Your future in Criminal Law

Twenty-five years from now, historians, criminologists and other observers of criminal law in Canada may very well look back to a 2005 lecture given by Justice Michael Moldaver (now of the Supreme Court of Canada), to the Criminal Lawyers Association.  Will they ask, why did we not see the symptoms of a dying branch of… Read More

Mentors sound off

Inter-generational communication is always challenging, but never wasted. Precedent’s Sandra Rosier provides feedback from law firm mentors in (follow link:) “Bar Code: The biggest challenges [of] working with juniors.”  Unfair and one-sided?  Most unattributed comments are, but there are some truths to be found, too.  Just remember, everyone, including the senior lawyer, needs constructive criticism but… Read More

Talking law with the men in the office

“The partners believed the women’s excuses. … Everyone took the women’s words at face value. ‘Leaving for family reasons’ had a familiar ring to it. As some of the partners told me themselves, ‘It goes with being a woman.’ It was predictable. None of them made the connection between the atmosphere they described to me… Read More