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Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

New website offering practical legal information launches in Ontario

Steps to Justice was unveiled in Ontario last week, providing Ontario residents with step-by-step information on common legal issues they may encounter in their lives. A project of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG), the website covers questions and concerns from a wide variety of legal areas such as family, housing and employment. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Lawyers face many challenges, but use strategies to help

As a lawyer you have to agree that you and your colleagues are a “tough crowd.” Consider the common personality traits and practice challenges that you face. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

‘Traditional’ can be costly

Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Joe Milstone was involved in collaboration between a law firm and its client, a public company that was going private. The firm’s initial estimate for the legal work was hundreds of thousands of dollars. The transaction ended up costing millions of dollars ... [read more]

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Resiliency is a skill missing for too many

In Leadership from the Inside Out, Kevin Cashman tells of a senior executive who was interested in Korn Ferry’s leadership programs. He was engaged by leadership, interpersonal and career mastery. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Finding a fit for virtual desktops in your firm

Computer users typically keep the software and data they use on their computers. About five years ago, Will Davidson LLP began to access both software and data located on company servers using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). ... [read more]

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Drawing line on personal use

Early in his career as an employment lawyer, Richard Johnson was scrambling to meet a deadline for a client and went to ask a support staff member to prepare legal documents. The staffer was texting back and forth on matters unrelated to work, and Johnson found himself on hold. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Incorporating firm can bring tax relief

A professional corporation allows professionals — such as doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants — to provide their services to clients through a corporate entity, rather than personally. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Drawing the line on personal use

Early in his career as an employment lawyer, Richard Johnson was scrambling to meet a deadline for a client and went to ask a support staff member to prepare legal documents. The staffer was texting back and forth on matters unrelated to work, and Johnson found himself on hold. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Legal job outlook murky for 2017

When it comes to job prospects for lawyers in the coming year, the proverbial crystal ball is a little hazy. Legal recruiters and analysts have mixed views about the hiring outlook. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Making business development a key priority

The best place to start with business development is to help everyone within your firm understand what it is and define each individual’s role in it. ... [read more]