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May 4, 2020
Written by Bernise Carolino
Courts across Canada are taking extraordinary measures to control the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19. Below is a roundup of actions courts are taking across the country.
In the court’s notice to the parties and to the profession dated April 15, the court said that it has resumed the hearing of cases that are ready for determination via video-conference or teleconference or on the basis of written materials. If members of the public or of the media are seeking access to these remote hearings, they should send an email to Information@fca-caf.gc.ca, mentioning the name of the case to which they want access, the case number and its hearing date...
April 2, 2020
Written by Andrew J. Heal
COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Shortly thereafter, it was declared an emergency nationally in Canada and an emergency regionally in Ontario.
The impact of this pernicious pandemic has affected us in our homes and in our businesses, and across many industries–including the construction industry. This is a time for leadership and collaboration to mitigate social and economic impacts as we fight off the effects of this pandemic.
In order to limit the contagion, different governments have taken up action-up to and including locking down cities and borders, restricting non-essential travel, imposing quarantines, and effecting various business closures, in accordance with the best medical advice available. For the construction industry, this global interruption in business operation will inevitably mean a shortage of materials and labour and consequent delay in the completion of contracts...
November 16, 2017
Written for the Financial Post by Julius Melnitzer
AI is changing the stereotypical image of the beleaguered coffee-serving, briefcase-bearing lackey associates who spend long hours in windowless deal rooms figuring out where to start due diligence for a merger or acquisition... But with the drudgery out of the way, you end up with more energy and time doing the things for which you went to law school... Things you might not have caught are more likely to come to your attention.
Quite apart from their functional utility, investing in AI has become an important talent attraction and retention tool for law firms... Firms are signalling to associates and recruits that it is looking to the future by investing in tools that will attract clients and help them stay ahead of the game.
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