Articles 2023

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Legal Research Tips

  • 27 novembre 2023
  • James McCarthy

It is a universal truth that every law student and young lawyer has, at one point, sat down to tackle a research question and been left staring at a blank computer screen, wondering where best to begin. Luckily, James McCarthy has five great pointers to help get the research started.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Deciphering the Digital Jurisprudence: Embracing Generative AI in the Legal Realm

  • 25 septembre 2023
  • Kanon Clifford

The application of new technology to the legal field has been an important topic in recent years, especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, Kanon Clifford provides a thoughtful review of how the latest technology - generative AI - may help and hinder legal professionals.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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How a Condominium Status Certificate Can Help Prospective Purchasers Limit Risk

  • 25 septembre 2023
  • Ashley Bennett

In this article, Ashley Bennett explains why reviewing a condominium status certificate is a crucial step to assist clients in purchasing residential condos. Further, she highlights how litigators can use status certificates to assist purchasers who experience issues after closing.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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Your First Mediation

  • 25 septembre 2023
  • Jill Lewis

There are many "firsts" as a young lawyer: a first client intake meeting, first case conference, first motion etc. In this article, Jill Lewis breaks down top tips to keep in mind when preparing for a mediation for the first time.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Solving the Canadian Insolvency Puzzle: Unmasking the Directing Minds or Piercing the Corporate Veil?

  • 14 septembre 2023
  • Divi Dev, restructuring & insolvency associate at Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

When attempting to determine liability for the actions of a corporation, two common law doctrines come into play: the doctrine of lifting the corporate veil and the corporate attribution doctrine. Both are employed when the status of a corporation as a separate legal entity requires a distinction from the acts of its officers, leading to exceptions to the principle of limited liability or separate legal entity. However, these doctrines diverge in their applicable tests.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Going In-House: Tips to Make the Move and Start Strong

  • 11 juin 2023
  • Mark Asfar, associate at Dentons LLP in Ottawa

In this article, Mark Asfar provides young lawyers with practical tips on how to make the transition from private practice to in-house counsel.

Association canadienne des conseillers et conseillères juridiques d’entreprises (Section de l’Ontario), Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
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From Breakout Rooms to Boardrooms: Navigating Practice in a Hybrid World

  • 31 mars 2023
  • Alexander Evangelista

Covid-19 fundamentally changed the way we work and practice law. Now, as the world opens up again, I've repeatedly asked myself: how do you build a practice in a world of hybrid work? Here are a few tips that I've picked up from friends and colleagues as I've been trying to answer this question.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

The Corporate Divorce

  • 31 janvier 2023
  • Jessica Byles-Nolet, lawyer at Sicotte Guilbault Legal Services

In this article, Jessica sets out the key reasons that shareholders ought to enter into a Unanimous Shareholder Agreement at the outset of the business relationship and the remedies that are available to those who have not.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division