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Too many trying to balance too much

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM | By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Between recruiting new clients, securing office space, hiring staff and completing actual lawyer duties like filing briefs or preparing for court, to say that lawyers at small law firms and solo practitioners have a lot on their plates may be an understatement.

“Everything falls onto your shoulders,” said Jordan Furlong, a consultant and legal market analyst with Law 21 in Ottawa.

“You’re not just practising law, but you’re running a business and you’re keeping the books, and you’re managing supplies, and you’re answering e-mails and you’re...