Jim Middlemiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) blogs about the legal profession at WebNews Management.com and can be followed on Twitter @JimMiddlemiss.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:00
|Competition commissioner John Pecman|
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:00
Dear Attorney General Yasir Naqvi,
Monday, 03 October 2016 09:00
Sidney Green’s fight with the Manitoba Law Society has become the most expensive continuing education course that he never took.
Monday, 05 September 2016 09:00
Look out litigators, Premonition is coming to town, and with it a level of transparency not normally seen in the legal business.
Monday, 06 June 2016 09:00
Never before has a single law firm done so much to crystalize global debate around offshore banking. Not only has Mossack Fonseca — the Panamanian law firm that will be forever linked to the Panama Papers — managed to focus world attention on tax havens but, at the same time, it has become the poster child for cybersecurity breaches in the legal business, not something you want to achieve.
Monday, 02 May 2016 09:00
Peter Lukasiewicz has seen the inside of many law firm mergers during his long career at what is now Gowling WLG. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Gowling joined forces with five law firms, including Lafleur Brown in Montreal, Montpellier McKeen in Vancouver, Code Hunter and Ballem MacInnes, both in Calgary, and Ontario’s Smith Lyons to form a national juggernaut with more than 700 lawyers, making it one of the biggest law firms in Canada.
Monday, 07 September 2015 09:00
Dentons LLP is in a dogfight with American Lawyer magazine over the media empire’s Global 100 law firm rankings. The firm takes issue with the profit-per-equity-partner figure cooked up by the magazine, after Dentons announced last year it wouldn’t disclose its numbers. So much so it created the web site accuracy100.com to argue its case after the firm says requests for corrections fell on deaf ears.
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:00
Hail, hail the sharing economy! It’s putting lawyers to work.
Monday, 04 May 2015 08:00
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 their faces as they barge by a pack of microphones and TV cameras.
Monday, 02 March 2015 08:00
As the law school year winds down across the country, Canada’s medium and large law firms begin preparations for the annual legal rite of passage — articling. That’s when hordes of lawyer wannabes, fresh out of torts and civil procedure, disperse across law firms, and anxiously seek to dip their toes in the legal waters.