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Leaving a law firm gracefully | Warren Bongard

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 3:24 PM | By Warren Bongard

Law used to be a calling. Then it became a profession. Now it is a business.

Leaving a law firm partnership 25 years ago was rare. Today, it is commonplace. Back then, many felt that leaving a partnership was disloyal. Proof that law is now a business is in the number of non-billing executives working at Big Law in Canada (read: chief operating officer, chief client officer, chief executive officer etc.)  As such, we must expect partners to be wooed by their competitors on a regular...