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LAWYERED is a bi-weekly, independent podcast series that focuses on Canadian legal issues. Each episode features a conversation with a different legal professional who will provide their insight on recent developments in the law.
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Nov 23, 2022

In our Ask-Me-Anything Segment of our arbitration law episode with Alex Mitretodis, we cover a range of questions submitted by the Lawyered Patreon community.

🔵 What are some of the differences between litigating before an arbitrator and litigating before a “regular” court?
🔵 What do you think of the characterization of Canada as an “arbitration-friendly” jurisdiction?
🔵 What are some considerations for lawyers who are considering whether to include an arbitration clause in their contractual agreements?
🔵 What role do arbitrations play in promoting access-to-justice?

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Nov 23, 2022

In part three of our arbitration law episode with Alex Mitretodis, we discuss British Columbia’s new Arbitration Act and the new rules of procedure from Vancouver International Arbitration Centre

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Nov 23, 2022

In part two of our arbitration law episode with Alex Mitretodis, we speak about how lawyers can use predictive methodologies and analytics to assist them in litigation as well as how future decision-makers might incorporate artificial intelligence

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Nov 23, 2022

In part one of our arbitration law episode with Alex Mitretodis, we discuss the use of arbitration clauses in standard-form consumer contracts and the role of unconscionability.  

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Nov 23, 2022

It's our Season 8 finale and we are capping off the year with a discussion about arbitration law, featuring Alex Mitretodis!

Topics: consumer protection and arbitration clauses; predictive analytics; new BC legislation and rules; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.

⚫ What role does "unconscionability" play when assessing arbitration clauses in consumer protection matters? (9:24)
⚫ How can predictive analytics tools be used by lawyers in the arbitration context? (19:14)
⚫ What are the implications of BC's new Arbitrations Act and the new VanIAC Rules of Procedure? (28:46)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (39:33)
🔵 What are some of the differences between litigating before an arbitrator and litigating before a “regular” court? (40:18)
🔵 What do you think of the characterization of Canada as an “arbitration-friendly” jurisdiction? (44:12)
🔵 What are some considerations for lawyers who are considering whether to include an arbitration clause in their contractual agreements? (46:19)
🔵 What role do arbitrations play in promoting access-to-justice? (50:28)

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Nov 9, 2022

In our Ask-Me-Anything Segment of our insurance law episode with Dennis Ong, we cover a range of questions submitted by the Lawyered Patreon community.

🔵 How does insurance law differ from “conventional” civil litigation?
🔵 What are some of the considerations for lawyers retained by an insurance company, as opposed to by another institutional client?
🔵 What is the practical meaning and implication(s) of the “duty to defend”?
🔵 How have the amendments to Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure impacted the insurance law bar?
🔵 What are some tactical approaches to providing risk-based advice as a lawyer?  

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Nov 9, 2022

In part three of our insurance law episode with Dennis Ong, we discuss the use of third-party litigation funding and the specific considerations when an adverse costs award is triggered.

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Nov 9, 2022

In part two of our insurance law episode with Dennis Ong, we speak about the impact of delay (including COVID-related delay) on the scheduling of civil jury trials.

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Nov 9, 2022

In part one of our insurance law episode with Dennis Ong, we discuss the plain and ordinary meaning of the term “physical damage” and the related principles of contract interpretation

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Nov 9, 2022

On this episode, we chat about insurance law with Dennis Ong - litigator with Aviva Trial Lawyers and Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court

Topics: the meaning of physical damage, delays and civil juries; third-party litigation funding; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.

⚫ What is the plain and ordinary meaning of the words "physical damage"? (8:57)
⚫ What role does delay play in a court's decision to strike a civil jury? (17:58)
⚫ How does an adverse costs award impact a party that has engaged a third-party litigation funder? (28:01)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (37:18)
🔵 How does insurance law differ from “conventional” civil litigation? (38:08)
🔵 What are some of the considerations for lawyers retained by an insurance company (compared to another institutional client)? (39:31)
🔵 What is the practical meaning and implication(s) of the “duty to defend”? (41:47)
🔵 How have the amendments to Rule 76 of the Rules of Civil Procedure impacted the insurance law bar? (44:16)
🔵 What are some tactical approaches to providing risk-based advice as a lawyer? (47:09)

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Oct 26, 2022

In our Ask-Me-Anything Segment of our class actions law episode with Sakina Babwani, we cover a range of questions submitted by the Lawyered Patreon community.

🔵 Other than the obvious, what are some ways in which a class action lawsuit differs from a “regular” lawsuit?
🔵 Given the high expense, what role does third-party litigation funding play in the class actions landscape?
🔵 Are there any class action lawsuits that are being advanced towards Canadian businesses for their failure to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
🔵 Have there been any noticeable trends in terms of the numbers/types of class actions matters that have gone through the courts?

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Oct 26, 2022

In part three of our class actions law episode with Sakina Babwani, we discuss the degree of specificity that plaintiffs have to meet in order to meet the threshold for class actions certification.

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Oct 26, 2022

In part two of our class actions law episode with Sakina Babwani, we speak about the threshold for compensatory damages in cases of personal information data breaches.

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Oct 26, 2022

In part one of our class actions law episode with Sakina Babwani, we discuss the class actions lawsuit arising from the Toronto Danforth shooting, and the corresponding impact on the duty of care for gun manufacturers.

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Oct 26, 2022

This week, we're exploring the high-stakes world of class actions litigation with our guest, Sakina Babwani!

Topics: duty of care for gun manufacturers, compensable damages for data breaches, the threshold for pleading common issues; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.

⚫ How might the Danforth shooting inform the duty of care of gun manufacturers? (7:53)
⚫ How do courts consider the degree of compensable damages in cases involving data breaches? (17:24)
⚫ How much specificity must plaintiffs provide in their allegations of a class actions matter? (26:02)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (34:37)
🔵 Other than the obvious, what are some ways in which a class action lawsuit differs from a “regular” lawsuit? (35:15)
🔵 Given the high expense, what role does third-party litigation funding play in the class actions landscape? (39:16)
🔵 Are there any class action lawsuits that are being advanced towards Canadian businesses for their failure to prevent the spread of COVID-19? (43:39)
🔵 Have there been any noticeable trends in terms of the numbers/types of class actions matters that have gone through the courts? (44:46)

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Oct 12, 2022

In our Ask-Me-Anything Segment, of our national security law episode with Yavar Hameed, we cover a range of questions submitted by the Lawyered Patreon community.

🔵 How do/can authorities monitor online behaviour while respecting Canadians' privacy rights?
🔵 How does Canada’s national security law framework compare to other western countries?
🔵 How do judges reconcile the open court principle with the need for security on national security grounds?
🔵 What measures are in place to ensure that our national security bodies are acting with accountability?  

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Oct 12, 2022

In part three of our national security law interview with Yavar Hameed, we speak about the recent Senate Standing Committee hearings regarding the federal use of facial recognition technology.

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Oct 12, 2022

In part two of our national security law interview with Yavar Hameed, we speak about Bill C-20, the new proposed legislation for oversight of oversight RCMP and CBSA officers.

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Oct 12, 2022

In part one of our national security law interview with Yavar Hameed, we discuss the upcoming public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergency Act, following the trucker convoy protests.

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Oct 12, 2022

On this episode, we take a close look at our country's public safety mechanisms in a conversation about national security law, featuring Yavar Hameed!

Topics: public inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act; civilian oversight of RCMP & CBSA; facial recognition technology; and our Ask-Me-Anything segment.

⚫ What is the legal effect of the government's response to the 2022 trucker convoy protests? (5:22)
⚫ What are the mechanics of the new oversight legislation related to RCMP and CBSA officers? (15:44)
⚫ What is the practical impact of the recent Senate hearings about the government's use of facial recognition? (25:30)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (37:03)
🔵 How do/can authorities monitor online behaviour while respecting Canadians' privacy rights? (37:44)
🔵 How does Canada’s national security law framework compare to other western countries? (42:29)
🔵 How do judges reconcile the "open court" principle with the need for security on national security grounds? (45:50)
🔵 What measures are in place to ensure that our national security bodies are acting with accountability? (48:55)

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Sep 28, 2022

In the Ask-Me-Anything segment of our corporate governance law episode with Susan Kushneryk, we cover the questions submitted by the Lawyered Patreon community.

🔵 What are things that lawyers can do to facilitate succession planning in a corporate governance framework?
🔵 Are there any situations in which a corporate director can be removed based on misconduct?
🔵 What does it mean for a corporate director to owe a fiduciary duty in their roles?
🔵 Are there situations in which geopolitics (e.g. Russia) can impact the governance operations of a company and, if so, how?
🔵 What impacts (if any) has the pandemic had in terms of the dynamics of shareholders and corporate boards?

 

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Sep 28, 2022

In part three of our corporate governance law episode with Susan Kushneryk, we discuss shareholder democracy in the context of the recent amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act.

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Sep 28, 2022

In part two of our corporate governance law episode with Susan Kushneryk, we discuss some trends and practical solutions regarding diversity on corporate boards.

 

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Sep 28, 2022

In part one of our corporate governance law episode with Susan Kushneryk, we discuss the high-profile internal disputes at Rogers Communications and The Conservatory Group, and also canvass some legal considerations for other family-run corporations.

 

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Sep 28, 2022

This week, we’re speaking with Susan Kushneryk about some of the most high-profile issues in the area of corporate governance.

Topics: Rogers and other family-run corporations; diversity on corporate boards; shareholder democracy; and our Ask-Me-Anything Segment.

⚫ What are the practical takeaways from recent high-profile litigation matters involving large family-run corporations? (7:17)
⚫ What are the legal considerations related to diversity on corporate boards? (17:25)
⚫ How might the new CBCA amendments enhance greater shareholder democracy? (27:22)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (35:52)
🔵 What are things that lawyers can do to facilitate succession planning in a corporate governance framework? (36:23)
🔵 Are there any situations in which a corporate director can be removed based on misconduct? (39:29)
🔵 What does it mean for a corporate director to owe a fiduciary duty in their roles? (43:10)
🔵 Are there situations in which geopolitics (e.g. Russia) can impact the governance operations of a company and, if so, how? (45:35)
🔵 What impacts have the pandemic had in terms of the dynamics of shareholders and corporate boards? (51:08)

✨ Read the full Episode Transcript HERE
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