Publication: Canadian Lawyer Magazine

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Cracking the system

In some ways the timing could not have been worse. The Harper government has been seen to be waging a trench war against the courts for years as it legislatively tries to reshape Canada in its image only to find the greatest roadblock is a legal system ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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A new era of title claims

Illustration: Liam Brazier A landmark ruling on aboriginal land rights will open the door to more title claims, possible slowdowns in mining and other development, higher costs, and a heightened push to negotiate deals. But the Supreme Court is building ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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Stronger than ever

Even two years ago, Toronto-based firms were poaching from Western outfits. Today, the regional firms have become the hunters. “We’ve actually had people from national firms come our way and certainly have not lost anyone,” says Steve Livingstone, managing ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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Worlds apart

Sitting in a courtyard next to Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Ottawa, Jessica Salomon was reflecting on the differences between her old career and her new one — how helping prosecute war criminals in The Hague is easier than stand-up comedy. “I wish I could ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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Is document review legal work?

Toronto-based law firm specializing in document review was acquired by an accounting firm; the acquiring company disclaims that document review is legal work. Similarly, many companies that are not law firms now offer “legal” document review as a ser ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
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The rise of the single services provider

A small Toronto law firm says the move to form an alliance with Deloitte Canada will strengthen its position to help clients better navigate the increasingly complex world of immigration law.Last week, Deloitte announced Guberman Garson Immigration Lawyers ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 16 hours ago]
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School’s in! Mixed emotions and new challenges entering 2L

As an out-of-province student, I am excited to reunite with friends and classmates. I am equally sad to leave my partner, family, and friends behind in Ontario. As e-mails and announcements regarding bookstore hours and class registration trickle in, ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 16 hours ago]
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Law prof pressures may be barrier to preparing law students for new reality of lawyering

Forcese, who has a blog called Bleaching Law where he discusses issues pertaining to law professors, says he is “among those who think the schools can and should do a better job of preparing students for the modern environment,” including professors who ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel of witness tampering

A Law Society of Upper Canada hearing panel heard a colourful case yesterday in which a lawyer facing a misconduct hearing accused the LSUC’s counsel of trying to bribe a witness.Counsel for Kumar Sriskanda, who is accused of fraudulent real estate transactions, ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
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News Roundup - August 29, 2014

Conservatives quiet on when they can fix mistake that altered legislation targeting violent criminals, Toronto StarSuperior Court justice supports constitutional challenge against part of Competition Act in bid-rigging case, The ProvinceLawyers of rail ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
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Alberta’s first woman chief judge passes away

Former Alberta Provincial Court chief judge Gail Vickery passed away yesterday. She was the first woman appointed to lead the provincial court when she became chief judge in May 2006. Judge Gail Vickery shortly before her retirement from the Alberta Provincial ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

News Roundup - August 28, 2014

CanadaAccused B.C. killer admits involvement in deaths of three women , Toronto StarTwo female passengers charged with smoking on board and endangering safety of an aircraft , Ottawa CitizenCity of Montreal could pay damages to protesters after mass arrests ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 28 2014]

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"Gail Vickery was one of our real pioneers in becoming the first female partner of Macleod Dixon, as well as one of our initial partners in our international office in Almaty, Kazakhstan,” said Paul Drager, a senior partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (which Macleod Dixon became part of in 2012). “Gail never shied away from challenges and served her multitude of energy, banking, and corporate clients exceptionally well.”"
Anyone who wants to become a Canadian citizen will have to continue swearing allegiance to the Queen, ruled the Ontario Court of Appeal. "The clients believe that swearing an oath to the Queen is repugnant" says Selwyn Pieters. In McAteer v...

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Stronger than ever [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
A new era of title claims [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
Cracking the system [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
Is document review legal work? [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
Worlds apart [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 12 hours ago]
Law prof pressures may be barrier to preparing ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 16 hours ago]
School’s in! Mixed emotions and new challenges ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 16 hours ago]
The rise of the single services provider [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - 16 hours ago]
Lawyer facing discipline accuses LSUC counsel o... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
News Roundup - August 29, 2014 [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
Alberta’s first woman chief judge passes away [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
Unanimity not necessary for jury recommendation... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 28 2014]
News Roundup - August 28, 2014 [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 28 2014]
Law prof awarded almost $500,000 in defamation ... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 28 2014]
News Roundup - August 27, 2014 [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 27 2014]
Toronto lawyer facing 75 charges over missing $... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 27 2014]
Legal Aid Alberta gets more money but challenge... [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 26 2014]
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Bull by the horns [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 25 2014]
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Study right! [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 25 2014]
Eyes on the prize [Published Canadian Lawyer Magazine - Aug 25 2014]
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