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Most Influential Figures in Canadian Legal Profession Named by Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Thursday 4th Aug 2016

Canadian Lawyer magazine has named the Top 25 Most Influential figures in the Canadian justice system and legal profession.  The list, which is in its seventh year and is among the publication’s most-read features, honors select Canadians in five categories: Young Influencers, Government/Non-Profit, Changemakers, Criminal/Human Rights, and Corporate/Commercial. This year’s honorees include a justice of ...

2015 – The Golden Age of Naked Creativity

Friday 20th Nov 2015

We have the privilege of living in the most amazing Golden Age. Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic engineering have bolted from the R&D labs and been embraced in a multitude of fields, industries and services bringing both promise and peril to society, consumers and workers. Progressing at an exponential rate it is inevitable that AI ...

Donald Sterling & The Inside Story of the Sale of the LA Clippers

Thursday 5th Nov 2015

What really happened in the tumultuous events that led to the sale of the LA Clippers by owner Donald Sterling for $2 billion? Shelly Sterling’s attorney, Pierce O¹Donnell of Greenberg Glusker, reveals the inside story that led to the sale of the Clippers.  Secret meetings with the NBA.  How Shelly Sterling got Donald to initially ...

Public Split on Allowing Felons to Vote, says FindLaw Survey

Thursday 5th Nov 2015

Americans are split on whether convicted felons should be allowed to vote, according to a new survey by FindLaw. Thirty-three percent of Americans feel felons should be allowed to vote, according to the survey. Forty-two percent say felons should not be allowed to vote. And twenty-nine percent are undecided on the issue. The Obama administration ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 4

Wednesday 4th Nov 2015

Click here for part three of this post. Reflecting on the research, experience, opinion and insights from contributors within this article it is fair to say that if you are involved in developing your business of law’s strategy you need to consider where you are deploying your machines and humans and where to place the two prime ...

7 Reasons the World Will Be Sustainable – A Multimedia Feature

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Sustainability is a critical goal, but the question becomes: How do we get there? Thomson Reuters released a multimedia feature entitled, ‘7 Reasons the World Will be Sustainable,’ which examines the conflux of drivers that will enable sustainability globally, including transparency, catastrophe, science & innovation as well as the role of heroes, regulators, investors and ...

IACP 2015 – Community policing and the future of law enforcement

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

After Attorney General Loretta Lynch had to cancel her keynote at IACP this year, her speaking slot became a panel discussion on community policing and engagement featuring: Cornell Brooks, CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Chief Kathleen O’Toole of the Seattle Police Department; Chief Will Johnson, Arlington ...

IACP and Thomson Reuters Honor San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail for Innovative Work in a Murder Case

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail has been recognized with the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation. When detectives from the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail responded to a crime scene with the bodies of two adults and two children buried in shallow graves in ...

IACP 2015 – Body-Worn Cameras – Legal Issues and Implementation

Tuesday 27th Oct 2015

Like the session on “de-escalation”, the session, “Body-Worn Cameras – Legal Issues and Implementation,” was delivered to a standing-room-only crowd at IACP. With a show floor packed with law enforcement gadgets, including body-worn cameras, and an increasing number of agencies looking to deploy the technology, it’s clear that law enforcement has many questions about the ...

IACP 2015 — De-Escalation: Reducing Liability and Increasing Safety

Monday 26th Oct 2015

It was a standing-room only session on the first morning at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago for, “De-Escalation: Reducing Liability and Increasing Safety.” With Black Lives Matter protests in response to the conference, and continued news stories of violent encounters between police and citizens, the conversation of de-escalating law enforcement ...

THE END OF THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT, PART 3

Friday 23rd Oct 2015

Click here for part two of this post. Today our offices are largely fashioned around Industrial Age thinking, obviously with some exceptions. But by the mid 2020s we will all be deep in the digital age and the spaces and places we will require will be very very very different. It is therefore critical to not think ...

EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE: US SAFE HARBOR SCHEME NOT SO SAFE

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

The European Court of Justice declared on Oct. 6 that the EU Commission’s U.S. Safe Harbor scheme is invalid. Large-scale information gathering programs in the U.S. surfaced by Edward Snowden gave rise to the Court’s concerns whether the requirements of EU law are observed when personal data is transferred to “undertakings” in the U.S. The ...

Law Firm Leaders Forum 2015 — Bob Woodward on Leadership: Presidents, CEOs and the Larger Lessons

Thursday 8th Oct 2015

After a busy morning of sessions at Law Firm Leaders Forum, Bob Woodward, associate editor, The Washington Post, delivered the keynote address to the assembled attendees. Woodward began with advice his father, himself a lawyer, gave Woodward in his youth. “The lawyers are the key to everything. Lawyers say profound things, unless you listen closely.” ...