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Wednesday, March 03, 2021 @ 1:57 PM

View from trenches: Ramifications of restrictive bail conditions during COVID-19 Person sitting alone in dark hallway

As lawyers, we are constantly bombarded by multiple sources of information, whether it be through jurisprudence, legal commentators, researchers, experts or professors. Everyone has a narrative and a perspective through which the story is told. As a practitioner, I wanted to share an experience I had, direct from the trenches of criminal defence bail work during COVID-19. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 @ 1:23 PM

Humble but unforgettable client | Ken Hill

A short elderly man (one of the few I have met who could aptly be described as roly-poly) entered my office, accompanied by a faint odour of mothballs. I couldn’t have known at the time that I was about to meet one of my all-time favourite clients. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 @ 1:02 PM

Sexual harassment prevalent in Quebec legal profession, study says Isabelle_Auclair

Sexual harassment and violence is rife in Quebec legal workplaces, the overwhelming majority of which goes unreported for fear of repercussions, claims a report that calls on the province’s legal actors to work together to take concrete steps to raise awareness and address the pervasive culture of silence and impunity that permits harassment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 @ 9:34 AM

Issues, considerations of full cost accounting in Nova v. Dow Three different sized stacks of coins

As discussed in part one of this article, prior to the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Nova Chemicals Corp. v. Dow Chemicals Co. [2020] F.C.J. No. 928, the incremental cost approach was the preferred method in calculating the profits earned by an infringer, except in certain circumstances. Therefore, there was no need to allocate the non-incremental fixed costs of the infringer to the infringing products. ... [read more]

Monday, March 01, 2021 @ 1:20 PM

Black history month: Going beyond statements of support | Charlene Theodore

The Ontario Bar Association’s Black History Month campaign, #StandingOnTheShouldersOfGiants, celebrated the Black lawyers who paved pathways — those tireless champions who have for decades fought the never-ending and often lonely fight for equality and inclusion in the profession. It is on their shoulders I stand as the first Black president of the OBA. I thank them and I am proud to say that their legacy is reflected in the work and the diversity of our members.    ... [read more]

Monday, March 01, 2021 @ 12:48 PM

Born free and equal: More on conversion therapy | Marvin Zuker

Ontario Human Rights Commission maintains that using the right pronouns can affirm gender identities and challenge discriminatory beliefs. Using the wrong pronouns can “disempower, demean and reinforce exclusion.” ... [read more]

Monday, March 01, 2021 @ 8:41 AM

The Coach: Succession planning for large firms, part one | Gary Mitchell

The past two months I have written about succession planning for smaller firms. This two-part series is about succession planning for larger firms. ... [read more]

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 3:18 PM

Davies adds new Montreal dispute resolution partner

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg welcomed Corey Omer as a partner in the dispute resolution group of its Montreal office. ... [read more]

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 3:16 PM

The Friday Brief: Managing Editor’s must-read items from this week Friday Brief

Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 2:32 PM

Jury problems solved: Reductio ad absurdum | Marcel Strigberger

I’ll bet you think this is a good time for a quote from Charles Dickens. Here it is. The opening lines from A Tale of Two Cities speak volumes today. ... [read more]