Canadian Lawyer

June 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 Evidence is slim on how good character questions protect public 06 West update Disinherited twins win 70 per cent of deceased's estate 08 Ontario update Building a 'feminist legal ecosystem for rural areas' 10 Quebec update Magpie River granted personhood FEATURES 26 Corporate commercial Megadeals have lawyers looking at laws governing the Competition Bureau 30 Productivity Six ways to work smarter and take back control OPINION 12 Marketing Knowing how to nurture the clients and work you want 32 Back page Post-pandemic strategy should address mental health toll COVID has taken 14 COVER STORY GOOD CHARACTER, BAD PREDICTOR Law society process doesn't take into account over-policing, wrongful convictions and criminalization of everyday movements of racialized applicants, say critics SPECIAL REPORT LEGAL FEES SURVEY One key difference in this year's survey is that more respondents have lowered or will lower their fees PROFILE CROSS EXAMINED Paul Saunders says COVID created a new sense of urgency for the change he knew needed to happen in the legal industry SPONSORED CONTENT INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS Rapid, well-planned internal investigations minimize damage, lend credibility to result 13 Sponsored by Langlois Lawyers LEGAL REPORT FAMILY LAW Business is booming as the pandemic amplifies stressors that might typically occur in families 22 17 04

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