innovation

  • Finding my ‘fit’ at CMHC

    Finding my ‘fit’ at CMHC

    Mar 25, 2019

    The case for diversity and inclusion is clearly established: we know that it drives the bottom line, generating different perspectives and ideas, increasing productivity and creating safe, respectful and healthy work cultures.

  • Blakes top in brand index; McCarthy’s top in innovation

    Blakes top in brand index; McCarthy’s top in innovation

    Mar 19, 2019

    For the fourth year in a row, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP took the top spot in the Acritas brand index, but McCarthy Tétrault LLP leads when it comes to recognition by in-house counsel that it has embraced innovation.

  • Legal ops at a crossroads

    Feb 4, 2019

    As we launch our sixth annual Innovatio Awards recognizing innovation in-house this month, I am excited to announce that this year we are adding a category recognizing excellence for legal operations — a multi-disciplinary team approach to managing the challenges of legal departments both big and small.

  • Does the legal profession have a moral duty to innovate?

    Does the legal profession have a moral duty to innovate?

    Dec 10, 2018

    Do lawyers have a social and moral duty to embrace innovation to ensure access to justice?

  • 2018 Innovatio Awards: Forging a new path forward

    2018 Innovatio Awards: Forging a new path forward

    Sep 20, 2018

    To make change and truly innovate requires focused work researching the possibilities.

  • Let the accountants regulate

    Let the accountants regulate

    Sep 10, 2018

    Accounting firms could help us innovate in regulating legal services

  • OBA launches first Innovator-in-Residence program

    OBA launches first Innovator-in-Residence program

    Aug 2, 2018

    A new and unique program launched today by the Ontario Bar Association aims to identify, develop and advance innovations that will help members better serve their clients.

  • Partnering for innovation and risk mitigation

    Jul 3, 2018
  • Bring on the product managers

    May 22, 2018

    Law firms need a person who is formally responsible for product success.

  • Joni Mitchell and innovation in Canadian legal education

    Apr 23, 2018

    =It’s true that there is some pretty exciting stuff going on in the legal marketplace

  • How to be a legal entrepreneur

    How to be a legal entrepreneur

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers have many helpful attributes, but their aversion to ambiguity needs to be overcome.

  • Training yesterday's lawyers

    Training yesterday's lawyers

    Feb 5, 2018

    Why the pace of change is not as fast for both critics and law school deans alike

  • Training tomorrow’s lawyers

    Feb 5, 2018

    Are law schools training tomorrow’s or yesterday’s lawyers? It is an urgent question, yet there is no simple answer.

  • Who is the future lawyer?

    Who is the future lawyer?

    Jan 26, 2018

    American legal innovator, Mark A. Cohen, speaks at Ryerson University's Legal Innovation Zone in Toronto at a Lunch and Law event on Jan. 16. He spoke about how lawyers and the profession of law must evolve – including legal education.

  • Disrupting from within

    Jan 8, 2018

    Most law firms won’t be technology innovators, but strategic partnerships can help them compete.

  • Get creative in billing clients for dispute resolution

    Get creative in billing clients for dispute resolution

    Nov 20, 2017

    Most individuals looking for legal help in a dispute would love to scrap pre-paid, uncapped time-based billing, and lawyers should be open to that.

  • IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, Norton Rose to participate in Accessibility Innovation Showcase

    IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, Norton Rose to participate in Accessibility Innovation Showcase

    Sep 20, 2017

    Law students from the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic, in collaboration with lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP’s IP group, will offer pro bono one-to-one intellectual property advice at an upcoming Ask the Expert program.

  • How I innovate in-house: Stop thinking like a lawyer

    How I innovate in-house: Stop thinking like a lawyer

    Sep 19, 2017

    I was asked to write about how I innovate as an in-house lawyer. My immediate answer was “stop thinking like a lawyer.” We are trained as lawyers to protect against risk and to get the best deal possible for our client. While my legal training has been instrumental to the value I bring, my successes to date would not have been possible if I was driven primarily by risk mitigation and getting the best deal possible.

  • Innovate to move faster and smarter

    Innovate to move faster and smarter

    Sep 19, 2017

    From Canopy Growth (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.), where Phil Shaer is doing deals in a space that is part of a fundamental change in how society views cannabis, to the biggest corporate merger in Canadian history — Enbridge/Spectra — we have visited with legal departments small and large. And I can tell you they are all passionate about what they do.

  • How do you measure innovation?

    Sep 19, 2017

    Innovation means different things to different people. For some it must involve technology, for others it’s about process change or reducing costs. For others cost is not the number one factor, it’s about delivering legal services better or reducing risk for the organization.