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Upon completing my 1L at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, I remain deeply concerned about an outdated precedent that invades a person’s privacy rights.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

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 8:34 AM

Great strides in year of upheaval | Charlene Theodore

As I look back on my year as president of the Ontario Bar Association, I can’t believe how quickly the time went by. But I’m amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish as a profession and as a community. ... [read more]

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 3:46 PM

Free Wi-Fi, other invasions of privacy: Better latte than never | Marcel Strigberger

“To protect your privacy …?” Right! As a boomer, I wonder how much our privacy has eroded over time ... [read more]

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

Moving beyond the pandemic: Reflections from a rising 3L | Jennifer Fahrenholt Woman wearing backpack and mask carries binder, with maple leaf and books in background

When I did a cost-benefit analysis of going to law school in my mid-30s and following my dreams of a legal career as a second career, I certainly did not factor a global pandemic into the equation. Nobody saw that on the horizon. Despite the challenges, a full year of virtual law school was a fascinating experience and one that will be a topic of conversation for years to come. ... [read more]

Friday, August 27, 2021 @ 8:44 AM

Why teaming up with a mentor at law school really works | David Yun Back to Law School

Over the past few months, through my involvement with the 2021 Western Law Orientation Committee, I have been planning the 1L/3L Mentorship Program under our People Portfolio. This program matches incoming first-year students with third-year students based on mutual interests and common backgrounds. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

Best of both worlds: The virtual door to opportunity | Bo Kruk Back To Law School

The second week of March 2020 forced a dramatic change on a profession steeped in tradition. In a matter of days, classes that had remained much the same since the days of slates and chalkboard were teleported to the 21st century. As COVID-19 swept around the globe, five words became a common refrain: “Hold on, you’re on mute.” ... [read more]