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341 ABA Journal Canada articles.

Former Canadian PM Stephen Harper joins Dentons

Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper is joining the growing list of political giants that call Dentons home.

On Monday, the firm announced it had entered into a…

Tech startups shine in competition at Canadian Bar Association annual meeting

During last weekend’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the organization held its own version of TV’s Shark Tank.

Called “The Pitch” (presumably to avoid copyright infringement, as well…

New suits filed over sperm donor who claimed to be a neuroscientist, but wasn’t

At least two new lawsuits have filed against a Georgia-based sperm bank by families who thought they were using a sperm donor who was a neuroscientist and later found out…

British Columbia law society appeals decision forcing it to admit students from Trinity Western

Trinity Western University’s ongoing battle with the Law Society of British Columbia has headed to the British Columbia Court of Appeals.

On Friday, the Langley Times reported that the…

8 years after landmark international manhunt, ex-teacher gets time for Cambodia child-sex crimes

More than eight years after an international manhunt for a “swirl face” pedophile made headlines due to innovative use of technology and the internet, the criminal justice system is still…

McCarthy Tétrault chooses nonlawyer to redesign firm
McCarthy Tétrault was looking for a leader, someone who could help the large Canadian law firm navigate the muddy waters of a quickly changing profession. So the firm decided to…
In Canada, Axess offers legal services in Wal-Marts
Is a law firm coming to a Wal-Mart near you?

What may seem like a far-fetched idea is a reality up north. Axess Law is operating in…
Judge OKs first ‘assisted death,’ with help of physician, in Canada

For the first time in Canadian history, a judge has OK’d a plan for physicians to provide an “assisted death” to a patient, in this case a retired psychologist suffering…

As Canada’s Gowlings completes 1,400-attorney merger with UK firm, more growth is already planned

With Monday’s announcement of the completed merger of equivalent Canadian and United Kingdom law firms, the nearly 1,400-attorney combination is already looking for more merger prospects.

“It’s an exciting time…

‘One man’s vulgarity is another man’s lyric,’ says judge acquitting man in Twitter case

Apparently recalling a famous U.S. Supreme Court free-speech case, a Canadian judge on Friday found a man not guilty of criminal harassment charges concerning his Twitter posts.

“One man’s vulgarity…

Verdict looms in first Canadian criminal case involving claimed Twitter harassment

Was it criminal harassment, or merely, as the defendant’s lawyer contends, “an ugly political debate”?

That is the question a Canadian court must answer, as a verdict looms in what…

Widow says Apple wanted death certificate, will and court order to reveal spouse’s password

When David Bush died last year, he provided for his wife, Peggy, in his will.

But it didn’t occur to the Victoria, British Columbia, couple that they needed an estate…

Axiom expands into Canada by acquiring part of Cognition

Axiom has made a big move into Canada by purchasing the general counsel business of Cognition, one of the largest legal services providers in the Great White North.

Cognition, an…

Ogletree Deakins opens first office in Canada

An international labor and employment boutique has opened its first office in Canada with a group of lawyers from Gowling Lafleur Henderson.

A news release by Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,…

Fake letter on his law firm letterhead seeks to scam local businesses, attorney warns

A fake letter on his law firm letterhead is being used to scam local businesses, a Canadian attorney says.

In addition to alerting police in St. John’s, attorney Bob Buckingham…

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