Canadian Lawyer

May 2021

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CONTENTS CONNECT WITH US Got a story or suggestion, or just want to find out some more information? @canlawmag linkedin.com/company/canadianlawyer CHECK IT OUT ONLINE CANADIANLAWYERMAG.COM facebook.com/CanLawMag 2 www.canadianlawyermag.com UPFRONT 01 Editor's desk With witnessing and other procedures shifting online, lawyers have had to be creative 06 Western update Recent Alberta decisions on 'just cause' firing leaning toward employees 08 Ontario update Proposed changes to judicial appointments process under fire at provincial standing committee 10 Ottawa update Supreme Court rules that the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is constitutional in its entirety FEATURES 30 Trusts and estates The move to electronic documents and less paper has been a godsend, but it poses challenges 34 Leadership teams Successful leaders keep going even when it's hard and they don't want to 36 Small business challenges Business owners need to manage themselves before managing their staff 38 Organizational leadership People are no longer satisfied or willing to put up with below average leadership OPINION 16 Banking on corporate The funny thing about the discretion Olympics is that there truly are no prizes 40 Back page Lawyers need to plan for the future instead of waiting for the next disruptive moment 12 COVER STORY VIRTUAL REALITIES Workplace investigations during the pandemic reveal a growing intolerance for harassment as employees working from home become more reflective about their experiences SPECIAL REPORT TOP ONTARIO FIRMS Our winners stayed focused and thrived despite the challenges of COVID-19 PROFILE CROSS EXAMINED Melanie Aitken's unconventional approach served her well as Canadian Commissioner of Competition SPONSORED CONTENT CYBERCRIME PROTECTION You store a lot of valuable data. Protect yourself, your firm and your clients with this five-step plan 15 04 Sponsored by Lawyers Financial LEGAL REPORT INDIGENOUS LAW New mandate wiil increase Indigenous involvement in major infrastructure projects 26 17

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