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  • Doron Gold

    Young and in law

    May 28, 2018

    In 1991, when I received a letter from Osgoode Hall Law School offering me a place in its first-year class, I literally jumped up and down on my bed and screamed at the top of my much younger lungs.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Marta Siemiarczuk

    The new approach to Hague Convention Cases

    May 22, 2018

    Family law cases are increasing when it comes to the wrongful removal of children from the place they habitually live, likely in large part due to increasing mobility of families in a global community.

    Marta Siemiarczuk|Family Law
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    Legal education could do with more competition

    May 14, 2018

    The Canadian law degree, as we know it, needs to be seriously re-thought, and a future Ryerson law school might be just the kind of disruption our legal education market needs.

    Fred Wu
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Cybersecurity sagacity

    May 14, 2018

    It’s the dawn of a new age after Facebook users around the world have found out unexpected ways their personal information may be available to others through their use of the social media platform.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Names of bills carry meaning

    May 14, 2018

    Before we start going through the Liberals’ long-awaited plan to rewrite Canada’s electoral rulebook, let us take a moment to appreciate the restraint demonstrated by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould in coming up with a suitably anodyne short title for her 352-page omnibus bill.

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Stop the commercialization of surrogacy

    May 7, 2018

    In March, federal MP Anthony Housefather announced his intention to introduce a private member’s bill to decriminalize payment in surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation arrangements in Canada.

    Erin Lepine
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Modern life

    May 7, 2018

    Critics are always quick to point out that the law does not always evolve at the lightning-quick pace of science and technology.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Kady O'Malley

    Canadian committees toil away

    Apr 30, 2018

    First off, a confession: Whenever a legislative committee lands a spot in the primetime spotlight — usually, although not invariably, a U.S. congressional panel in the throes of investigating a controversy generating headlines around the globe, as was the case with the recent grilling of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — I start steeling myself for the seemingly inevitable moment when someone will turn to me with the seemingly simple question: Why can’t our committees be more like that?

    Kady O'Malley|The Hill
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Tragedy and the law

    Apr 30, 2018

    Death and suffering is an inescapable element of the human condition. Lately, there have been far too many relentlessly awful events in the headlines.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Costs awards in estate litigation need scrutiny

    Apr 30, 2018

    Estate litigation matters are becoming more and more expensive. Clients are required to foot the bill for medical expert reports and examinations of solicitors.

    Jonathan M. Friedman
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