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Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 2:17 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, August 17, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Wellness: End of civil dialogue bad for legal profession and your health | Darryl Singer

Lately, I find it absolutely necessary for my mental health to give myself a “news free” day. No Canadian or American news. No social media. I’m finding the polarization of political and social viewpoints to be energy depleting and soul sucking. Some commentators have even speculated that it may be a hybrid form of PTSD. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 2:02 PM

Law Reform: Your vulnerability is your strength | Elsa Ascencio

Almost a year ago, I went public with my story. I was living with depression while finishing law school and starting my articles at a prominent, union-side boutique firm in Ottawa. My peers were celebrating 3L as the “easy year” of their law school. But for me, 3L was a nightmare. I felt as if I was the only one suffering. In response, I turned to the most powerful weapon on earth — a pen and paper. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 9:32 AM

Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Wagner picks francophone litigator as new principal advisor Renee Theriault

The Supreme Court of Canada has announced a key personnel change as it prepares for a busy fall session. On Aug. 14, the top court revealed that Vancouver civil litigator Gib van Ert, the executive legal officer (ELO) to the Chief Justice of Canada for the past three years, has been succeeded in that key role by Renée Thériault — the first francophone female ELO and only the third woman to take on the influential behind-the-scenes job as principal advisor to Canada’s top judge. ... [read more]

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

Former Conservative cabinet minister Van Loan newest partner at Aird & Berlis

Aird & Berlis announced that Peter Van Loan is resuming his law practice as a partner in the firm’s municipal & land use planning group, effective Aug. 1. He will represent landowners, developers and municipalities with respect to land use planning, development approvals and general municipal law. Van Loan will also provide strategic and policy advice to clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors. ... [read more]

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 9:30 AM

LSO seeks feedback on report: Proper regulation needs proper governance, treasurer Mercer says Malcolm Mercer sm

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has been considering changes to its governance structure since 2016 and has finally released a call for comment on the size of Convocation and terms for benchers. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 2:58 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]

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Asnani elected as South Asian Bar Association of Toronto’s new president

Jennifer Asnani was elected as the new president of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA Toronto) at its annual general meeting on July 31. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Robichaud’s adds associate

Shalini Gunawardhane has joined Robichaud’s as an associate counsel.   ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 2:14 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]