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One of the satisfying moments that recurred regularly in Star Trek, the Next Generation, was Captain Jean-Luc Picard's simple executive gesture and the words, "Make it so." A lot of magic thinking was bound up with that. The United States Supreme Court, however, has recently told...
What constitutes alumni at a law firm? Does your firm have a program? Is it inclusive or exclusive? Should your firm develop an alumni program? This is one of the few area’s in the practice of law where when asked “what are other firms doing” there is very little consistency. Some firms offer use...
This is a follow up to the Library Boy post of February 27, 2012 entitled Thomson Reuters Sued Over Use of Facta in Litigator. That post described a class action lawsuit that was recently certified by an Ontario Superior Court of Justice judge and that alleges that the database company Thomson...
Welcome to the NEW In-house Access blog! Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming; here in Washington D.C., the cherry blossoms have arrived giving the city a fresh face and In-house Access is following suit with a freshly redesign site. With the help of Lexblog, we have recently made a few...
The issue of corporate or government employers asking for social media login ID's and passwords for job seekers has reared its head again. See this CBC article entitled U.S. job seekers get asked for Facebook passwords. And see this article I wrote a year ago on the subject. This is wrong on...
Machine-Assisted Review Let’s start with a very hot if not very sexy topic. You may have heard of new technology called predictive coding or technology-assisted review. Recently, we’ve seen the phrase “machine-assisted” review a lot. They are all the same thing. A rose is a rose is a rose, but we...
This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 5, 2011 entitled Canadian Association of Law Libraries Survey on Publication Formats.The Vendor Liaison Committee of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) has made available some preliminary results of its survey of publication...
Earlier this month, I published an article in the Montreal Gazette regarding my departure from private practice (at Norton Rose Canada) and my move to an in-house counsel position and the legal ramifications involved therewith. This post is an abridged (inproved?) version of the full article, which...
Here are the three most-consulted English-language cases on CanLII for the week of March 14 – 20. ♨ 1. Romspen Investment Corp. v. 6176666 Canada Ltée. 2012 ONSC 1727  I suppose that on a sunny, unusually warm, mid-March day one should be mellow and accept, without complaint, the...
A few days ago, I offered my initial recap of the general counsel panel that we were treated to at this year's Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, focusing on some key quotes from the session. Now, let's get into the meat of the panel, where even more value is to be found. The one...