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LSUC recommends end to LPP

By CBA/ABC National September 20, 2016 20 September 2016

The LSUC is recommending scrapping the Law Practice Program as an alternative to articling.  More from the Law Times here.

Noel Semple is aghast

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The practice

Lawyers not great at building relationships under pressure

By CBA/ABC National September 16, 2016 16 September 2016

At the CLC in August, CBA National caught up with J.P. Pawliw-Fry, a global leadership expert with the Institute for Health and Human Potential who gave a talk on performing under pressure. Above is what he had to say about lawyers in particular.

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The new face of globalization: Internal trade

By CBA/ABC National September 16, 2016 16 September 2016

In his latest column, Tyler Cowen refutes the notion that globalization has “hit a wall”, post-Brexit, and with TPP and TTIP on the skids:

Globalization isn’t so much slowing as it is taking new forms. The most potent form of globalization today is occurring inside nations, notably China and India.

Globalization typically is defined as the movement of goods, services, ideas, labor and investment across national borders. But many nations lack integrated economic relations within their borders, and thus they could reap high gains from trade by opening up internally. This is happening, and its logic very much resembles that of globalization.

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CBA Influence

Trust the market and just say no to regulations

By CBA/ABC National September 16, 2016 16 September 2016

Innovation is a Canadian value,” Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says in an online consultation on the federal government’s innovation agenda asking for input from stakeholders in six areas:

  • Entrepreneurial and creative society
  • Global science excellence
  • World-leading clusters and partnerships
  • Grow companies and accelerate clean growth
  • Compete in a digital world
  • Ease of doing business

The Competition Law Section replied to the last item on Sept. 9 with a clear caution that if the government wants to foster innovation, regulations are contraindicated – open market forces, should be trusted to promote increased competition and innovation, it says.


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The profession

Omar Ha-Redeye on the false debate around lawyers vs non-lawyers

By CBA/ABC National September 14, 2016 14 September 2016

In the third part of our series of interviews with Omar Ha-Redeye, we asked the Toronto lawyer about the opening up the legal profession to allow non-lawyers to provide legal services.

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