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Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 11:08 AM

What our courts can and should do to address COVID-19 concerns | Kyla Lee

From what I have heard from court staff, sheriffs and other lawyers, our courts are inadequately prepared to address the COVID-19 outbreak. In British Columbia, there are currently no enhanced sanitation procedures in place. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

If it moves, regulate it | Bruce McDougall

A panel released its recommendations earlier this year on “modernizing legislation governing Canada's communications sector.” The 97 recommendations from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel address a wide range of concerns, from technological advances of Canada’s major telecommunications companies to the influence on Internet safety of a guy in his undershirt in his bedroom at 3 a.m. disseminating bootlegged Sylvia Saint videos from his laptop. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 12:24 PM

O Canada, O LSO: Reflections on Canadian cultural competence, law society | Ian G. Wilkinson

Winter in Canada ... blizzards, ice storms, highway pileups or being stuck in the middle of nowhere are all part of our collective frontier mentality. Canadian cultural memories include people digging themselves out and helping their neighbours do the same, snowball fights, tobogganing and kids playing road hockey.  ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:16 AM

Marketing for lawyers and law firms: Analytics are gold | Marly Broudie

With the advent of social media and digital marketing practices, data and analytics are presenting a whole new gold mine. Today, digital marketing tools can be optimized to match buyers to sellers, to nurture networks and to take prospective clients through a content journey using analytics and retargeting methods. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 11:46 AM

When elderly adults get married | Steve Benmor

People marry for many reasons but companionship is one of the most popular reasons why older adults get married. Under Ontario law, the act of marriage has legal consequences. So when an elderly parent reveals to his adult children that he has decided to remarry, considering the potential financial consequences to him and his estate, it is understandable why some adult children would challenge his decision. ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 11:18 AM

Assessing Alberta Law Society code of professional conduct | Derek Anderson

The Alberta Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) is, in principle, intended to be a comprehensive guide to identifying and resolving ethical concerns before the need to engage a formal resolution structure becomes apparent.  ... [read more]

Monday, March 09, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Canada sets record for new immigrants in 2019 | Colin Singer

Canada admitted a modern-era record of more than 341,000 new permanent residents in 2019, new government data shows. The 341,180 immigrants welcomed last year was the second consecutive year Canada has admitted more than 300,000 immigrants. Before 2018, the last time Canada did that was 1912. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 9:57 AM

International Women’s Day: Enabling diversity in boardroom | Helle Bank Jorgensen

Once again, March 8 is International Women’s Day, and while each year sees new achievements for women around the world, some areas of gender equality continue to drag behind. ... [read more]

Friday, March 06, 2020 @ 8:53 AM

Three leaders who embody International Women’s Day | Naomi Sayers

This International Women’s Day, a day started to celebrate women’s global achievements, is Sunday March 8. Sometimes, success and achievements look different for many. For me, success and achievements mean resisting interlocking systems of oppression to achieve greater equality, not just for women but for those who will come after us. Some of the women at the top of my mind during this day include these three inspiring Indigenous women: ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 10:48 AM

Law needs feminism team proves innovative solutions can come from anyone | Manpreet Dhillon

Every individual’s experiences are compelling. These experiences help mould one’s worldview and how they insert themselves in this construct. During the summer months, the all-female executive of the Calgary Women Studying Law Association (CWSLA) discussed curating an experience for our members which reflected our passion for diversity and inclusivity across law schools, the legal profession and the justice system. ... [read more]