Month: December 2012

The Niqab in Canada Cases

CBC News summarizes the leading six niqab-related cases of recent years at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/19/f-niqab-list.html

‘Unpaid Law Firm Internships Are Illegal’: U.S. Law Prof

In the wake of a controversial Ontario decision that allows law students  to take unpaid internships instead of paid articling positions, one U.S. professor has chimed in with a novel, if extreme, position on the matter. Eric Fink, associate professor of law at Elon University in Greensboro, North Carolina, has just released a paper outlining

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Congratulations to the 2012 Lexpert Rising Stars

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2012 Lexpert Rising Stars awards, honouring Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 – from law firms and in-house. The awards were presented last week at a gala event in Toronto. Mark Tewksbury, Olympic and Humanitarian Champion & Chef de Mission for the Canadian Olympic Team in 2012 was

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Law Firm Challenge for Daily Bread Food Bank enters its final week

A pie to the face for a good cause. Richard Prupas, Blakes’ chief financial officer (pictured left with a face-full of pie), was the lucky recipient of a delicious gift from Pamela Huff of the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group. Huff earned the right to pie Prupas after raising one dollar more than him in pledges

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