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New look for traditional profession

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

For lawyer Jonathon Baker, even the word “office” had to be done away with.

“[It] seems very four corners, very in-the-box thinking style; it’s very formal, very structured, rigid,” said Baker, a partner at the Law Studio in Toronto.

And it was after he spoke to lawyers in Italy and professionals in Argentina that he discovered that they referred to their office as a studio.

“I thought, ‘Wow, what a kind of refreshing idea.’ It sounds so much more pleasant an idea; going to your studio...