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The Immigration Line
March 30, 2015
Being selected takes planning and strategizing
I’ve written before about the changes to the Canadian permanent residence process and the Express Entry system. We all know it’s changed. We know there is a portal. We know you enter the portal and get ranked against fellow applicants based on a variety of factors including language ability, age, education, and whether or not there has been a labour market test for the position you currently hold in Canada.
March 30, 2015
Video: Making Rain - Episode 61: Give yourself regular feedback
In this month’s episode, executive coach Debra Forman challenges you  to take ownership and control of a more personal and fulfilling feedback process by providing yourself with “in the moment” feedback as it relates to your daily effectiveness.
March 30, 2015
Blurring the lines of music infringement law
For many years now, I have enjoyed three simultaneous careers. I am a senior member of the bar of British Columbia, focusing on entertainment law; I am a member of the State Bar of California, regularly dealing with my colleagues in Hollywood; and I am a music producer and composer with a current co-write on the radio and a cue on a currently airing TV show.
March 30, 2015
A way to start framing change in your firm
Most people in the legal industry feel like they’re finally starting to get a handle on the various things that have been changing in recent years. We’ve become accustomed to the ideas of shifting client expectations, a buyer’s market for legal services, savvier clients, and the need to change the way legal services are offered and priced.
March 30, 2015
Defending yourself for being in court
Recently, I was in court on a summary trial and was asked plainly why my case had not been resolved.
March 30, 2015
Billable hour morphing into alternative arrangements
It may not be in its final hour, but more and more lawyers are conceding the billable hour is being put in its “proper place” and is in steady decline.
Ab Initio
March 30, 2015
Exam avoidance: The new motivation behind course selections
Whoa, has this month been busy. Presentations, seminars, and papers have overwhelmed me, and the submersion looks to continue in April.
March 30, 2015
Student debt top focus for law student group
One of the things the Law Students’ Society of Ontario will focus on is managing tuition fees via the student loan re-distribution program for students who may not be able to enter law school due to financial barriers say president Ryan Robski and vice president Adam Gilani.

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Video: Making Rain: Give yourself regular feedback
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