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May 25, 2015
Video: Making Rain: Take the personal challenge
This month, executive coach Debra Forman discussed taking ownership internal and external demands and pressures and personally challenging and proactively nominating yourself to improve or push your limits to attain success.
Sidebars
May 25, 2015
Judges in a (St) Cloud
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. St-Cloud has created a buzz in the profession.
May 25, 2015
Vital to balance employee privacy with security
In an effort to boost information security levels and impress its new mayor, a municipality in British Columbia learned the hard way that employee privacy trumps security.
Ab Initio
May 25, 2015
Marks make us into monsters
With exams behind us and law students merrily settled back at home with loved ones and mom and dad’s well-stocked fridge, school seems a distant memory. However, grades have begun to trickle in and facing the music of marks will continue for many students well into June.
Managing Partner Forum
May 25, 2015
The journey from the billable hour to value-based flat fees
Most lawyers will tell you it is impossible to bill on a flat-fee basis. They will claim “our work is too customized” or “there are far too many unknowns to ever predict cost.” Surprisingly, these same lawyers also pitch that they “are experts in their field” and “have handled many cases just like yours.”
The IT Girl
May 25, 2015
Why tech deals fail
There is nothing like the feeling of satisfaction, coupled with equal parts of relief, when a technology deal finally closes. From the congratulatory e-mails to closing dinners, parties that have just concluded a technology deal are like honeymooners during the first flush of their romance, eager, hopeful, and expectant of great things.

Current Issue

May 2015 • Volume 39, Issue 5
    • Subtitle Cover Story
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: May 2015
    Law firms are broken. For the profession’s long-term survival, the structure of the traditional partnership — and the traditional partner…
    • Subtitle Top 10 personal injury boutiques
    Written by Shannon Kari
    Issue Date: May 2015
    The Top 10 Personal injury boutiquesThis year’s top personal injury boutiques boasts two new firms — BolandHowe and Litwiniuk &…
    • Subtitle Legal Report: Forensics & Criminal Law
    Written by Janet Guttsman
    Issue Date: May 2015
    A compassionate and moving ruling from a Toronto judge has focused attention on Gladue courts and other support mechanisms for…

Departments

    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: May 2015
    In her years on the bench, Carol Baird Ellan had a front row seat to the challenges facing the underprivileged in society. Now she wants to try and effect change from a different perch — elected politician. “I have a passion for the justice system. There are things I’d like…

Columns

    • Subtitle Back Page
    Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: May 2015
    I’m tired of “no comment.” It’s a hackneyed phrase that lawyers (and organizations) rely on far too often and doesn’t serve a client’s interest. There’s nothing that suggests guilt more than seeing a lawyer or client running the media gauntlet trying to shove cameras out of the way or cloak…
    • Subtitle Editor's Desk
    Written by Gail J. Cohen
    Issue Date: May 2015
    “Minivation.” That’s what Bill Pentney, who runs Canada’s largest law firm, calls the first and most important step to innovation.
 
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