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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]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 9:01 AM

Solicitor-client privilege could be next victim of the Panama Papers | Julius Melnitzer

Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, is closing its doors at the end of March. But its legacy, a full-frontal attack on lawyers, looms large. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

Hi-Tech: Speed of light document analysis | Luigi Benetton

Software developers have been automating low-level document review decision-making for years. That automation helps lawyers zero-in on relevant language faster. The end game? Faster review speeds can result in lower costs for clients and improved competitiveness for lawyers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

Compensation for women in-house counsel still lagging: report Dal Bhathal

Female in-house counsel still earn less than their male counterparts, even if that pay gap has narrowed. That’s particularly true for women in senior positions in their organizations. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:52 PM

Gowling WLG teams up with blockchain company

Gowling WLG has formed what it is calling a strategic alliance with Toronto-based Decentral Inc. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

Legal professionals would rather deal with sexual harassment quietly, panellists say Lai-King Hum, Deepa Matto, Sharan Basran

Fear — of speaking out, of repercussions or of damaging a hard-earned career — was a major theme at a panel discussion on sexual harassment and discrimination held at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to commemorate International Women’s Day. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

In-house counsel need to embrace AI, Law Society of Ontario summit told Maya_Medeiros_and_Shelby_Austin

In-house counsel need to jump on the artificial intelligence (AI) technology bandwagon if they want to keep up with where the legal industry is heading. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

Competency assessments in Manitoba could face legal challenges, lawyer says Charles_Huband_sm

Expect court challenges should Manitoba’s law society choose to make mandatory proposed competency programs for its members, says a lawyer who disputed the regulator’s requirement of continuing professional development. ... [read more]