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Ignoring the rule of law in counter-terrorism

The rule of law

There was a fascinating panel discussion at today’s CLE on Counter-terrorism and human rights. Professor William Schabas, the director of Irish Centre for Human Rights served as moderator for the session. The rest of the panel consisted of Michelle Farrell, also of the Centre, professor Colin Harvey of Queen’s University Belfast, and Phil Shiner, a human rights lawyer at Public Interest Lawyers.

If there was a common … Continue/Poursuivre >>


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Becoming an expert on expert witnesses

The testimony of an expert witness can be instrumental in proving liability or damages in a case, but only if they are carefully selected and adequately prepared for trial.

Two experienced panelists provided concrete tips for how to do just that, from the points of view of both litigation counsel and expert witness, at a lively and interactive CLE session held in Dublin on Tuesday.

Simon Potter, partner with McCarthy Tétrault in Montréal, … Continue/Poursuivre >>


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Droits des minorités dans le monde

CBA Dublin 2009

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Les 40 ans de la Loi sur les langues officielles du Canada offrent l’occasion de célébrer les accomplissements de cette loi et de se pencher sur la question à savoir si le modèle de langues officielles mise en place à travers le Canada sera en mesure de continuer à répondre aux besoins d’une population de plus en plus multilingue.

Cette dernière préoccupation, ainsi que d’autres questions … Continue/Poursuivre >>


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Challenges for women in the legal profession

Fostering the advancement of women in the Irish legal profession is a dead issue at the moment, but not because there’s no progress left to be made, participants at a CLE seminar heard Tuesday morning.

The economic downturn has hit the profession so hard that the emphasis is on survival, not lawyer retention or women’s development issues, said Dublin solicitor Michelle Ni Longain. In fact, Ireland’s Law Society has … Continue/Poursuivre >>


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CCCA World Summit 2010

The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association has announced plans to hold its second World Summit next year in Toronto. Derek Patterson, the association’s new president, said the group wants to repeat the success of  this year’s Vancouver meeting, but closer to home so members hit by budget cuts for discretionary travel can still take advantage of the event. The bulk of the membership lives in the Greater  Toronto area, he noted. … Continue/Poursuivre >>


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Previewing the future

“The future is already here,” Canadian science fiction writer William Gibson once said, “it’s just unevenly distributed.” That quotation was raised by Richard Susskind, renowned legal futurist and consultant  to law firms and legal organizations worldwide, during his special presentation at the Dublin CLC on Monday. Speaking to a packed house of lawyers and judges, Professor Susskind, a special adviser to the CBA, talked about the relentless shift of legal … Continue/Poursuivre >>