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CL Talk is the official podcast of Canadian Lawyer magazine. It will hear from leaders in the legal profession in Canada and beyond. Our editorial team interviews legal leaders about topical issues affecting lawyers from coast to coast.

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CL Talk is the official podcast of Canadian Lawyer magazine. It will hear from leaders in the legal profession in Canada and beyond. Our editorial team interviews legal leaders about topical issues affecting lawyers from coast to coast.

    Beth Beattie, co-editor of a book on mental health in the legal profession, on breaking new ground

    Beth Beattie, co-editor of a book on mental health in the legal profession, on breaking new ground

    Beth Beattie is senior counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General Ministry of Health. She was a co-editor of “The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in The Legal Profession,” recently published by LexisNexis. In May, she co-chaired the Law Society of Ontario’s fourth annual Mental Health Summit for Legal Professionals. She spoke with CL talk about mental health in the profession and why she thinks the new book she co-edited is ground-breaking. Beattie worked with judges, lawyers and senior leaders in the profession who shared their experiences of working while living with various types of mental health challenges. Beattie describes the summit that inspired the book as the most successful program in the LSO’s history.

    • 17 min
    Manitoba Chief Justice Marianne Rivoalen on going digital and what informs her judicial philosophy

    Manitoba Chief Justice Marianne Rivoalen on going digital and what informs her judicial philosophy

    Marianne Rivoalen was appointed Chief Justice of Manitoba on June 1, 2023 and sits on the Court of Appeal. She first appointed a judge of the Family Division of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in 2005. In 2015, she took over as Associate Chief Justice of the Family Division of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba. Between 2018 and 2023, she was a Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa. She spoke with CL Talk about her experience working on residential schools litigation and minority language rights and how it informs her judicial philosophy, digitizing the Court of Appeal and what she sees as the most pressing issues facing the profession.

    • 26 min
    Attorney General Arif Virani on how he works to expedite federal judicial nominations

    Attorney General Arif Virani on how he works to expedite federal judicial nominations

    Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Arif Virani has been in this role since 2023 and was first elected to parliament in 2015. Before that, he worked as a government lawyer in Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. Virani spoke with CL Talk about his career, judicial nominations, and his legislative priorities. He explained how he works to expedite federal judicial nominations despite there being over 60 vacancies across the country.

    • 34 min
    Jennifer King at Gowling WLG on being recognized as a Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer

    Jennifer King at Gowling WLG on being recognized as a Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer

    Jennifer King is the national co-lead of the administrative law practice group at Gowling WLG. She was recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2023. For Canadian Lawyer’s CL Talk podcast, she spoke to us about what it means to be an administrative, ESG and climate change lawyer, and her work representing Windsor on the Ambassador Bridge blockade injunction. Nominations for the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2024 are open now – the deadline is April 19. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLGR3VH to nominate.

    • 19 min
    Amanda Fowler on how she balances her sports law practice and legal role at Aviva Canada

    Amanda Fowler on how she balances her sports law practice and legal role at Aviva Canada

    Amanda Fowler is a sports lawyer and corporate counsel at Aviva Canada. For our CL Talk podcast, she spoke to us about balancing a sports law practice with her in-house role at Aviva, overcoming barriers in male-dominated fields, the importance of self-advocacy, and advice to young lawyers. Fowler will also be appearing at Canadian Lawyer’s upcoming Women in Law Summit in Toronto in April, where she will speak about strategies to empower women in law and how they can take charge of their own career path.

    • 21 min
    Joshua Lenon at Clio says Canadian lawyers are slow to adopt tech, but big changes are coming soon

    Joshua Lenon at Clio says Canadian lawyers are slow to adopt tech, but big changes are coming soon

    Joshua Lenon is the lawyer in residence and data protection officer at Clio. For our CL Talk podcast, he spoke to us about his role at the legal tech company, legal ethics, innovation, access to justice, privacy, data protection, artificial intelligence and the Canadian legal market.

    • 18 min

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