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Keeping the lines of communication open

Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Grant Cameron

On the first Friday afternoon of every month, associates and partners at Hicks Adams, a criminal defence law firm in Toronto, put away their legal pads, pack up their briefcases and head out for a social pint — or two — at the local pub. The law firm picks up the tab.

It’s just one way the firm attempts to retain associates. It’s not so much about the free beer as it’s a get-together that promotes communication and camaraderie between employees.

“When you get people together,...