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Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

The Coach: What’s in your plan for retirement? | Gary Mitchell

Are you a solo practice lawyer with retirement staring at you in the face? What about a small firm owner in the same situation? Have you thought about your exit strategy? Cashout or retirement? ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Lawyers to sing and dance to bring ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ to life Courtney Evans

Once again, Toronto-area lawyers are swapping out the courtroom for the stage, as they prepare to mount the ninth annual version of The Lawyer Show.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Firms need to plan their charitable giving Sandra Bekhor

Giving back to the community by making charitable donations is a common practice for law firms. However, what isn’t as common is having an organized plan to manage that giving. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 11:28 AM

Artificial intelligence useful for in-house counsel, conference told Moderator Bram Abramson, Monica Gallant, Benjamin Alarie and Natalie Munroe

When in-house counsel consider the use of an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, they should consider it as an assistive service, according to presenters at a recent Ontario Bar Association conference. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 9:37 AM

Facebook data sweep raises legal and ethical issues facebookbauer

Privacy law has been in the spotlight following the reveal of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, raising important legal and ethical issues. Corporate entities, which advertise on social media or collect data through online tools, need to be apprised of the ever-changing legal framework around these practices. ... [read more]

Monday, April 09, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Project will make Windsor-area libraries more friendly to self-represented litigants Dayna Cornwall

Over the course of two years, public libraries in Windsor, Ont., and in the County of Essex will be transformed into places better designed to serve self-represented litigants facing family law matters. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 1:22 PM

In-house counsel need to manage people, metrics, LSO summit told Kristina Milbourn and Martha Binks

Being proactive about work accomplishments and supportive of colleagues is the best way that in-house counsel have to avoid being seen as something other than a cost centre by the businesses and organizations that employ them. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 05, 2018 @ 10:31 AM

Wellness: Five ways to reduce stress and boost practice profits | Darryl Singer

Let’s talk workflow (or work-in-process, WIP), money and your stress. Guess what? The three are linked. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

N.S. law firm registration process opens up channels of communication  Tilly Pillay

The new process the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) has implemented to register new law firms before they are allowed to open appears to be a success. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 9:43 AM

Court of Appeal dismisses Fasken’s motion for charging order against client Yan David Payne sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed a motion brought by Fasken Martin DuMoulin LLP for a charging order on costs against a client. The decision, counsel says, shows that provisions under the Solicitors Act should not be used as “primary tools” for the collection of unpaid accounts. ... [read more]