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Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

New tax rules for lawyers: Valuate work-in-progress work_inprogress_sm

With the annual tax filing deadline on April 30, it is important to realize that the 2017 federal budget introduced a significant taxation change for professionals, including lawyers. This change now affects how non-employee lawyers are required to compute and report their income and requires that an extensive valuation of work-in-progress (WIP) takes place. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:58 PM

Continuing professional development changes affect Saskatchewan, Ontario and B.C. Priya Bhatia

Continuing professional development (CPD) rules have changed for lawyers in Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) have all undertaken efforts to review and update the rules around what does and doesn’t qualify for CPD credit. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

Associates carrying on with The Law School Show podcast Rishi Dhir

Even though they’re no longer students in law school, Rishi Dhir and Chris Deschenes are still committed to producing a podcast dedicated to giving law school students information about their career paths. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 8:55 AM

Don’t get too excited about the latest Canadian law firm rankings | Julius Melnitzer

With a passing glance at Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2018, many Canadian firms who have resisted the impulse to merge with global giants might just be patting themselves on the back. ... [read more]

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Hi-Tech: Free online legal resources good news for lawyers | Luigi Benetton

Are you an in-house counsel looking for ways to help control outside legal expenses? There’s good news: certain law firms are making “boilerplate” expertise available online — no obligation, no cost. ... [read more]

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

Merger underway between McCullough O’Connor Irwin, Bennett Jones Radha Curpen

Even though it’s not official until June 1, 2018, work is already well underway to merge the operations of McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP (MOI) and the Vancouver office of Bennett Jones LLP. ... [read more]

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]