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30 Nov 2017, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
Also in the 1970s: “violent opposition” on the part of the Law Society of Upper Canada to the opening of legal aid clinics in Ontario (see Malcolm Mercer’s discussion of this in Slaw here). [read post]
11 Aug 2017, 4:00 am by Noel Semple
The market for personal plight legal services functions poorly, as Malcolm Mercer and Amy Salyzyn have shown in this space. [read post]
2 Feb 2017, 9:26 am by Jordan Brunner
  Shannon Togawa Mercer reported that the “Brexecution” can begin now that the British Parliament has voted to give Prime Minister Theresa May power to invoke Article 50. [read post]
31 Jan 2017, 1:51 pm by Legal Profession Prof
Mercer ) converted a discipline proceeding into an invitation... [read post]
13 Dec 2016, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
In a recent Slaw blog, Malcolm Mercer thoughtfully explores how information asymmetry between legal service providers and consumers may impact access to justice. [read post]
7 Sep 2016, 1:19 pm by Rishabh Bhandari, Quinta Jurecic
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to discuss the threat of terrorism at the ASEAN summit in Laos, the BBC writes. [read post]
22 Jan 2016, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
In a letter submitted in response to this request, myself, along with fellow legal ethics Slaw columnists, Adam Dodek, Alice Woolley, and Malcolm Mercer, along with Brent Cotter, submitted that the OSC should not include in-house counsel in its proposed whistleblowing policy for reasons including those outlined here. [read post]
2 Dec 2015, 11:35 am
., the kind of information Manulife alleged Fishman had in this case is called “playbook information,” says Malcolm Mercer, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and member of the Canadian Bar Association’s taskforce on conflicts of interest. [read post]
10 Nov 2015, 4:00 am by Malcolm Mercer
. ___________________________________ [i] Susan McGrath, Malcolm Mercer, Constance Backhouse, Marion Boyd, Ross Earnshaw, Carol Hartman, Jacqueline Horvat, Brian Lawrie, Jeffrey Lem, Jan Richardson, Alan Silverstein and Peter Wardle [read post]
11 May 2015, 10:43 am
“The Law Society acknowledged that costs are not ordinarily sought by the Law Society from an unsuccessful applicant in a grandparent paralegal good character hearing such as this due in part to the recognition that denial of a licence is likely to have a material economic impact on the unsuccessful applicant,” wrote Bencher Malcolm Mercer for the panel. [read post]
1 May 2015, 9:21 am
Troister in Toronto as well as real estate lawyer Jerry Udell in Windsor, personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon in Hamilton, Ottawa criminal lawyer Peter Beach, labour and employment lawyer Fred Bickford in Thunder Bay, and criminal lawyer Paul Cooper in Concord.Incumbents Howard Goldblatt, Malcolm Mercer, Peter Wardle, Michael Lerner, Paul Schabas, Christopher Bredt, Ross Earnshaw, Robert Evans, John Callaghan, and William McDowell will come back for another term.If any bencher… [read post]
30 Apr 2015, 4:00 am by Alice Woolley
Human beings are always influenced by our own interests; even when we try not to be, our cognitive biases and weaknesses make true abandonment of self-interest impossible (as Malcolm Mercer discussed on SLAW, here). [read post]
20 Feb 2015, 10:13 am
The company’s lawyer was copied on that e-mail.The test for solicitor-client privilege includes establishing whether first, there is a communication, and second, whether that communication was intended to be confidential, requirements that are often fairly easy to establish, according to McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner Malcolm Mercer. [read post]
9 Feb 2015, 6:25 am by Jim Sedor
Deb Mell Hit with Complaint over Free Rent Provided by Dad Dick Mell” by Ted Cox for DNAinfo.com Montana: “Bullock, Ankney Outline Campaign Finance Reform Bill” by Charles Johnson for Montana Standard Utah: “Politicians May Be Giving Contributions to Charity in the Future” by Amy McDonald for Provo Daily Herald Ethics Arkansas: “Lawmakers Favor Expanded Ethics Panel” by Michael Wickline for ArkansasOnline.com Hawaii: “Hawaii Ethics Commission Fines… [read post]
30 Jan 2015, 4:00 am by John Gillies
Both Malcolm Mercer and Mitch Kowalski have weighed in, here on Slaw, on these issues. [read post]
7 Nov 2014, 7:47 am by Jordan Furlong
Malcolm Mercer, who’s been a driving force in the debate around legal service regulation changes in Canada, wrote a terrific post at Slaw titled “A Different Take on ABS – Proponents and Opponents Both Miss the Point. [read post]
9 Oct 2014, 7:00 am by Guest Blogger
The fact that legal advice services cannot be automated is of critical importance in determining whether the legal profession should accept proposals for “alternative business structures” (ABS’s). [read post]
26 Sep 2014, 10:33 am
”Those are the kind of concerns the law society is hoping to hear about, says Malcolm Mercer, a law society bencher who is part of the ABS working group. [read post]
23 Sep 2014, 7:11 am by raycam
Small law has its own processes, and one of the reasons we have an access to justice crisis is that they are hand-crafted, inefficient processes (for a hilarious yet thoughtful send up of the way lawyers tend to think that more lawyers are the solution, see The Access to Clothing Crisis by Canadian lawyer Malcolm Mercer, which posits tailors cluelessly standing in the way of the industrial revolution the way some lawyers and law professors would stand in the way of today’s… [read post]