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In or out?

In or out?

What to do when a law partner seriously outperforms the rest and makes demands that can't be met. Read More »

News content and fair dealing

News content and fair dealing

The debate surrounding the proposed copyright exception for political ads raises questions about the actions of both lawmakers and news organizations. Read More »

The SCC's Kazemi ruling

The SCC's Kazemi ruling

The Supreme Court of Canada rules 6-1 that Zahra Kazemi’s son cannot sue Iranian state officials over her torture and death. Read More »

The Cacouna pipeline port ruling

The Cacouna pipeline port ruling

A Quebec ruling halting TransCanada exploratory drilling in the St. Lawrence spells trouble for Canada's pipeline projects. Read More »

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Follow the money

Follow the money

Bitcoin is more than a virtual currency: it’s powered by a system that could revolutionize everything from contracts and wills to legal work. Read More »

Sex work

Sex work

Canada’s latest attempt to regulate the sex trade opens up debate over employment law protections for sex workers. Read More »

CETA's patent protections

CETA's patent protections

Canada wins compromises on pharmaceutical regime, but some raise concerns over reach of arbitration mechanism.

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Do we need a digital bill of rights?

Do we need a digital bill of rights?

That was the question for a panel of experts convened by National at this summer’s Canadian Legal Conference. Here are the highlights. Read More »

Your Practice

How big data can give you a competitive edge

How big data can give you a competitive edge

Law firms willing to make the investment can use legal analytics to add value for clients. Read More »

What's the rush?

What's the rush?

Why do it today when you can wait (and procrastinate) until tomorrow? Read More »

Own the podium

Own the podium

Why old-school public speaking skills still matter. Read More »

Building your niche

Building your niche

Follow your passion, work hard, and the rest should fall into place. Read More »

Featured Blog Posts

Justice is in the eye of the beholder

By Kim Covert

Victims more apt to seek punishment on another victim's behalf Read More »

Warrants for overseas investigations

By Yves Faguy

Craig Forcese, who was quoted in our recent coverage of the new anti-terrorist bill, zeroes in on the bill’s extraterritorial aspects. Read More »

Widening the scope of the budgetary process

By Kim Covert

It's autumn, must be time for a new budget implementation bill Read More »

Reactions to the Ghomeshi dismissal

By Yves Faguy

The facts are still unclear. So are the number of legal questions the case raises. Read More »