go into how marketing and business development are related and cross over, I think it’s advisable to first understand what marketing is. It is my contention that business, your legal business, is all about building relationships. Marketing is the first step in doing that. So … ... [read more]

Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 3:06 PM

Pandemic reshaping education | Shreeya Devnani Back to Law School -- young woman wearing mask and carrying a backpack with a maple leaf in the background

Across the globe, almost everyone is asking the same question, “When will we get back to normal?” For many of us, normalcy meant going to school, attending classes in person, speaking with professors in office hours and meeting up with friends. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has changed these routines and behaviours for all of us. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 12:19 PM

Proactive approach to Ontario law students’ mental health | Ocean Enbar and Monica Santos Back to Law School

It’s back to school season and law students across Ontario are gearing up for yet another unconventional academic year. Aside from the added challenges stemming from the pandemic, the law school experience is already recognized to be an undertaking full of heightened degrees of pressure and stressful experiences. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 9:07 AM

Access to Justice: Residential schools must be part of Canada’s nation-building narrative | Tricia Logan

I have been invited to be a contributor to the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin’s Access to Justice column in The Lawyer’s Daily. I am sharing my perspective on the new era we are entering in our relationship to the Indian residential school system in Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 2:45 PM

Prisoner voting in Canada | John L. Hill

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court in North Carolina ruled on Aug. 23 that convicted felons, who were not currently serving prison time, can now register to vote. This ruling applies to North Carolinians who are presently on probation, parole and post-release supervision. It has been estimated that this will add 56,000 voters to the state list of electors. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 1:10 PM

The 3D foreign policy approach and Canada’s longest war | Aan Malahia Chaudhry

In 2001, under the heading of Operation Apollo, Canadian troops entered Afghanistan. Twenty years later, the last Canadian military plane took, off leaving behind 1,250 Canadian citizens and a crumbling nation it had vowed to help. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 @ 9:09 AM

Social media and legal practice | Serena Eshaghurshan Back to law school image of young woman with mask, carrying a backpack with a maple leaf in the background

In some of my previous articles in The Lawyer’s Daily, I discussed various tips and tricks for incoming and current law students. In this article, I will take a different direction and discuss the interplay between social media and success in the legal profession. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 12:04 PM

Prescription for public safety nightmare | Murray Fallis

Picture it. You’re a federal prisoner. After five years of incarceration in a maximum security institution you‘ve reached your Warrant Expiry Date, the day on which you are released. With a criminal record and a severe diagnosed mental health ailment you are handed two weeks of prescription medication and put on your way. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 3:15 PM

Mediation should not be default resolution process in cases of abuse | Pamela Cross

In his August 19 article, “Considering mediation as a default resolution process in light of new family law duties,” Oren Weinberg makes a strong case for the value of mediation for people seeking to resolve family law disputes. I don’t disagree with anything he says. Mediation should not be off the table for cases involving intimate partner abuse, but neither should it be positioned as a preferred or default process. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 12:15 PM

Warrantless cellphone search: A major invasion of privacy | Sam Zargami

Upon completing my 1L at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, I remain deeply concerned about an outdated precedent that invades a person’s privacy rights. ... [read more]