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Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Tight family ties can choke firms

For four years, Cris Lam and her younger brother, Billy, worked at Toronto’s Benmor Family Law Group. They would commute to the midtown office together, and frequently have “family lunch” in a boardroom with another lawyer whose brother was the head of marketing at the same small firm. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

What to do when you are the problem

“Are you really wearing that to the client meeting?” “Why are you always so unprepared for our budget discussions?” Difficult conversations may put you out of your comfort zone. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Choosing the right tech tools

Years ago when lawyers went to trial, they’d have to lug banker’s boxes of files to the courtroom and leaf through countless folders to find the right document. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Using humour to get through the daily grind

What do you have when 100 lawyers are buried up to their necks in sand? Not enough sand. Ba-dum-bum. We’re here all week, try the veal.Ah, lawyer jokes, they’ve been around for decades. Some are clever, while a good many are, well, less so. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Coming back from defeat

Marcy Segal can still remember how she felt 15 years ago when one of her clients was convicted and received a lengthy sentence for importing a narcotic. “I recall crying with the client in the cell,” says the criminal defence lawyer, convinced to this day her client was innocent. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Surviving the corporate wilderness

Like navigating a jungle with few tools, finding your way through the corporate structure can be a challenge if you are not prepared. One of the main reasons for this is that too much focus is placed on the trail and not enough on the sounds of the jungle itself. ... [read more]