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Coroner who didn't probe Wettlaufer victim death testifies at inquiry

A coroner who failed to find anything suspicious about the deaths of two people killed by an Ontario nurse told a public inquiry Wednesday that he never considered the possibility that a caregiver in a long-term care facility would deliberately harm their patients. Read more

Internal fraud: prosecution the missing link

Prosecuting fraud in the workplace is one of the best ways to discourage it, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald tells . Read more

Ryerson’s LPP cultivates confidence, legal skills

The 2017-18 cohort of the Ryerson University Law Practice Program (LPP) was celebrated at a recent gathering, where many expressed gratitude for what they learned and experienced during the term, says LPP director Gina Alexandris. Read more

Eliminate productivity blockers to boost profitability: Part 2

Productivity blockers are inhibiting law firms' profitability and efficiency, Catherine Moffitt , an associate at legal practice management specialists Cosgrove Associates , tells Read more

One pageant please; hold the pageantry

By Marcel Strigberger . The Miss America organization announced that its participants will no longer be required to appear in the swimsuit event, nor will the ladies be required to wear evening gowns. In short, the judges will not be adjudicating on physical appearance. Read more

Groupthink and financial statement fraud

In part two of a four-part series, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris explores groupthink in the context of financial statement fraud. Read more

Eliminate productivity blockers to boost profitability: Part 1

Catherine Moffitt , an associate with legal practice management specialists Cosgrove Associates , is on a mission to eliminate law firms’ productivity blockers. Read more

Strigberger shares insights on the writing process

He has lightened the air in courtrooms, mediations and resolution meetings resulting in many settlements but his sense of humour is only one ingredient, legal humorist and author Marcel Strigberger tells Authority Magazine. Read more

Legal tech shows no signs of slowing

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber . Legal technology has been around for a long time. But the last three years saw a major uptick in new legal tech companies. While not a perfect storm, several factors are driving this growth. We examine these here in brief. Read more

Law enforcement taking advantage of drones' surveillance potential

The falling cost of drone technology could revolutionize certain types of surveillance, says MKD International Inc. founding partner and managing director Jim Downs. Read more

A code-driven approach to legal debt collection

Juggling multiple accounts at the same time can be a real “liability nightmare” for lawyers who do debt collection, says Toronto litigator François Sauvageau. Read more

Technology increases productivity and efficiency, cuts costs and errors

Legal firms should embrace technological change, including artificial intelligence, to help reduce the burden of mundane tasks, become more efficient and cut costs, says Korbitec president Alan Bass. Read more

It's motorcycle season: motoring public, watch your surroundings

With summer the busiest driving season for motorcycles, it’s important for everyone on the roadways to be aware of their surroundings at all times to avoid a crash, Toronto settlement loan provider Larry Herscu of Easy Legal Finance tells Read more

Washroom please — hold the frappuccino

By Marcel Strigberger . We just saw the U.S. Starbucks close down its outlets for several hours to allow for sensitivity training of staff following an event at a Philadelphia branch where an associate racially discriminated against two black men, refusing to let them use the washroom without making a purchase, and then calling police and having them arrested when they did not leave the premises. Read more

Coaches can help lawyers execute a mid-life professional makeover

Completing a mid-life professional makeover is easier for lawyers than it sounds as long as they have the right professional guidance, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury tells . Read more