Wednesday, 01 November 2006 06:10

Law Office Management: November 2006

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Law Office Management: November 2006 Law firms abandon their old style for new, modern approach to managing their office layout.
Wednesday, 01 November 2006 06:07

Managing Partner: King looks to provide leadership

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Managing Partner: King looks to provide leadership While most lawyers simply focus on the task of running their practice, Winnipeg’s Bruce King doesn’t have that luxury. Not only does King have a busy commercial practice at Winnipeg’s Pitblado LLP, but as managing partner he also oversees the 60-lawyer business law firm, effectively wearing two hats — juggling both a working practice and overseeing the firm. King talks about how he manages both in the competitive Winnipeg marketplace.
Monday, 16 October 2006 10:04

Back Page: Scrap Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Cards

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If there was a tipping point in the last federal election, it was probably the Boxing Day shootings in Toronto. Crossfire from a gangland gun battle killed 15-year-old Jane Creba while she was shopping and injured six others. Until then, gun crime was something the Canadian public generally associated with the United States, or at least not with “good” Canadian neighbourhoods.

Monday, 16 October 2006 09:01

Law & Money: Mob rule?

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Law & Money: Mob rule?New book implicates Canadian lawyers in money laundering in a tale worthy of a John Grisham novel.

Managing Partner: Gowlings grows from its Ottawa roots Unlike many national law firms, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP’s roots weren’t Bay Street. Rather, the firm grew from its base in Ottawa and over the past decade has morphed itself into a legal heavyweight, building on its expertise in intellectual property and merging along the way with top regional firms from across Canada. Today, it encompasses eight offices, including one in Moscow, and about 700 lawyers, making it one of Canada’s biggest firms. Managing partner Scott Jolliffe talks about the challenges of growing a national law firm.

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Sunday, 10 September 2006 21:00

Managing Partner: Cockrall juggles booming markets

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Managing Partner: Cockrall juggles booming marketsWith about 100 lawyers working in offices in Calgary and Edmonton, the century-year-old law firm of Parlee McLaws LLP is one of the largest regional firms in Alberta. For managing partner Terrence Cockrall, who has been practising corporate/commercial law for more than 40 years, the challenge is to manage offices in two cities with different cost structures, both experiencing a boom, and finding the right lawyers and support staff that will help the business law firm continue its independence.

Sunday, 10 September 2006 21:00

Tech Support: Managing the knowledge flow

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Tech Support: Managing the knowledge flowDeploying a knowledge management system is essential for any law firm, but it requires buy-in from those who will use it, and those resistant to change.

Sunday, 10 September 2006 21:00

Law Office Management: Talent wars

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Not only are associates coveted here at home but also law firms operating in international waters are eying Canada's legal talent pool. To protect the future of your firm, you need a strategy that addresses the concerns of today's associates and makes them feel like part of your family.
Friday, 12 May 2006 08:54

Law and Money: My Truman Capote moment

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Almost 50 years ago, Truman Capote visited convicted murderer Perry Smith in the Kansas State Penitentiary. You can read all about it in Capote’s book In Cold Blood, which was recently made into a critically acclaimed film.

Health care legislation, tobacco litigation, securities commission and oil boom are topics of Western conversation.


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