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Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 4:25 PM

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

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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

LSO bencher election field set at 146 candidates

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher election is set for April 30. This will be the first time that lawyer and paralegal benchers will be elected at the same time in Ontario. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 10:44 AM

Chief Justice Wagner, I can’t afford to help my community | Elsa Ascencio

Recently Chief Justice Richard Wagner granted an interview to The Lawyer’s Daily. The headline read, “Chief Justice Wagner improves public communication, brings new ideas, change to top court, CJC and NJI.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 2:46 PM

Former SCC chief justice McLachlin wins CBA President’s Award

In recognition of her significant contribution to the legal profession, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and her years of public service and commitment to making Canada a more just society, former chief justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin will be presented with the CBA President’s Award at the President’s Dinner on Feb. 12, 2019, in Ottawa. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

The Coach: Building a successful law firm | Gary Mitchell and Lisa Dawson

There are certain traits that successful law firms share. They all begin with leadership. There have been many studies (McBassi & Company, Greenfield Belser, Thomson Reuters, Altman Weil to name a few) detailing the skills and attributes of successful law firm leaders. Leadership is a mindset. These studies and our collective experience form the basis for our series. ... [read more]

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 1:24 PM

Dentons names 15 new partners in five Canadian offices

Dentons announced that 15 lawyers in Canada are joining the firm’s partnership. According to the firm’s press release, this diverse class of new partners will add significant bench strength in a variety of sector groups and practices. ... [read more]

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 1:22 PM

Lenczner Slaght hires new counsel

Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP announced that Amanda Smallwood has joined the firm as counsel. ... [read more]

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 12:26 PM

Scrubbing resumés of gender, race could help prevent bias in law firm hiring, lawyers say Hadiya Roderique

We are all biased, so the anonymizing of job applications is a key way for law firms to attain and retain diverse talent, said lawyers at Feb. 8 lecture in Toronto. Put on by the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2019, Strategies for Retaining Diverse Lawyers looked at inclusion and diversity in the legal profession, the lack thereof and how unconscious bias may be impacting the “experiences, retention and promotion” of women, people of colour, the disabled and those in the LGBTQ community. ... [read more]

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 3:17 PM

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

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

Friday, February 08, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

Pro Bono Students Canada names new national director

Pro Bono Students Canada announced that Brittany Twiss will be joining the PBSC team as national director in early April. ... [read more]