Overseeing 140,000 lawyers – through a Northern lens

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As the leader of a body that oversees nearly 140,000 lawyers in 14 jurisdictions across the country, newly elected president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada Sheila MacPherson has had a busy few months. “Somedays … I feel like I live on an airplane,” she said. But when MacPherson lands – it’s Yellowknife...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.