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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 03:39 PM

Hi-Tech: Printers invaluable but can be targeted by hackers | Luigi Benetton

Welcome to part two in a two-part series on the role of printers in law firms. In the first instalment, we discussed what firms want in printers. Today we’ll look at keeping printers safe from hackers. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 03:29 PM

Ottawa law group seeks input on LSUC licensing

The County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) is participating in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s province-wide Dialogue on Licensing and intends to make a written submission to the law society on this important topic in light of the ongoing articling crisis and the uncertainty surrounding the future of the LPP program. ... [read more]

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 03:13 PM

Prosecutor Riley named B.C. Supreme Court judge

Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on May 12 that Paul Riley, senior general counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. ... [read more]

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 12:16 PM

Tax Views: Capital gains exemption for corporate shares | Vern Krishna

The Canadian income tax system provides substantial advantages for small businesses to grow, and their owners to retire upon sale of the business. The rules, however, are written in tax language, which has a different grammatical style than ordinary English and should be parsed with care only by professionals trained in the language. ... [read more]

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

Hi-Tech: In a digital world, paper still matters to law firms | Luigi Benetton

Chuck Rothman has heard of law firms whose offices could be cited by the fire marshal. “They have bankers boxes lining every hallway,” he said. ... [read more]

Friday, May 05, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

Dentons adds 15 new Canadian partners among 54 promoted globally

While different offices and regions announce new partners at different times during the year, Dentons has announced that  this year the firm has promoted 54 new partners from its Canada, Europe, Singapore, U.K., Middle East, Africa and U.S. regions. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 01:27 PM

The Coach: Start small to implement change | Gary Mitchell

Have you ever gone through the process of creating a strategic plan for your firm, or practice group only to have all efforts stalled when it comes time to act on the plan? You are not alone. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 07:04 AM

Unlocking the power of relational data to improve collaboration

We are experiencing a data scientific revolution in HR right now. That means that big HR problems are being addressed by new sources of higher quality data, and those data are being cultivated into actionable business intelligence for companies wise enough to incorporate next generation HR tech into their toolkits. One of the biggest ways in which this revolution is being staged is by the gathering and evaluation of relational data. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 01:01 PM

Compensation season: Never too early to prepare for next year | Warren Bongard

I've been recruiting lawyers for over 20 years. What occurs every year, never ceases to amaze. My phone rings regularly (believe me, I am not complaining), asking for comparable data for partner compensation. ... [read more]

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 09:20 AM

McInnes Cooper partner elected to N.S. law society's board

Brian Awad, a partner with McInnes Cooper in Halifax, has been elected as a member of the governing council of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. ... [read more]