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Stay tuned for a public interest message

June-1-2015

Lawyer Neill May
Area Corporate Finance and Securities

Summary

Article originally published in the Canadian Lawyer Magazine, June 2015

Excerpt from "Stay tuned for a public interest message":

One of the most frightening moments I had as a young lawyer happened after a friend of mine and I had been called to the printer to proofread a circular that was to be printed overnight (the trip to the printer is a clue as to the age of this story, though a less powerful one than the description of my part in it as a young lawyer).  Having each read half of a very long document into the early hours of the morning and left it for the printer to print, my friend and I were called by a senior lawyer on the file. The senior lawyer enhanced the drama by drawing out his point.  There is a typo in the circular. It is on the very first page of the document. Then came the punch line: there is an “L” missing in the word “publicly.”  The worst moment endured until the lawyer answered my “Which one?” question by saying it was the second one.  So it could have been much worse. Still, the word “public” has scared me since.

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