practice management


  • Starting a new firm means hard work, networking

    Starting a new firm means hard work, networking

    Oct 1, 2018

    For many lawyers who start out working for a national or well-established firm or as a junior to someone prominent in the field, there comes a time when thoughts turn to going out on one’s own or with a few colleagues.

  • AI technology can enhance a practice

    AI technology can enhance a practice

    Oct 1, 2018

    Artificial intelligence may seem imposing to members of the legal profession who are wary of terms such as “cognitive technologies” or “digital distruption.”

  • Advocacy skills crucial for lawyers’ development

    Advocacy skills crucial for lawyers’ development

    Oct 1, 2018

    It has been a decade since the four-and-half-month period of practical skills training was eliminated as a result of major changes to the bar admissions requirements in Ontario.

  • Traditional marketing by lawyers can work

    Traditional marketing by lawyers can work

    Oct 1, 2018

    While it may seem to be an anachronism to anyone who is newer to the profession, it was not that many years ago that one of the major marketing decisions for lawyers was whether to take out an advertisement in the Yellow Pages that serviced the local community.

  • Rules change could hamper access to justice: advocates

    Rules change could hamper access to justice: advocates

    Aug 6, 2018

    The Ontario Bar Association is raising concerns about how amendments to the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s model rules to prevent money laundering could negatively impact access to justice.

  • Imperfection rules

    Jul 23, 2018

    If much of modern technology focuses on extracting the messiness and toil out of life (like automated cars and artificial intelligence, for example), then one could assume that the law exists to clarify matters when things, indeed, go wrong. And go wrong they will.

  • Networking and the #MeToo movement

    Jul 23, 2018

    The #MeToo movement was brought to the forefront in 2017 following the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement is alive and well in Canada.

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