Given the observed and anticipated growth of telemedicine since the beginning of the pandemic, it would be a good idea to clarify and co-ordinate the rules applicable to it in Canada.
The legal uncertainty surrounding telemedicine services is not without consequences. Patients may not have access to public protection remedies.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani alleges election fraud during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington.
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When it comes to election fraud claims, watch what the lawyers do, not what the politicians say.
The jury at the Weinstein trial will have to check their biases about consent.
As the Harvey Weinstein trials start, a psychology scholar explains why jurors may be biased on the question of consent. While the situations examined in these studies are not equivalent to sexual assault, they illustrate a pervasive psychological bias.
Facebook recently disabled some ads on its site making dubious claims about Truvada.
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Facebook began blocking ads that linked Truvada and other HIV-related drugs to severe bone and kidney damage based on claims made in lawsuits.
Weinstein may be on trial, but lots of lawyers enabled his misconduct.
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The New York Times reporters who broke the Weinstein story show how lawyers – whether ones who represented him or his victims – enabled the movie mogul's wrongdoing.
Grata Flos Greig, First Female Law Graduate, c1904, University of Melbourne. Flos was the first woman admitted to the Australian legal profession.
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When Flos Greig first entered law school, it was illegal for women to become lawyers. Undeterred, she lobbied for change and became the first woman admitted to the legal profession in Australia.
Trump’s tax returns have been a rallying cry for Democrats since the 2016 campaign.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
Witness testimony is often a key element of a trial. While nonverbal behaviours such as crossed arms or furtive glances can influence decision-makers, often their beliefs about such cues are inaccurate.
Facial expressions and gestures can impact the outcome of a trial that depends on the credibility of witnesses.
As a society, we often don’t think about how legal professionals might be affected by the work that they do.
Man and machine.
Artificial intelligence and data analytics are transforming the practice of law.
The Achilles' heel of law technologies: training. Only 10% of such initiatives are aimed at law students, so how should this issue be managed to win the AI race?
Allies at last?
New legal boilerplate in corporate merger agreements signals just how important #MeToo has become – not just as a social movement but as a business risk.
Honduran mother and child with a Border Patrol agent.
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This tradition is so strong in the US that all lawyers are encouraged to volunteer at least 50 hours of pro bono service per year.
Attorney Michael Cohen was recently the target of an FBI raid.
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The president's tweets aside, the law provides strong protections to lawyers to ensure they can keep their clients' secrets safe.
President Lincoln was represented by a lawyer who didn’t vote for him
The White House
President Trump is having trouble finding a lawyer. But other presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, have obtained outside legal counsel easily, even from attorneys who disagree with their politics.
A woman at Yarl’s Wood detention centre in 2015.
It is becoming harder and harder to access legal aid for immigration cases.
Going to court? You’re on your own.
Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
Law school and the legal profession present their own distinct challenges.
Some signs seem to suggest that students studying law are prone to mental health problems and substance abuse.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House.
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The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.