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October, 2018
  • Bill could cut opportunities for law students

    The Law Society of Ontario says a new bill that overhauls the Criminal Code could disrupt lawyer training programs and hamper access to justice initiatives and extend court delays.
  • Woman granted intervener status at trial

    A woman who was allegedly sexually harassed by a co-worker — whose employment was subsequently terminated and who now claims damages for wrongful dismissal — has been granted intervener status in the upcoming trial, in what may be a first in Canada.
  • Trade lawyers keeping an eye on tariff-rate quotas

    Market data from the first year of implementation of the Canada-EU trade agreement showed that Canada’s implementation of tariff-rate quotas on European cheese was found to have been done in a manner that did not open up markets as promised.


  • Gabrielle Giroday

    Editorial Obiter

    Artificial intelligence

    Almost two decades ago, the word “globalization” was the buzzword on everyone’s lips.
  • Ryan Handlarski

    Law is a marathon, not a sprint

    Law students often hear the same piece of advice: Article at a Bay Street firm and work there for a year or two or three.

Focus On

  • Starting a new firm means hard work, networking

    For many lawyers who start out working for a national or well-established firm or as a junior to someone prominent in the field, there comes a time when thoughts turn to going out on one’s own or with a few colleagues.
  • AI technology can enhance a practice

    Artificial intelligence may seem imposing to members of the legal profession who are wary of terms such as “cognitive technologies” or “digital distruption.”
  • Advocacy skills crucial for lawyers’ development

    It has been a decade since the four-and-half-month period of practical skills training was eliminated as a result of major changes to the bar admissions requirements in Ontario.
  • Traditional marketing by lawyers can work

    While it may seem to be an anachronism to anyone who is newer to the profession, it was not that many years ago that one of the major marketing decisions for lawyers was whether to take out an advertisement in the Yellow Pages that serviced the local community.

Inside Story

  • Monday, October 1, 2018

    Monday, October 1, 2018

    Children’s Rights Lawyer Birdsell Wins Law Foundation’s Guthrie Award

    Honorary LLD For Sinclair

    Fundraising Event

    Law Times Poll


  • Oct 1, 2018

    Editorial Cartoon: October 1, 2018


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