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  • Doron Gold

    Well-being pledge an important step forward

    Apr 22, 2019

    What’s a well-being pledge for legal employers? Many of you know that, in 2016, the Law Society of Ontario’s Mental Health Working Group, after extensive and rigourous information gathering, came out with its important report, The Mental Health Strategy Task Force.

    Doron Gold|The Lawyer Therapist
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Never a dull moment

    Apr 15, 2019

    This week, voting begins for the Law Society of Ontario’s bencher election.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Are we ready for smart contracts?

    Apr 15, 2019

    The development of crypto-currencies, which use blockchain technology, has given rise to some pressing legal questions. These questions may seem relevant only to those who trade in crypto-currencies.

    Chloe Snider
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    A different shift

    Apr 8, 2019

    I was at an event this week (of course, on the upcoming bencher election that Law Times has been covering thoroughly) and candidate Billeh Hamud commented that the profession runs about 30 years behind the rest of society.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Elias Munshya

    Why I don’t support the statement of principles

    Apr 8, 2019

    The Law Society of Ontario has implemented a policy requiring its licensed lawyers and paralegals to create and abide by an individual statement of principles.

    Elias Munshya
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Some things change

    Apr 1, 2019

    I think a legal topic has hit peak coverage when you find people who aren’t lawyers who have suddenly become keenly interested in it.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
  • Bill Trudell

    Let right prevail

    Apr 1, 2019

    This bencher election is a significantly important one. A self-regulating profession needs regulators who represent a mix of experience, balance, compassion, energy, engagement and a concern for its members.

    Bill Trudell|Sidebars
  • Gabrielle Giroday

    The role of leadership

    Mar 25, 2019

    If you ask most people what they love about their jobs, they’ll list a lot of things that make their work meaningful.

    Gabrielle Giroday|Editorial Obiter
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    Learn this contract legislation

    Mar 25, 2019

    The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is law in Ontario by the International Sales Conventions Act.

    Andrew Ottaway
  • Fathima Cader

    Embarrassing wage gap persists

    Mar 18, 2019

    In 2017, women in Canada earned an average of $0.87 for every dollar earned by men, Statistics Canada has reported.

    Fathima Cader
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