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Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Putting expenses to the smell test

Taking a client out for lunch downtown, or to a baseball game? What about spending $1,000 on a dinner in Las Vegas? That is the type of expense that might raise some questions at a law firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Lawyers get new training regimen

Lawyers in Nova Scotia will face a learning curve this year. Under a new rule put in place by the provincial barristers’ society, all lawyers must prepare a continuing professional development (CPD) plan that spells out their training for the next 12 months. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Collaboration adds value when marketing

There’s a wide range of possibilities between just going where the wind blows and deliberately determining the future of a legal practice. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

You can't fix it if you don't know it's broken

The first step in utilizing feedback is admitting that you might not be thrilled about knowing how your clients feel. Get over it, quickly. In fact, once you reach out, you may be pleasantly surprised. And, if your firm is the only one in the market gathering feedback while your competitors are still avoiding it, you will gain a huge competitive advantage in a very short time frame. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Presentations can set stage to reel in clients

Giving presentations, workshops and taking part in other speaking opportunities are one of many business building tools you can use to build your practice. They are good for networking by adding people to your contact list, building profile and expertise in your subject area and building profile (name recognition) and relationships in your target audience ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Good teams need social sensitivity

The million-dollar question: “What makes a successful team?” We have all been a part of team whether at work, as a family or something extracurricular like sports. And there are times when the team functions well, accomplishes its goals and everyone seems to enjoy working with each other. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Legal podcasts generating growing audiences

A podcast can be an excellent way for lawyers to share their ideas on a global platform and market themselves as experts in their area of law. This form of digital media allows podcasters to make low-cost episodes of any subject and length while offering listeners the opportunity to receive that information whenever and wherever they choose. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Look before you leap when offered leadership role

Managing private practice firms has gotten even more challenging in recent years, so perhaps it is no surprise that the current leadership has asked you to take on a new role in the firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Board service is a natural fit for lawyers

Lawyers make excellent directors. They bring an enormous depth of experience to the boardroom. They are accustomed to coming up to speed on the needs of an organization quickly and applying risk-based analysis to reach workable solutions. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Experience still counts for lawyers

Whether they’re looking for a broader client base, advancement in a large firm, or simply a job in a rapidly changing legal profession where traditional career paths are no longer certain, many lawyers may consider gaining a competitive advantage through further education in addition to a law degree.   ... [read more]