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Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 9:27 AM

Hi-Tech: More women tech entrepreneurs just what industry needs | Luigi Benetton

Software development has long been known as a “boys’ club” but women leaders are making their mark on the industry too. Their perspectives may be what the field needs to build more sustainable successes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 9:06 AM

Is LinkedIn still worth it for lawyers in 2019? | Kim McLaughlin

The best time to get on LinkedIn was 2010, but does that mean 2019 is too late? It turns out that 2019 is shaping up to be a great time for lawyers to finally get active on LinkedIn, and for a few good reasons. Here they are: ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:42 AM

Collaboration among siloed specialists boosted by knowledge management knowledge_management_sm

The need for greater value continues to evolve within the legal industry, and increasingly, in-house legal departments are working with firms that focus on client experience. Knowledge Management (KM) professionals are providing innovative solutions to contribute to the overall client experience and are leveraging technology to do it. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 8:55 AM

In-house counsel relying on expert help to run departments Warren Bongard

Legal departments south of the border are evolving to meet changing expectations from senior management, and that evolution includes reaching out for a helping hand to ensure legal departments are run like business units, according to the 2018 Chief Legal Officer Survey from legal consultants Altman Weil. The trend is not unique to the United States, however, legal experts from Canada told The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 12:59 PM

Proposed changes to Law Society Tribunal Rules of Practice highlight modernization, accessibility Isfahan Merali sm

Improved accessibility through technology, plain language and transparency are some of the goals behind proposed changes to the Law Society Tribunal’s Rules of Practice, which committee members hope will lead to enhanced best practices for the tribunal. The Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) Tribunal Committee has invited stakeholders and the public to provide comment on the proposed changes up until Jan. 15. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:02 AM

Incorporating your law firm a great tax planning tool tax_saving_sm

Want to reduce the taxes you pay in 2019? Consider incorporating your legal practice. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Quebec legal tech company, law firm team up to tap into entrepreneur market Gilles de Saint-Exupéry

A Quebec regional law firm has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with a Montreal legal tech firm to offer turnkey, fixed-price legal services to Quebec entrepreneurs in a move that legal insiders forecast will be occurring more frequently in the Quebec legal scene. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Hi-Tech: Legal translation technology a matter of trust | Luigi Benetton

Companies that file documents with the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) often need to ensure they are in both of Canada’s official languages. Document translation is expensive. Can businesses avoid this expense? After all, it’s 2019. Free translation services abound online. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 6:24 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 11:44 AM

Incoming Alberta law society president-elect highlights articling, access to justice as challenges Kent Teskey, Alberta Law Society president-elect

The incoming president-elect of the Law Society of Alberta is looking to address rapid change in the legal profession and ensuring lawyers are properly trained to meet modern challenges after he takes on the mantle of leadership in February. Kent Teskey of Edmonton’s Pringle Chivers Sparks takes over from current president-elect Rob Armstrong in February and then takes the top job in 2020. He has served as a bencher since 2015. He said he decided to seek the top job after becoming involved in the legal aid system in Alberta, in which the law society has a governance role. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

Serving court papers still requires personal touch, unless conditions are met, court finds David_Fraser_sm

There may come a time when the rules around serving someone court papers via social media will relax, but the traditional method of personal delivery will remain the primary means for the foreseeable future. ... [read more]