Summer 2015

A voice for the voiceless: making the case for children’s right

A voice for the voiceless: making the case for children’s right

By Elizabeth Raymer

Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. But do children have better access to justice as a result? Lawyers involved in children’s rights don’t think so — and they’re doing something about it.

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An active litigator

An active litigator

By Becky Rynor

What motivates Donald Bayne.

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Goodbye to all that

Goodbye to all that

By Douglas Mah

Parting words from a back-page columnist.

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Interview with Irwin Cotler

Interview with Irwin Cotler

By Yves Faguy

Irwin Cotler reflects on leaving the House of Commons after 12 years in politics, Canada’s fight against terrorism and the need to uphold our Charter rights.

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Making a Difference: Duncan Marsden

Making a Difference: Duncan Marsden

By CBA/ABC National

Pro bono is where the action is. Why it’s crucial for young lawyers to do more of it.

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Right on the button! Jennifer Jones on the intersection of curling and law

Right on the button! Jennifer Jones on the intersection of curling and law

By CBA/ABC National

Lawyers can’t work all the time. Here’s a guide to music, books, movies and travel destinations for when it’s time to dial it down.

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The state of surveillance

The state of surveillance

By Hugo de Grandpré

Equipped with measures introduced since 9/11 and advancements in technology, the government has resources like never before to track terrorists — and average citizens. Has Canada become a surveillance state?

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When disaster strikes!

When disaster strikes!

By Ann Macaulay

A catastrophic event could destroy files — or an entire office. Is your firm prepared?

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