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Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on the Death of Legal Icon Heenan Blaikie

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

CANADA: DEATH OF A LEGAL ICON, DAWN OF CHANGE?
Adam Dodek*
Legal Ethics, Vol 17, No. 1, June 2014, pp. 135-137

Excerpt: pp.135-136

When the end came for the storied national law firm of Heenan Blaikie, it came abruptly. On 5 February 2014, the firm issued an understated three-paragraph Press Release . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategies

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

OUTPERFORM THE COMPETITION: BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR THE SOCIAL LAW FIRM
Guy Alvarez & Joe Lamport
Ark Group, 2014

Excerpt: Executive Summary

Executive summary

PERHAPS THE most important new trend to emerge in the business world over the last decade has been the concept of the “social business”. CEOs of large corporations have realized . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Internet Legal Research on a Budget

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Editors note: This week’s thinkpiece was timed up to publish concurrently with Judy Gaskell’s review of the same book. Slaw wishes to thank Carole Levitt and Judy Davis for extending such a significant excerpt, along with Judy Gaskell for her review.

INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH ON A BUDGET

by Carole A. Levitt and . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Regan on Establishing an “Ethical Infrastructure” in Law Firms

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Nested Ethics: A Tale of Two Cultures

Milton C. Regan, Jr.
Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 42, pp. 143-174, 2013

(Excerpt: pp. 143 – 148)

I. INTRODUCTION

As law firms have become larger and more complex,[1] many of them have adopted more sophisticated programs to ensure that lawyers in the firm comply with their . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Klinefelter and Laredo on Client File Confidentiality

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

IS CONFIDENTIALITY REALLY FOREVER — EVEN IF THE CLIENT DIES OR CEASES TO EXIST?
Anne Klinefelter and Marc C. Laredo

Originally published at Litigation, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 47-51, Spring 2014

(SSRN Excerpt: pp. 1 – 4)

Many readers have heard of Lizzie Borden, tried and acquitted of the 1892 murder in . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Farrow on Privatization

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Civil Justice, Privatization, and Democracy
Trevor C.W. Farrow
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014

Excerpt pp. 5-6, 9-10

Privatization is occurring at a rapid rate in all levels of the public justice system. First, in the civil justice system, there is an increasing and overwhelming tendency to resolve disputes through mechanisms other than . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Dodek on Solicitor-Client Privilege

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Publishers note: We at Slaw would like to congratulate our columnist Adam Dodek on the release of his new book, which follows his prior work on The Canadian Constitution (2013).

Solicitor-Client Privilege
Adam M. Dodek
Lexis Nexis, 2014

Excerpt pp. XXVI – XXX

INTRODUCTION

Solicitor-client privilege is the strongest privilege protected by law.[ . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Pitel and Malecki on Policy Arguments About Judicial Fundraising

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Judicial Fundraising in Canada
Stephen G. A. Pitel and Michal Malecki
Alberta Law Review, Forthcoming

5. Policy Arguments about Judicial Fundraising

Judges play an indispensible role in the administration of justice. Their position requires that they be “held to higher standards of integrity and ethical conduct than attorneys or other persons not invested . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: White on the Tension Between Legal and Ordinary Languages

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

An Old-Fashioned View of the Nature of Law
James Boyd White
Theoretical Inquiries L. Vol. 12, no. 1 (2011): 381-402

Excerpt: pp. 387-389

II. TENSIONS IN LEGAL THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION

Exactly what are the tensions of which I speak, and how do they work? How are they to be addressed? What does it . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Kalajdzic on Class Actions and Deterrence

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

THE “ILLUSION OF COMPENSATION”:
CY PRÈS DISTRIBUTIONS IN CANADIAN CLASS ACTIONS
Jasminka Kalajdzic
(2014) 92:1 Can. Bar Review [forthcoming]

Excerpt: pp. 16 – 19. Footnotes renumbered.

 

It is the third argument that is most apposite in the Canadian context. Redish and his colleagues posit that the use of cy près illegitimately transforms . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: More on Laws and Lawyers

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Utopia, Book 2
Sir Thomas More
Published 1516

(Excerpt: Of Their Slaves, and of Their Marriages)

They have but few laws, and such is their constitution that they need not many. They very much condemn other nations, whose laws, together with the commentaries on them, swell up to so many volumes; for they . . . [more]

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Thursday Thinkpiece: Findlay and Chalifour on Probability

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form.

Science Manual for Canadian Judges
National Judicial Institute / Institut national de la magistrature / Chapter 2: Scott Findlay and Nathalie Chalifour. “Science and the Scientific Method”
Ottawa: National Judicial Institute, 2013

© National Judicial Institute 2013. All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce is granted for the purposes of research or private study. . . . [more]

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