It is an honour to write for Canadian Lawyer, and follow someone as thoughtful and principled as Karen Selick.
Unlike Karen, however, I describe myself as a liberal feminist. This is a new development, and I did not disclose it until after I accepted the offer to write.
I have chosen this appellation because no one else seems to be a liberal feminist these days — or a secular humanist, or a gay rights advocate. At least not when it counts.
Corporate commercial lawyer André Vautour, managing partner of Québec’s Desjardins Ducharme, LLP, talks about the challenges of running an independent regional law firm - with offices in Montréal and Québec City - at a time when the legal market is consolidating.