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 Attribution: Chantal Pare. ♫ Everybody thinks you’re the lamestWe all know you’re a fraudLife can be so frustratingI’m so glad you got caught…♫                                                                             Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Hawk Nelson. Fraud in the workplace cost Canadian businesses $3.2 billion, reported the CBC in 2011 (the last date I could find statistics). While lawyers have been aware of, and taken steps to prevent, fraud attempts by outsiders on their trust accounts for some time…
Creative Commons Zero – CC0 ♫ Nothing takes the past awayLike the futureNothing makes the darkness goLike the light…♫ Lyrics and Music by: M. Ciccone, M. L. Ciccone, P. Leonard, recorded by: Madonna After a break of a couple of years due to health concerns, we are resuming the New Year’s Legal Predictions Blog Post!  We have reached out to our friends & colleagues for their insights into the future of the legal world.  This year…
♫ But there never seems to be enough timeTo do the things you want to doOnce you find them… ♫ – Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Jim Croce Photo by Jordan Benton from Pexels. As lawyers we are accustomed to working long, hard hours. Indeed, some writers such as Jordan Furlong have stated there is no such thing as work-life balance as our lawyer work culture has changed over the last while from moderate to frenetic.…
♫ I’m back in the saddle againI’m backI’m back in the saddle againI’m back…♫ Lyrics and Music by Aerosmith.   Used with permission. For the last two years or so, I have been sidelined by a heart / health condition that resulted in some major life-changing events.  One of those events was being told to stop virtually all “work” and just – well – rest and smell the roses.  While not “cured”, I…
♫ Don’t hold me back I want to feel vulnerable.Disregard everything that I’ve been told.Don’t blend in stand out and be bold.Today’s the day that we break the mold… ♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Austin Jones. The Provincial Court of BC will break the mold for the 2nd time and hold a second Twitter Town Hall on Thursday April 6, 2017 between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Chief Judge Crabtree will again…
♫ Oh but workin’ too hard can give you a heart attackYou oughta know by now… ♫             Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Billy Joel. In December 2014, Edward Greenspan, one of Canada’s most famous criminal defence lawyers, died at age 70 from heart failure, ironically while on holiday. He is not alone. Many lawyers will be diagnosed this year with heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolisms and strokes…
♫ Ain’t nothing gonna changeAin’t nothing gonna change Till we learn to get togetherAnd see who we really are…♫ Lyrics and music by: O. V. Akintimehin, D. Merriweather, A. W. Blakemore, recorded by Daniel Merriweather. In this third and final instalment, we have predictions from: Ben Stevens Joe Kashi Kevin O’Keefe Tom Spraggs Amelia Rodin Kate Gower Buzz Bruggerman Pablo Cortés Mitch Kowalski Deborah McMurray Richard Granat David J. Bilinsky Ben Stevens I hope all…