An Alberta lawyer is being ordered to pay $5,000 for irresponsibly representing a client and breaking numerous rules related to the management of his trust account.
Accepting trust funds from a client when you yourself do not actually own a trust account can be a highly problematic circumstance if you’re expecting to remain in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
Nevermind breaks, vacations, hobbies, family or even a semblance of balance in life. In a profession where money equals prestige, and prestige is acquired by the constant and incessant pursuit of the billable hour, those who rise to the top of competitive & large law firms must shoulder and manage a fair degree of mental anguish to do so.
In preparation for 2018’s impending International Women’s Day, Amnesty International Canada is mobilizing feminists around the world to partake in what they're calling a "Wikipedia Takeover".