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Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 11:50 AM

How to unleash power of employee appreciation for legal professionals every day EmployeeDay

Employee Appreciation Day is March 6 this year, and it’s often a last-minute scramble to make something special happen for employees. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2020 @ 8:46 AM

Sedona Canada’s e-discovery initiatives: 2020 and beyond personal_information_security_sm

Sedona Canada is a very busy organization these days, with more projects underway in 2020 than at virtually any other time in the group’s history. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 1:36 PM

St. John’s partner named chair of Stewart McKelvey partnership board

Stewart McKelvey announced that St. John’s partner Maureen Ryan has been appointed as chair of the firm’s partnership board. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 @ 8:28 AM

The Coach: Managing growth: When and who to hire | Gary Mitchell

Of all of the challenges you will face in business for yourself or leading a law firm, managing your growth is the best one to have. It means you have and are enjoying some level of success and you are moving forward. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 @ 9:49 AM

Calgary forum aimed at understanding importance of supporting women in legal community Manpreet Dhillon

Calgary has become the first western Canadian city to host a nationwide forum focused on bringing attention to gender equality issues in the law. The Law Needs Feminism Because (LNFB) forum has its genesis in a social media campaign which began at McGill University in 2016. ... [read more]

Monday, March 02, 2020 @ 2:11 PM

LSO approves motion on ‘direct costs’ to Compensation Fund, sets Strategic Plan Teresa_Donnelly_sm

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has examined the costs allocated to the Compensation Fund and approved a motion to limit them to “direct costs, salaries and expenses” associated with that fund. The benchers also approved the organization’s Strategic Plan, which highlights access to justice and the scope of regulation. ... [read more]

Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

Contentious motion on equity group’s involvement at LSO tabled, censure motion ruled out of order Malcolm_Mercer_sm

The debate on two motions before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) dissolved into a shout of “shame!” as benchers expressed feelings of being attacked, made claims of bullying and demands for apologies before the treasurer called issues out of order and closed the public portion of the meeting. The motions were both moved by bencher John Fagan and seconded by bencher Jared Brown. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 9:38 AM

Black professionals ‘continue to feel the sting’ of racism, Queen’s prof says Antia_Jack-Davies_sm

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) highlighted the issue of microaggressions in the legal workplace at its annual Black History Month event on Feb. 24 with keynote speaker, Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, breaking down the impact these interactions have on professional lives and personal health. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

Legal organizations lambaste motions over censure, maintenance of LSO’s Equity Advisory Group Lori_Anne_Thomas_sm

Numerous legal organizations have voiced their concern, disappointment and alarm over two motions regarding the Law Society of Ontario’s (LSO) Equity Advisory Group (EAG). One motion calls for the censure of an EAG representative, while the other asks Convocation to consider the “advisability” of maintaining a group such as EAG. The motions will be debated by Convocation on Feb. 27. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 9:58 AM

Alberta law society decides on professional development, elections at February board meeting Alberta law society president Kent Teskey

The Law Society of Alberta has decided to suspend its requirements to file a continuing professional development plan (CPD) for a two-year period while it strives to build a new plan which will consider the different levels of practice between younger and more experienced lawyers, as well as bring more focus to the idea of wellness in the profession. ... [read more]