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How COVID-19 is impacting legal practice in Canada

LexisNexis Canada invited legal professionals from across Canada to participate in a confidential survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their practice. The survey was conducted during the months of June and July – a time when Canada confirmed over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases and experienced record unemployment rates between 10.9%-12.3%.

This report details the significant and widespread effects the pandemic is having on the legal profession in Canada and how they are dealing with the changes.

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Live Chat Support Coming Soon to Lexis Advance Quicklaw

We are excited to announce the introduction of the Live Chat Support coming soon in October. Users will be able to select the category their questions relate to and a number of short knowledge documents will be provided. If those don’t offer a solution, users will then have the option to contact a live agent.

Learn more about the newest changes to Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®:

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LexisNexis Canada’s Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

LexisNexis Canada’s Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

LexisNexis supports equality for all under the law, transparency of law, an independent judiciary and accessible legal remedy. Our 10,000 people work to advance that mission every day, to build a culture of inclusion, fairness and mutual respect.

Consult these free TLD articles for analysis and updates on diversity and inclusion

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Now Available on Lexis Advance Quicklaw: Health Law Collection!

Sources for this ever-evolving area of practice have been sought after more than ever during 2020. LexisNexis Canada is filling the void and offering the only online package for Health Law on a legal research platform. Topics such as medical malpractice and mental health are covered with eight exclusive texts within Lexis Advance Quicklaw - including popular titles such as:

Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy & Industry Practice, 4th Edition and The Legal Responsibility of Healthcare Facilities in Canada.

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Introducing Document Level Alerts

Track and receive alerts about updates in the law and recent developments that may affect your practice.

Document-level alerts allow you to:

  • Save time by reviewing document changes alerts versus doing a manual “search and compare”
  • Ensure you are viewing the most up-to-date language and latest practical guidance
  • Gain peace of mind knowing that you are providing clients with the most current legal advice

See How You Can Take Advantage Here




Access Vital Documents from Pivotal Cases With Pleadings, Motions, and Facta

Litigators will find having access to Lexis Advance Quicklaw’s Pleadings, Motions and Facta a real benefit while conducting legal research. Since the launch of this content in the Summer, law firms have been adding these valuable court documents to their subscription. This upgrade connects Lexis Advance Quicklaw’s unparalleled research with these practical tools giving lawyers the utmost confidence heading to court.

Get in touch with your Account Manager to discover how to attain access at your firm or ask for a 14-day trial to see what other litigators already know!

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Lexis Advance Quicklaw & Halsbury’s Law of Canada

If Covid-19 has created demand in areas outside your usual areas of practice Halbury’s Laws of Canada is a great starting point. This powerful resource gives you the black letter statement of the law focusing on how the law as it stands today without opinion or commentary. The collection of 117 volumes available within Lexis Advance Quicklaw are national in scope and gives easy access to the expertise of Canada's leading practitioners, jurists and academics.

Get a quick overview on how to access this top source with Lexis Advance Quicklaw here:

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Legal publications with trusted insight and expert analysis

LexisNexis has a long publishing history, providing comprehensive content written by leading Canadian and international legal experts.

Canada’s Cannabis Act: Annotation & Commentary, 2020/2021 Edition | Identifies the relevant case law and underlying legislation used to draft the Cannabis Act, helping readers analyze the rules and limits of the Act and the Regulations.

A Guide to Conducting Bail Hearings in Canada | Features an entire chapter on bail and pandemics that addresses the impact that COVID-19 has had on the bail system in Canada.

Alcohol & Drugs in the Canadian Workplace, 3rd Edition | Features a new chapter on the legalization of recreational cannabis and how to deal with the challenge in Canadian workplaces

Ontario Employment Law Handbook – An Employer's Guide, 13th Edition | Discusses changes related to infectious disease emergency leave in response to COVID-19

British Columbia Employment Law Handbook, 3rd Edition | Looks at future trends in employment law and briefly discusses events such as the COVID-19 pandemic

 




Stay updated and accurate with The Lawyer's Daily

The Lawyer's Daily provides legal news, analysis, and current awareness for the law community in Canada helping you stay updated.

Here are some NEW helpful articles that will prove to be helpful during these uncertain times:


Sustaining our justice system in pandemic times

COVID-19 forces changes on majority of law practices: Survey

Paper-based vs. paperless vs. digital

Court vs. commercial arbitration after COVID-19: Dealing with the backlog

Will pandemic finally lead to lower annual fees for Ontario licensees?

Temporary COVID-19 policy change helps employers hire visitors

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