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Exit strategies: What is your practice worth?Getting out of your practice is a reality sole and small practioners will one day face. The greying of the bar has made this a topical issue, especially in rural areas.
Video: Practice Made Perfect – Why curiosity mattersIn this month’s episode, business development coach Jane Southren talk about how most lawyers have curiosity wired into them, but even if that’s not true for you, it’s something you can and should cultivate.
Understanding risk boundaries when entering Canada to ‘work’I am often asked some variation of this question by new/potential clients, “Are you telling me that every company in Canada who has senior executives who live in another country and work frequently in Canada are getting work permits?”
Monday, 28 March 2016 09:00

Jail house of cards

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Jail house of cardsMy late mother, elegant into her 90s, loved to gather with her friends and enjoy a thoughtful, perhaps itself elegant game of bridge. I was thinking that if her afternoon bridge game was alive today, there would be uncomfortable hesitation in laying down that winning hand and declaring “trump.”
Monday, 28 March 2016 09:00

Hello? It’s not just e-mail . . .

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Hello? It’s not just e-mail . . .As Canadian and foreign companies that do business in Canada continue to struggle with the complexities of Canda’s Anti-Spam Legislation compliance, some organizations are tempted to just reach for their phones instead and do some old-fashioned “cold calling,” believing themselves immune from legal censure.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

A tale of two standards

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A tale of two standardsI’ll start this column by telling you about what has been referred to as “one of NL’s biggest fraud scandals.” The period of 1999 to 2004 represented both the best of times and the worst of times for local Newfoundland and Labrador real estate development company Myles-Legér Ltd., co-owned by brothers William and Randell Clarke.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

Keeping up with international treaties

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Keeping up with international treatiesUnless you are a keen observer of international human rights, you probably don’t know that earlier this month a United Nations expert committee issued its periodic review on Canada’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. By acceding to this and other treaties, our governments accept the obligation to implement the provisions of the treaties and to report every five years on their progress.
Monday, 21 March 2016 09:00

Obviously hard to prove

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Obviously hard to proveThere exists an overwhelming imbalance of power between the state and the individual.
Monday, 14 March 2016 10:00

Make metrics make you

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Make metrics make youThere are a lot of opinions and emoticons out there in today’s online world. Manage your path forward through research and your destiny through the setting and measuring of success metrics. Let the facts, rather than hearsay, guide you to a successful career.
Monday, 14 March 2016 09:00

The hiring process: Know what you want

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The hiring process: Know what you wantIn a few months, articling candidates and freshly called lawyers will be pounding the pavement looking for positions.
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