Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan

Anita Balakrishnan is the editor Law Times’ website and newsletter, where she reports and writes about Ontario’s legal scene and contributes to Canadian Lawyer magazine. 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. Email her here.

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

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

MAG said system for appointing judges is “too subjective”

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

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

Abuse victim’s award is unprecedented in Canadian case law on sexual abuse at the hands of religious figures

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

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

Discretion to depart from r. 49.10(1) ‘must be exercised in accordance with the purpose of the rule’

2019 shook up everything from tribunals to the MAG

2019 shook up everything from tribunals to the MAG

FOCUS ON NEWSMAKERS - Ontario’s legal year in review shows reforms for class action and real estate law are among top stories impacting lawyers now

Why litigation financiers are flocking to Canada

Why litigation financiers are flocking to Canada

Woodsford enters market

Legal clinics anxiously await outcome of funding reconsideration hearings

Legal clinics anxiously await outcome of funding reconsideration hearings

There was a $14.5 million cut to legal clinic budgets

Lawyers with the best client reviews reach out early and often

Lawyers with the best client reviews reach out early and often

But Law Times readers say their firm doesn’t have a policy on timely responses to emails and voicemails

The top stories impacting lawyers now — Ontario’s 2019 legal year in review

The top stories impacting lawyers now — Ontario’s 2019 legal year in review

FOCUS ON NEWSMAKERS - Legal aid cuts spark outcry - SOP shakes up LSO - articling crisis deepens - Women practitioners say enough’s enough

Lawyers wrestle with conflicting views on peremptory challenges

Lawyers wrestle with conflicting views on peremptory challenges

An Ontario Superior Court ruling found disallowing peremptory challenges would violate Charter rights

Parkdale Community Legal Services wins $30k from Lerners LLP

Parkdale Community Legal Services wins $30k from Lerners LLP

Lerners announced the donation as part of its $90,000 charitable giveaway