Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan is the website and newsletter editor at Law Times—breaking news on Ontario’s legal scene—as well as a contributor to Canadian Lawyer magazine. Law Times covers more than a dozen practice areas that impact Ontario’s lawyers, with topics ranging from insurance law to real estate regulation; alongside trends at the Law Society of Ontario and Ontario’s Attorney General.

Her writing specialties include law, technology, and finance. Before joining Law Times, she was a journalist covering business and technology for CNBC.com and has had work appear in NBCNews.com, Yahoo Finance, and in USA Today.

She has a master’s degree in Business and Economic Reporting from New York University’s school of journalism and Stern school of business. She also has an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver with majors in economics and environmental science.

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‘Polite’ Canadian idiom in lawyers’ emails adds confusion to jury notice snafu

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Beware the end of the ‘sellers market’ in legal services, says panel

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When lawyers make mistakes, new rules consider rallying cries on mental health, sexual harassment

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Canadian lawyers have an edge in international arbitration, says Ian Binnie

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New Chief Digital Enforcement Officer gives bar insight into Competition Bureau

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Lawyer Guy Pratte shares his sources of career inspiration at OBA event

Lawyer Guy Pratte shares his sources of career inspiration at OBA event

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Downey should consult with bar and bench before overhauling judicial appointments, lawyers say

MAG said system for appointing judges is “too subjective”

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Church sex-abuse scandal shows importance of trials in society, says lawyer

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Judges don’t have ‘unfettered’ leeway on costs when settlement offers aren’t accepted

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2019 shook up everything from tribunals to the MAG

2019 shook up everything from tribunals to the MAG

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