February 11, 2019
This week, I had two separate conversations with two lawyers, one at a large, established firm in Toronto and the other at a small firm in rural Ontario.
February 04, 2019
This issue contains different stories involving issues facing young lawyers and their representation at bodies such as the Law Society of Ontario. The issue is top of mind in the lead-up to the upcoming bencher election, which will take place in April.
January 28, 2019
If the hundreds of people who tuned into a Law Society of Ontario webcast on the upcoming bencher election is any indication, this could be a very exciting race.
January 21, 2019
This week, you may notice the print edition of Law Times looks a little different. We’ve launched a redesign of the newspaper, in order to enhance readability.
January 14, 2019
Much has been written about the debt many students take on if they decide to attend law school. What is interesting to me is how students are now mobilizing to draw attention to their displeasure with tuition fees, and how this ties to wider problems facing the profession — like a lack of diversity or mental health issues, particularly for younger lawyers.
January 07, 2019
If 2018 was an eventful year in legal developments, then 2019 is shaping up to move even more quickly. This edition of Law Times covers a wide range of stories that indicate some of the trends that may dominate in the year ahead.
December 10, 2018
Thanks to the tech-heavy age in which we live, events seem to transpire at super-speed. That’s why, when we examine issues that have transpired in 2018, some can feel like they happened eons ago.
December 03, 2018
Much has been written about the advent of artificial technology and its impact on the legal profession. This week, Law Times focuses on a ruling where the use of AI has been explicitly cited.
November 26, 2018
The province of Ontario has nixed the proposed law school at Ryerson University. For those who have been watching the proposal work its way forward through various levels of the approval process, the news was not a surprise.
November 19, 2018
The Ontario legal community has expressed a significant amount of dismay about the closure of three Pro Bono Ontario legal help centres in Ottawa and Toronto, with heavy hitters such as former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin voicing support for their continued existence.