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Five Career Mistakes Law Students Make

Law school is a tough place to be, and it’s so easy to get caught up in the goals that need to be achieved by tomorrow, let alone think about what the rest of a lawyering life might look like. To help law students stay focused on their long-term futures, paralegal candidate Kevin Sambrano compiled this list of oversights commonly made by law students when it comes to planning for their careers for Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

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United Nations Set To Debate Ban On Killer Robots

You may have read that the United Nations are set to debate a ban on Killer Robots. What does all of this mean? What’s the backstory?

Ian Kerr is a Canadian academic at the forefront of emerging law and technology issues. He currently teaches a seminar on “The Laws of Robotics” at the University of Ottawa which hones in on the legal, philosophical, ethical implications of robots in our society. Kerr focuses on robots such as drones, autonomous kill function, automation of warfare and what this means to law and to society. He has asked the question many want an answer for, “What laws or ethical rules ought to govern a society enmeshed in human-computer interaction?”

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The ALIS Legal Guide for Writers

Nova Scotia’s Artists’ Legal Information Society (ALIS) has published their Legal Guide for Writers. This guide will prove a useful resource for authors and their lawyers, and is published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.

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Italian Appeals Court Says Amanda Knox Delivered Fatal Blow

There are new developments in one of the most famous trials of the decade. On Tuesday, the Italian court that convicted Amanda Knox along with two others for the murder of Knox’s roommate in 2007 said it was Knox who ultimately killed the victim.

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New Transaction Tool Is First Of Its Kind In Canada

Are you a lawyer looking for a legal tool that will help you to hit-the-ground running when it comes to your transactional matters?

LexisNexis has recently launched an exciting and leading edge product that is first of its kind in Canada – The Lexis Practice Advisor Canada.

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Top Legal Brand Votes Are In

Acritas, a British legal market research firm has recently conducted a survey of Canada’s most favoured legal brand – and the consensus is Blakes Cassels & Graydon LLP.

The runner up is Norton Rose Fulbright LLP which took top spot in last year’s survey after a year of successful marketing.

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Justin Trudeau and Ontario Campaign Co-Chair Sued by Christine Innes for Slander

Justin Trudeau and his Ontario campaign co-chair are being sued for $1.5 million by would-be candidate Christine Innes for slander.

Christine Innes’ lawyers claim that Justin Trudeau and David MacNaughton slandered Innes falsely by saying that she had been blocked as a candidate because of bullying and intimidation tactics used by her campaign.

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Judge decides to dismiss Lululemon lawsuit

After a particularly rough year for B.C.-born Lululemon Athletica Inc., U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest decided that a lawsuit accusing the company of defrauding shareholders should be dismissed.

When Lululemon customers began noticing their yoga pants were less than opaque, the company was forced to recall the defective products in March 2013, resulting in a loss of $2-billion of market value.

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First Individual Convicted Under Canada’s Foreign Bribery Law

Last fall, Nazir Karigar, a former executive director at CryptoMetrics, was the first person to be tried and convicted under Canada’s foreign bribery law – a case that will be a guidepost for future Canadian corruption sentences.

Karigar was convicted for plotting to distribute $450,000 to Air India and an Indian cabinet minister in an effort to win CrytpoMetrics a contract to create security technology for the state-owned airline.

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The Argument for Indigenous Appointments to the Supreme Court

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Last week the Supreme Court nullified the appointment of Justice Nadon to the Supreme Court. They reasoned that Justice Nadon was not eligible for one of the Quebec seats because at the time of his appointment he was neither a member of the Quebec bench or the Quebec bar. Since 1875 there has been a requirement that a certain number of seats on the Supreme Court be reserved for Quebec.

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