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Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

Miller Thomson adds Vancouver counsel

Gal Smolar has joined Miller Thomson's Vancouver office as counsel. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 02:17 PM

Analytics can help lawyers become better at jobs, says data scientist Zev Eigen

Legal innovation will be driven by the greater use of data analytics in law firms and among lawyers, said Zev Eigen, a data scientist at a legal innovation forum in Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 03:39 PM

Hi-Tech: Printers invaluable but can be targeted by hackers | Luigi Benetton

Welcome to part two in a two-part series on the role of printers in law firms. In the first instalment, we discussed what firms want in printers. Today we’ll look at keeping printers safe from hackers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 02:20 PM

Legal innovation comes from looking at law from client’s perspective, says Stanford academic Margaret Hagan

When it comes to legal innovation, the first step in creating new services and products is looking at how clients experience the legal system, said Margaret Hagan, a design expert from Stanford, during a workshop held in Toronto on May 15. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 02:02 PM

Bennett Jones' Agarwal wins CBA pro bono award

Ranjan Agarwal, a partner in Bennett Jones' Toronto office, is the winner of the 2017 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 06:08 AM

Changing role of corporate general counsel explored at innovation conference Ben Heineman

Today’s general counsels need to think of their role as being that of a lawyer-statesman and not as a silent partner within a company. ... [read more]

Friday, May 12, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

Flipping lawyers to design thinking

Lawyers are expected to do more than legal research and writing now. The pressure is on law firm lawyers and corporate legal department lawyers to be more efficient, to improve the level of service and user satisfaction and to provide more holistic, business-oriented guidance. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 01:17 PM

CBA unveils children's rights toolkit for legal professionals

The Canadian Bar Association on May 11 introduced a free, comprehensive new tool to address an inherent knowledge gap on children’s rights in Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 01:27 PM

The Coach: Start small to implement change | Gary Mitchell

Have you ever gone through the process of creating a strategic plan for your firm, or practice group only to have all efforts stalled when it comes time to act on the plan? You are not alone. ... [read more]

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Osler hosts IP seminar for emerging companies

Join Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP partner Nathaniel Lipkus for a lunch and learn seminar on intellectual property from noon to 1 p.m. on May 15 in Toronto. ... [read more]