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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 1:33 PM

B.C., Alberta law societies make new moves in response to COVID-19

The law societies of British Columbia and Alberta have offered some new guidance to the profession in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 8:59 AM

Life in Law program offers support, advice for women lawyers in B.C. Una Radoja, Harper Grey LLP

A career in law can be overwhelming even at the best of times, and now women lawyers in B.C. who are interesting in talking about their shared problems and concerns with other practitioners have an additional option thanks to an initiative by Vancouver-based law firm Harper Grey. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 4:25 PM

Saskatchewan, Manitoba law societies work from home in light of COVID-19

As is the case with many of its counterparts, the Law Society of Saskatchewan has shut its doors and has its employees working remotely as COVID-19 continues to spread. ... [read more]

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

COVID-19: Family law going forward | Gary Joseph

The rush to find alternate ways to assist clients is remarkable. The level of suffering from this pandemic is undeniable but for the family law bar, adversity has spawned a reinvigorated effort to find ways to move matters forward, creatively craft dispute resolution methods and work towards settlement. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Good advice for small business during pandemic Businessman on laptop

The economic impact relating to the COVID-19 virus will be felt by every corner of the world. There is simply no escaping it. As a lawyer, I have many small-business clients who are now asking, “What should we do to protect ourselves during this unprecedented time?” ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 1:17 PM

Top next generation lead boosting tactics for law firms | Fran Jakubowicz

In terms of marketing spend, the legal industry is one of the most aggressive, with North American law firms spending anywhere from two to 10 per cent of their revenue on marketing activities, and 65 per cent of that amount is devoted to digital marketing activities. Yet, with law firms everywhere scrambling for space on every available digital platform, and with an average conversion rate of approximately two per cent on traditional website lead generation forms, conventional digital marketing tactics are having to create new ways to reach their audience. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 12:41 PM

New Brunswick, P.E.I. law societies shut their doors

The law societies of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have closed their doors in light of COVID-19. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 10:52 AM

Alberta Law Society extends trust safety filing deadline

The Alberta Law Society has announced it was extending the trust safety annual filing deadline. Firms will now have until April 30 to submit their annual reports. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 9:49 AM

‘It is not business as usual,’ LSO treasurer says as Canadian law societies react to COVID-19 Malcolm_Mercer_sm

As Canada continues to increase strict measures to deal with COVID-19, law societies across the country are enabling staff to work from home, while providing direction to legal professionals as they try to maintain practices during a time of social distancing. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 8:22 AM

COVID-19 court closures: What to make of it and what to do | Gary Joseph

At the risk of some serious pushback, am I the only one upset by the Supreme Court of Justice shutdown? We are facing a serious health crisis that cannot be understated. We all need to implement safe office procedures, limit personal contact and perhaps more but we also have to continue to represent families who cannot sit on the sidelines while the courts are closed. Many are in need of support and cannot bring motions. Many are not seeing their children and cannot seek access. What happened to telephone conference calls, Skype and Zoom access? Do we simply park all our matters that are urgent but will not meet the test for urgency? ... [read more]