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18 Apr 2019, 4:00 am by Sarah Sutherland
Workers in other sectors expect to have similar wage gains, which means that the products they produce become more expensive relative to the products that experienced those gains (Malcolm Mercer has also written about cost disease in Slaw here: “Cost Disease, the Practice of Law and Access to Justice” in November 2017). [read post]
5 Feb 2018, 4:00 am by Jordan Furlong
As I warned my conversant, and as I’ll warn you, I’m a complete amateur when it comes to legal ethics, and I fully expect to be schooled by Alice Woolley or Malcolm Mercer for the elementary errors I’m about to make. [read post]
28 Aug 2014, 6:00 am by Steven Matthews
Beyond that, the potential for ABSs to improve access to justice is being put forward as a key reason for allowing them, as can be seen in Slaw columns of Malcolm Mercer and in the work of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Working Group on ABSs that he co-chairs. [read post]
14 Feb 2013, 7:05 am by Administrator
Malcolm Mercer, with nearly thirty years in practice, is general counsel and a litigation partner at McCarthy Tétrault. [read post]
29 May 2020, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
[v] But, to contrary appearances, on February 27, 2020, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) released its Priority Planning Committee’s Strategic Plan (LSO’s Treasurer (“President” in other provinces), Malcolm Mercer, being the Chair of the Committee). [read post]
3 Jan 2014, 10:45 am
As well, legal ethics in Canada continues to develop as a matter of practical and intellectual significance, with practitioners, judges, regulators and academics paying attention to the conduct and regulation of lawyers and judges.Thanks to Professor Annalise Acorn of the University of Alberta, and Malcolm Mercer of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, for their assistance in compiling this list.1. [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]
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]
28 Aug 2014, 6:00 am by Administrator
Thanks to Malcolm Mercer and Alice Woolley for reading an earlier draft of this commentary and providing helpful comments. [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]
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]
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]
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]
27 Jul 2018, 4:00 am by Noel Semple
Ensuring the baseline competence of licensees to practice law is job #1, as Malcolm Mercer explains. [read post]
30 Apr 2012, 1:05 pm by Dan Pinnington
Risk is an inevitable reality of law practice. [read post]
18 Oct 2018, 4:00 am by Amy Salyzyn
The Law Society is currently consulting on several different options for its lawyer licensing process (my fellow legal ethics co-columnists Noel Semple and Malcolm Mercer have written recently in Slaw about this consultation – here and here). [read post]
26 Sep 2019, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
In spite of the duties set out in s. 4.2, in a Comment dated July 27th, in response to one of my Slaw articles,[2] LSO’s Treasurer and CEO, Malcolm Mercer, stated: The role of the Law Society is not to “deliver access to justice. [read post]
24 Apr 2020, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
There is no provision in the Model Code that specifically regulates non-adversarial advocacy. [read post]
26 Feb 2020, 4:00 am by Deanne Sowter
(For a fantastic overview of their respective histories and their differences, see Malcolm Mercer’s Slaw post here.) [read post]
23 Jan 2019, 4:00 am by Ken Chasse
LSO’s Treasurer, Malcolm Mercer, wrote this recent, revealing post: “What Is the Mandate of the Law Society? [read post]