Grace under fire // Wednesday Roundup

A roundup of this week's top legal headlines, right at your fingertips

By Claire Ward

On Wednesday December 10th, 2008

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Every Wednesday the Globe and Mail runs its Law Page and the National Post runs its Legal Post page. Here are some of the highlights:

LAW PAGE (Globe and Mail)

  • Law departments in large corporations are facing budget cuts, causing lawyers to focus on the quality, not quantity of billable hours. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
  • Peter Hogg, scholar in residence at Blakes and former dean of Osgoode Law School, is the voice of constitutional law in Michaëlle Jean’s ear. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]

LEGAL POST (National Post)

  •  Restructuring lawyers talk about how and why companies can maintain cashflow. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
  • Instead of resorting to layoffs, Canadian employers should consider a number of ways to cut staffing costs, Toronto employment lawyers suggest. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]
  • Intellectual property assets can prove valuable in times of recession; Eileen McMahon, a partner at Torys LLP, shares her three-basket strategy. [Ed. note: Link is no longer active]