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Monday, April 20, 2020 @ 10:23 AM

COVID-19 and civil aviation Vintage plane

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), a betacoronavirus — the global pandemic of 2020 has affected every continent except Antarctica where no humans live. ... [read more]

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 3:39 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, April 17, 2020 @ 1:50 PM

Welcoming e-advocacy: Advice on winning your first virtual appeal V&Wvideoconference

The world of advocacy is changing. With the advent of social distancing how we deliver legal services, and especially how we assist clients navigating the justice system in our courts, has changed abruptly and significantly. ... [read more]

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 1:43 PM

Articling student launches petition for LSO to reschedule call to bar Kris_Kinsinger_sm

Kristopher Kinsinger, an articling student at Miller Thomson LLP, was supposed to attend his call to the bar ceremony in June, but then the COVID-19 pandemic happened. Due to social distancing efforts to reduce spread of the virus, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) announced on April 2 that the upcoming call to the bar ceremonies would be cancelled. ... [read more]

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 9:05 AM

Tips for dealing with Justice Sudoku during COVID-19 | Marcel Strigberger

As I was sitting in my study this morning, I saw that lady pass by again in front of my house. She comes around now and then walking her black and white Scottish terriers. They look like poster dogs for that Black & White scotch whisky. Unfortunately for some reason these dogs find it convenient to dump their calling cards as they pass. And for some reason this lady does not always scoop up. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 1:37 PM

Virtual career event celebrates Law Day in Alberta

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many in-person events, people in Alberta will still be able to celebrate the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

Alberta law society extends deadline for feedback on model code of conduct amendments

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is proposing amendments to its model code rule concerning discrimination and harassment. The draft amendments revise the rule to provide clearer guidance on prohibitions against discrimination, harassment and bullying. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 @ 1:58 PM

Six positive things about COVID-19 and working | Jana Schilder

We have not faced a pandemic as aggressive as COVID-19 since the Spanish Flu of 1918. Life as we know it has ground to a halt. “Social distancing” is the phrase for 2020. We have new stresses in our lives coping with what is essentially house arrest, but for our own good. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 09, 2020 @ 3:06 PM

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

Given the upcoming long weekend, here is a Thursday edition of The Friday Brief. The Lawyer’s Daily will not be publishing on April 10 and April 13. We will be back on Tuesday, April 14. Here are my picks for the top stories we published this week. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 09, 2020 @ 2:12 PM

Emotional intelligence is key to new business reality | Michael Bury

As many legal professionals adjust to a new business reality, they will need emotional skills now more than ever. Everyone will need to adapt to new ways of working, communicating and supporting one another — and to get through this difficult period with calmness and resilience. ... [read more]