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Monday, 27 October 2014 08:00

Communication, communication, communication

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Stephen-Mabey-2013.jpgThe recent CBA Futures Report, “Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada,” identified the following deliverables that clients were looking for from their lawyers:
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Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.
Diversity panel participants John Mountain, SVP, Legal, NEI Investments; Kate Broer, Dentons LLP, Dorothy Quann, VP GC, Xerox and Bindu Dhaliwal, associate GC BMO & panel moderator.
While some of the largest organizations in Canada have established the business case for embracing diversity in the legal profession, some law firms still aren’t buying into the importance of diversity and inclusion.
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Monday, 29 September 2014 10:23

Chasing data

Illustration: Matthew Billington
Illustration: Matthew Billington
Anne Glover will admit it: She sometimes misses all those banker’s boxes. Well, maybe not all the banker’s boxes. “I miss the days of five boxes where they would say, ‘Here are all the documents in the case,’ and you could read them five times and know you didn’t miss anything. Those days are gone,” says Glover, a partner at Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto.
Published in Features
Monday, 29 September 2014 10:23

Here come the algorithms

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_October_CanLaw_Algorithms_final.jpgLaw firms looking to secure their future need to hire more technology experts, not lawyers. It’s one of the key takeaways from the “Legal Technology Future Horizons” report from the International Legal Technology Association.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 15 September 2014 10:18

Be present, practise better

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_LIndsay-Scott14.jpgThis is a column I’ve been meaning to write for some time, and since the fall is usually my busiest time of year, there’s no time like the present. Which is sort of the point of this article: how mindfulness, meditation, and “being present” has benefited my law practice.
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Monday, 15 September 2014 09:00

Client focused cost controls

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Stephen-Mabey-2013.jpgCenters of excellence

“Canadian lawyers typically don’t compete by reducing their own costs — that type of competitive advantage is lost on them. Gowlings seems to be the lone Ontario exception as they opened operations in Hamilton, Ont. (quite some time ago) for reasons that must be related to costs savings. There still seems to be a notion that moving non-legal or even legal functions to low-cost centres is not the Canadian way.” — Mitch Kowlaski, Sept. 13, 2012
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Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

The rise of the single services provider

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2014_September_multiservice.jpgA small Toronto law firm says the move to form an alliance with Deloitte Canada will strengthen its position to help clients better navigate the increasingly complex world of immigration law.
Published in Latest News
Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00

Stronger than ever

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_2014_September_Issue_WesternSkyline.jpgCanadian Lawyer returns to our survey of western and northern-based firms to find a region filled with excitement and not afraid to flex its muscles. Merger-mania is over and the regional firms left standing are stronger than ever. “I think there’s been a seismic shift,” says Richard Bereti, managing partner of Harper Grey LLP.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-CANADIANLawyer_Columnists_Stephen-Mabey-2013.jpgDr. Larry Richard, seen by many as an eminent expert on the personality profile of lawyers, has pointed out the following characteristics of lawyers in the past:
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Monday, 25 August 2014 08:00

Bull by the horns

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_August_Fall_Issue_Bull.jpgEntrepreneurship is a catchword in the practice of law these days, but it’s also a skill you could use when articling in a small law firm, where there is less structure and more room to innovate and create the kind of experience you want.
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