Mobility in the profession: beware of liars!

Source: Shutterstock Droit-Inc recently wrote that lateral transfers—where lawyers change firms—more than doubled last year in the United States. A trend that we also observe close to home, while most firms refer to labor shortages. The problem is that the usual candidate screening processes don’t always find the skeletons that might be in a lawyer’s … Read more

The new Master of Norton Rose Fulbright Montreal

Me Luc Morin. Source: Norton Rose Fulbright website Five years after having moved there, Me Luc Morin becomes the managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Montreal. Chosen by the firm’s partners for a three-year term, renewable once, Luc Morin succeeds Solomon Sananes, who recruited him himself in 2017. Being chosen is good, but you still … Read more

Death of a talented tax lawyer

Me Michael Citrome is no longer… Source: LinkedIn Me Michael Citrome died suddenly at the age of 41. This tax lawyer had joined De Grandpré Chait as a partner last January. At the age of 17, Michael Citrome began his professional life as a journalist for the Montreal Gazette. He mainly produced articles relating to … Read more

Advocate in the Metaverse | Law Inc.

The bizarre feeling of being in the video game version of a court. That’s how participants in the University of Ottawa’s newest virtual trial pleading felt last week as they ushered in a whole new way of practicing litigation. While the observer could only see a somewhat rudimentary 3D version of a courtroom, participants and … Read more

ALTER EGO: a mutual assistance service between lawyers

Source: Bar of Montreal website The Bar of Montreal has set up an ALTER EGO bulletin board for all its members. This service offers the possibility for lawyers to help each other for the realization of specific mandates. If you need occasional help for a mandate? You can fill out this form and post your … Read more

Mergers and acquisitions: Canadian lawyers stand out

According to first quarter 2022 transaction data compiled by Refinitiv, Canadian lawyers are reporting a 41% drop in the number of announced and completed transactions. Thus, from January 1 to March 31, 2022, only 537 global M&A transactions were announced for Canadian firms. This is down from 910 for the corresponding period of 2021. As … Read more

A great name for the Quebec Courthouse

Me Marc-André Bédard. Source: Archives In Quebec, justice will now go to the building Marc-Andre-Bedard. The name of the Minister of Justice of Rene Levesque was chosen to designate the building of the courthouse of Quebec. Simon Jolin Barrette, the Minister of Justice, made the announcement Thursday during a commemoration ceremony in memory of Marc-André … Read more

Three students plead in Albania!

Jennifer Lachance, Rachel Sarfati and Tania Brunet. Source: LinkedIn Until March 26, Jennifer Lachance, Rachel Sarfati and Tania Brunetall candidates for a master’s degree in law at Université Laval, pleaded in Albania and are one of approximately 50 three-person teams to participate in a simulation of a fictional armed conflict. They participated in the Jean-Pictet … Read more

Uber Eats Settlement Agreement Rejected

Me Jimmy Ernst Jr. Lambert and Me François M.Giroux. Source: LinkedIn and Lakehead University The judge Pierre Gagnon of the Superior Court rejects the $200,000 agreement concluded between Uber Eats and the plaintiffs’ lawyer for two class actions. The magistrate points to the “low pecuniary amount of the settlement” for a group made up of … Read more

Misleading advertising: the Ontario bar criticized

Jeremy Diamond is on several billboards. It is in this context that the Disciplinary Council of the Bar of Ontario has just rejected the sentence proposed jointly by the syndic of the bar and the defence, reports the daily Toronto Star. Misleading advertising by lawyers is common elsewhere in the country, especially in the area … Read more