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Twila Reid appointed to Judicial Advisory Committee for Newfoundland and Labrador

Designed to provide an open and transparent process to appoint Canadian justices, Twila Reid will serve a two-year term as a member of  the Judicial Advisory Committee (“JAC”), in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, announced the JAC members for seven jurisdictions around the country, with more to follow in the near future. Each committee is made up of individuals who fully reflect the diversity in Canada and work to offer non-binding, merit-based federal judicial appointment recommendations to the Minister of Justice.

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St. John’s partner Maureen Ryan presenting interactive lesson for Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series V

April 10, 2015

As part of the Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series V Corporate Drafting for Lawyers, Maureen Ryan will be co-presenting the online module Drafting Key Provisions of the Asset Purchase Agreement, starting at 12:00 p.m. EST, Tuesday, April 14.…

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Associate Leah Grimmer presents online CLE on the litigation of subrogated actions

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April 7, 2015

Neil Jacobs, Newfoundland and Labrador regional managing partner, is quoted in an article by Donalee Moulton exploring the recent expansion and growth in St. John’s due to the discovery of untapped oil fields. Within St. John’s:…

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Article by Twila Reid on gender equality in the workplace reproduced on Legal Executive Institute blog

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David Henley testifies before fisheries & oceans parliamentary standing committee

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On behalf of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, Halifax partner David Henley testified as a witness before the parliamentary standing committee on fisheries and oceans, Tuesday, March 24 in Ottawa, with respect to amendments currently before Parliament to implement…

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HR Law blog post reproduced in LexisNexis Canada Inc. newsletter

March 25, 2015

Originally published on the HR Law blog March 11, Duty to Accommodate: If only we knew back then what we know now. Actually, we did and the complaint should have been dismissed a long time ago, has been…

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Halifax associate Scott Pickup speaking at Artists’ Legal Information Society’s ‘Mixed Media Monthly’

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