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2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory now online

The 2014 annual Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is now online. Check out which lawyers across Canada have been identified as leading in their areas of practice. First published in February 1997, this eighteenth annual edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate Canadian practice areas and leading law firms in […]

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Nominations open for Lexpert’s 2014 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 awards

This year, the Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 will honour lawyers from law firms, in-house and potentially government. We encourage lawyers to nominate other lawyers from firms, in-house and government with whom they have worked. Lexpert will select the finalists based on the criteria set out in the nomination form. The Lexpert Advisory […]

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Submit your nominations for the Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence

This year’s Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrate Today’s Leaders in Practice Excellence and will recognize mid-career accomplishments during 2013-2014.  Lexpert defines mid-career to include lawyers (or judges) having their first Call to the Bar in any Canadian jurisdiction between 1986 and 2000 inclusive.  Winners may be drawn from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia, the judiciary and […]

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Federal Court Justices on SCC Short List

Odds were fairly high that had Justice Nadon not been the federal government’s chosen appointee for the Quebec SCC seat, another Federal Court Justice from Quebec, sitting in Ottawa, would have been. The Globe and Mail obtained the short list that led to that appointment. This fact, notwithstanding the legal risk involved, may well have […]

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American College of Trial Lawyers supports Chief Justice McLachlin

In a press release published yesterday on the American College of Trial Lawyers website, its President, Robert Byman, “expressed the College’s full and unqualified support for the Chief Justice of Canada, The Honourable Beverley McLachlin. ‘We are deeply concerned about what we believe to be unjustified criticism of Chief Justice McLachlin relating to steps she […]

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Sujit Choudhry becomes Berkeley Law Dean

Constitutional law expert Sujit Choudhry has been named dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Choudhry, the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions, will begin a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014. Previous to his NYU role, he […]

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The Chief Justice and the Prime Minister

In a Globe and Mail article this morning, Justice Reporter Sean Fine wrote, “The Prime Minister’s Office publicly asserted that the Chief Justice attempted to contact Mr. Harper about a court case, and said that he refused to take her phone call when Justice Minister Peter MacKay told him it would be ‘inappropriate’.” See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-alleges-supreme-court-chief-justice-broke-key-rule-with-phone-call/article18382971/ […]

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Lexpert and American Lawyer Release 2014 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Lexpert is excited to announce the release of the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. The ALM 500 is designed to provide buyers of legal services – including corporate counsel, US law firms, senior professionals, and management – with a qualified resource regarding the selection of Canadian counsel. Published since 1997, the […]

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When Compliance Programs Fail: Best Practices for Investigating Potential Wrongdoing and Managing the Fallout

Davit Akman of Gowlings LLP and a panel of in-house counsel used a refreshing format for their ACC presentation “When Compliance Programs Fail: Best Practices for Investigating Potential Wrongdoing and Managing the Fallout”. They launched “Millionaire Lawyer”, complete with faux dollar prizes, “lifelines”, contestants and audience participation. Along with Akman, the Panelists were Andrea Horton, Senior […]

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ACC annual meeting has strong Canadian presence

Canada’s presence is widely seen and heard at this year’s ACC Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. Its new board Chairman is David Allgood, executive vice president and general counsel for the Royal Bank of Canada. Several Canadian firms are represented at the Exhibit Hall, including newcomer Davies LLP. The roster at the  Employment Law Alliance Exhibit […]

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