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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 9:54 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 12:53 PM

Experts give insights into pros and perils of a virtual law firm Lisa Stam

Lisa Stam had a good six-and-a-half year run practising employment, labour, pension and human rights law at Baker McKenzie in Toronto from 2007 to 2014. But over that time, she noticed a change in client expectations regarding legal services. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

#BellLetsTalk about practical mental health help for lawyers | Sarah Molyneaux

Talking about mental health issues in the legal profession is important. Lawyers still feel ashamed about admitting to any weakness. We still hesitate to ask for help or take time for real self-care. But, as we talk more about mental health, it’s becoming clearer that just talking about these issues isn’t enough. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 11:21 AM

What we can learn from On the Basis of Sex protesterssky

There’s one scene in On the Basis of Sex, the new biopic about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that I can’t get out of my head. It shows a younger RBG (as she’s now affectionately known), then a law professor at Rutgers, purposefully striding through a crowd of anti-Vietnam War protesters to get to her lecture. ... [read more]

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

Wellness: Five things to do while under suspension | Darryl Singer

The Law Society of Ontario has published something called Guideline for Lawyers Who Have Been Suspended or Given an Undertaking Not to Practice. This document is a near-exhaustive list of all the things you cannot do while under suspension. Sadly, the LSO does not publish anything which tells suspended lawyers the things they could, should, or might want to do while serving their suspension. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 1:42 PM

Alberta Law Society faces strategic planning year in 2019: incoming president Rob Armstrong, president-elect, Law Society of Alberta

The Law Society of Alberta needs to focus on training, access to justice and legal innovation as it plans for the challenges of the future, says the regulator’s president-elect. ... [read more]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

Why we should stop obsessing about aligning compensation with strategy womanclimbingstairs.jpg

You’re wrong if you think your compensation structure — with all all its carrots and sticks — is your most effective strategic tool. Compensation is a blunt and rudimentary tool, like the wheel. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

Workplaces need inclusive leaders to break through implicit bias, speaker says Delee Fromm sm

Everyone has implicit bias. Whether it’s toward a specific culture, gender, or age, biases learned from childhood impact how people behave in a workplace which, Delee Fromm explained, need to be broken in order to change social norms. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Hi-Tech: More women tech entrepreneurs just what industry needs | Luigi Benetton

Software development has long been known as a “boys’ club” but women leaders are making their mark on the industry too. Their perspectives may be what the field needs to build more sustainable successes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

Is LinkedIn still worth it for lawyers in 2019? | Kim McLaughlin

The best time to get on LinkedIn was 2010, but does that mean 2019 is too late? It turns out that 2019 is shaping up to be a great time for lawyers to finally get active on LinkedIn, and for a few good reasons. Here they are: ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Collaboration among siloed specialists boosted by knowledge management knowledge_management_sm

The need for greater value continues to evolve within the legal industry, and increasingly, in-house legal departments are working with firms that focus on client experience. Knowledge Management (KM) professionals are providing innovative solutions to contribute to the overall client experience and are leveraging technology to do it. ... [read more]