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Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 11:07 AM

Figures don’t lie | Murray Gottheil

The following recent headline in Law360 Canada caught my attention: “Law360 Canada Pulse survey shows strong satisfaction among lawyers with their jobs.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 2:42 PM

It’s all about me: Peters First Nation chief and council | Rob Louie

On Nov. 24, the B.C. Court of Appeal delivered an oral judgment in Webb v. Genaille, 2023 BCCA 443, with written reasons just posted. It is an Aboriginal law case that not only has precedential value, but it will serve as a strong reminder to chiefs and councils across Canada that there are consequences for acting in a self-dealing manner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 12:05 PM

Navigating use of artificial intelligence in courtroom | Jason Cassidy

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) promises to unleash unprecedented efficiency gains and workplace productivity for the legal sector, yet there is a high degree of uncertainty about whether the industry is ready for this digital transformation. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 1:14 PM

Time for burnout rebrand | Courtney Mulqueen

Job burnout is by no means a new phenomenon. We all know stress is the cause of many debilitating conditions. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2023 @ 2:31 PM

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle | Marcel Strigberger

In case you’re wondering about the law on pet pigs, more about Petunia the Peruvian pet pig shortly. ... [read more]

Friday, November 24, 2023 @ 10:26 AM

B.C. judge cites Robin Hood in ‘breath of fresh air’ decision | John L. Hill

Homelessness and encampments are a pressing concern in many Canadian municipalities. There is a call for increased government spending to provide shelter for those who cannot afford shelter. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 23, 2023 @ 11:21 AM

ChatGPT shines light on lawyers falling short of genuine value | Jacob Murad

In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), ChatGPT has emerged as a powerful language model capable of understanding and generating human-like text. While its capabilities are impressive, (I used it to write the opening sentence and title), I don’t believe that it will be replacing legal professionals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 11:01 AM

Reap what you sow | Murray Gottheil

Hey law firms! Have you given much thought to your partners approaching retirement and calculated what their retirement may cost you? ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 1:03 PM

Aspiring to quality | Connie L. Braun

November is World Quality Month, and it seems like there is no better time to be aspiring to make our world a better place. To that end, what inspires and motivates you to aim for quality work and living each and every day? What inspires and motivates you to persist when facing a difficult challenge? What persuades you to continue? ... [read more]

Monday, November 20, 2023 @ 11:36 AM

Artificial intelligence is merely the new ATM | Russell Alexander

It’s impossible to escape the pervasive media coverage of artificial intelligence (AI), and the far-reaching predictions about how it’s going to change the world as we know it. AI has even been famously heralded by computer scientist and Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng as “the new electricity.” ... [read more]