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150+ Free Legal Resources for Startups

05/17/2015 09:37:42 AM

This is a giant list of 150+ free legal and law-related resources for Canadian startups and entrepreneurs. Look below for links to free business law guides, contract templates, student-run business law clinics, as well as online information boards. ...

Review: BarPrepPal’s Ontario Bar Exam Practice Tests

05/11/2015 08:08:47 AM

An old post on LawStudents.ca sums up the situation for students preparing to write the bar exams in Ontario: The original poster asks: Has anyone has tried the practice exams available online? If so, what was the experience like, and was it ...

Review: BarPrepPal’s Ontario Bar Exam Practice Tests

05/11/2015 08:08:47 AM

An old post on LawStudents.ca sums up the situation for students preparing to write the bar exams in Ontario: The original poster asks: Has anyone has tried the practice exams available online? If so, what was the experience like, and was it ...

Advice for Students Entering Law School in 2015

05/09/2015 10:57:58 AM

Recently I read through an engaging thread on LinkedIn that asks: “What’s

Advice for Students Entering Law School in 2015

05/09/2015 10:57:58 AM

Recently I read through an engaging thread on LinkedIn that asks: “What’s

Tech Review: Emond’s Ontario Bar Exam Practice Tests

05/07/2015 08:40:33 AM

This past March I wrote the Ontario bar exams. To prepare, I read the materials provided by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), updated indexes provided by friends, and tested my performance using online practice exam software. After writing ...

Tech Review: Emond’s Ontario Bar Exam Practice Tests

05/07/2015 08:40:33 AM

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I Passed the Ontario Bar Exams. How Many Failed? We Don’t Know

05/01/2015 07:44:18 AM

This week I found out

I Passed the Ontario Bar Exams. How Many Failed? We Don’t Know

05/01/2015 07:44:18 AM

This week I found out

Daniel Schutzsmith: Follow Thy Checklist and Prosper

04/26/2015 17:42:50 PM

During FITC Toronto 2015 I had the opportunity to hear Daniel Schutzsmith talk about project management in creative enterprise. In case you’ve never attended an FITC event, part of FITC is about dreaming big and fearlessly taking on life ...

Daniel Schutzsmith: Follow Thy Checklist and Prosper

04/26/2015 17:42:50 PM

During FITC Toronto 2015 I had the opportunity to hear Daniel Schutzsmith talk about project management in creative enterprise. In case you’ve never attended an FITC event, part of FITC is about dreaming big and fearlessly taking on life ...

Design Firms Do Conferences Differently: FITC Toronto 2015

04/17/2015 16:39:33 PM

This past Sunday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 14, Toronto hosted the 14th annual Future Innovation Technology Creativity (FITC) conference. Now in its 14th year, FITC caters to a more design-heavy technology group, featuring equal parts ...

Design Firms Do Conferences Differently: FITC Toronto 2015

04/17/2015 16:39:33 PM

This past Sunday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 14, Toronto hosted the 14th annual Future Innovation Technology Creativity (FITC) conference. Now in its 14th year, FITC caters to a more design-heavy technology group, featuring equal parts ...

Technology and Innovation Events: Surprisingly, Still Analog

04/10/2015 14:36:17 PM

Digital media has made industry intelligence more accessible than ever: Twitter feeds, webcasts and shareable slide decks seem like they’ve made conferences obsolete. Yet in 2014, Las Vegas alone hosted 22,000 industry conventions with over ...

Technology and Innovation Events: Surprisingly, Still Analog

04/10/2015 14:36:17 PM

Digital media has made industry intelligence more accessible than ever: Twitter feeds, webcasts and shareable slide decks seem like they’ve made conferences obsolete. Yet in 2014, Las Vegas alone hosted 22,000 industry conventions with over ...

Wearable Tech Out of Sight, In Mind at Genesys’ #TOtechSummit

04/02/2015 19:56:05 PM

Wearables, user experience (UX) design and the internet of things (IoT) took the stage at Genesys technology’s first Toronto Technology Summit this April 2, 2015. Attendees were guided through afternoon talks and discussions by Betakit’s ...

Wearable Tech Out of Sight, In Mind at Genesys’ Toronto Tech Summit

04/02/2015 19:56:05 PM

Wearables, user experience (UX) design and the internet of things (IoT) took the stage at Genesys technology’s first Toronto Technology Summit this April 2, 2015. Attendees were guided through afternoon talks and discussions by Betakit’s ...

I Failed in Law School and You Can Too

04/01/2015 15:37:54 PM

Originally published on Canadian Lawyer 4Students online Nobody is perfect. If you came to law school believing that you were, chances are that the first year gave you doubts. Every year law school classrooms get filled with brilliant, hardworking ...

I Failed in Law School and You Can Too

04/01/2015 15:37:54 PM

Originally published on Canadian Lawyer 4Students online Nobody is perfect. If you came to law school believing that you were, chances are that the first year gave you doubts. Every year law school classrooms get filled with brilliant, hardworking ...

What is it Like to Write a Bar Exam in Ontario?

03/13/2015 08:23:18 AM

During law school I didn’t really think about writing the Ontario bar exams. There always seemed to be a more urgent exam or paper on the horizon. Eventually, the last year of law school came and went. Soon after the bar exams became the ...

What is it Like to Write a Bar Exam in Ontario?

03/13/2015 08:23:18 AM

During law school I didn’t really think about writing the Ontario bar exams. There always seemed to be a more urgent exam or paper on the horizon. Eventually, the last year of law school came and went. Soon after the bar exams became the ...

Three Main Themes from NCFA’s 2015 Crowdfunding Summit

03/04/2015 12:39:52 PM

March 3, 2015 marked the first annual National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA)’s summit at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The event combined informative, strategic, and regulatory updates for entrepreneurs interested in ...

What Law Students Missed at #LegalLean Toronto

03/01/2015 10:50:32 AM

Legal innovation was brewing at the MaRS Discovery District this past Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at Toronto’s #LegalLean event. Over 70 attendees arrived to participate in “unconference” sessions moderated by MaRS’s Aron S

4 Things I Learned Reading My Law School Admission Essay

02/28/2015 08:19:23 AM

Before I graduated law school, I asked the admissions coordinator for a copy of my law school admission essay. My request came as a surprise. “Not many people ask to see those,” she said. “Are you okay?” I told her not to wor

This Law Firm Recruiter Inspired Me to Be a Better Lawyer

02/26/2015 19:40:35 PM

Everybody has heroes growing up. By the time you’ve made it through formal education and made it into the working world, chances are you’ve had a few people help you get there. My story has been no different. After reflecting on the journey, ...

Failure Should Be a Graduation Requirement

03/27/2013 10:36:13 AM

Every university and high-school student should be required to fail one course before graduating. It’s easy to focus on achievement, and reward those who meet (or exceed) expectations of performance.  Our school system feeds its success ...

TEAMwork: Interdisciplinary Learning at its Finest

03/26/2013 22:33:32 PM

April 1st 2013 marks the end of my eight-month experience in the Technology Engineering And Management (TEAM) course at Queen’s University. Every law school should have a course like TEAM.  It allows law students to work with engineering ...

Don’t Bring Your Laptop to Class

03/23/2013 11:49:10 AM

I don’t know when it happened, but law lectures have lost their terrifying charm.  In my experience, students’ unwillingness to speak up—and most teachers’ merciful unwillingness to demand answers—has replaced the Socra

The Innovative Advocate: Canada’s Legal Future

09/29/2012 10:18:27 AM

The way legal services are delivered in Canada is changing.  Increased competition and a demand for lower prices has pressured law firms to slow hiring and deliver their services more efficiently.  After finishing my first year at Queen’s ...

The Words We Use to Talk About Law

07/06/2011 09:03:53 AM

Using the free online web tool Wordle.net, I generated word clouds from two very different Canadian legal-themed blogs (one similarity: they are both excellent).  It makes me think about the words I use most frequently to share my perspective ...

Two Links Worth your Time

04/12/2011 10:45:02 AM

Finding what’s relevant online can be a real challenge at times.  The speed and urgency with which RSS feeds, social media titans (e.g. the Seth Godins, Chris Brogans and Guy Kawasakis of the world) and Twitter pros push content have ...

IvanMerrow.com Evolved

03/29/2011 13:16:58 PM

After a long slumber, IvanMerrow.com has reawakened and has started to evolve along with a changing set of priorities.  This is a brief breakdown of some of the changes I’ve made and the reasons why. New Header; Accepted to Queen’s For ...

Looking back at 4 Years of UW Co-op

05/19/2010 20:24:31 PM

4 Life Lessons I Learned Stacking Wood

04/26/2010 17:40:35 PM

Sometimes metaphors reveal themselves in ways you’d never expect.  Recently I spent an afternoon outside carrying a truckload of chopped wood across the yard, and stacked it in a neat pile.  At the end of it I had two things: a nice pile ...

Start Up or Join Up?

03/30/2010 17:54:19 PM

Recent graduates from post-secondary schools across Canada have an interesting choice to make: should they start up a new enterprise or accept an offer to join an established one? The student start-up dream has been immortalized by wild success ...