519 672 2121
Close mobile menu

Do lawyers improve our world? American lawyer Philip Howard has launched a campaign to overhaul the expensive, slow US legal system,  because of the public harm caused by litigation over public authority and professional judgment. For example, should students really be able to sue their teachers over their grades? Is medicine improved by suing so many doctors, nurses and hospitals, and how does that affect the skyrocketing cost of health care? (And should public money really fund courts to hear custody battles over pets?)

Sad to say, Howard’s Ted Talk rant is just as applicable in Canada as in the US. It’s a debate worth having –  have we allowed the role of litigation and courts to expand too much, in environmental and other fields? And if so, what should we do about it?

News & Views


The more you understand, the easier it is to manage well.

View Blog

Is it even a pilot project 24 years later?: The case for mandatory mediation across Ontario

Lawyers practicing any form of litigation know that mediation can be a client’s best friend.…

How do I know if I formed a contract?

The digital age has created a variety of new issues related to contract formation… did you k…