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  • Opportunity in uncertainty

    Opportunity in uncertainty

    Apr 15, 2019

    For a lawyer who started his career on a typical path, Ryan Teschner has surely benefited from and embraced tumultuous events. As a young associate with a promising career on the partnership path at Heenan Blaikie, his career seemed straightforward. But it was not to be, once the firm dissolved in dramatic fashion.

  • Steady optimism - 2019 Legal Fees Survey

    Steady optimism - 2019 Legal Fees Survey

    Apr 8, 2019

    The death knell of the billable hour still rings loudly, yet use of the traditional billing method persistently resonates in law practices across the country, Canadian Lawyer’s 2019 Legal Fees Survey reveals.

  • Patrick Buchholz appointed partner at Lavery de Billy

    Patrick Buchholz appointed partner at Lavery de Billy

    Mar 21, 2019

    After more than a decade advising media companies, Patrick Buchholz is back at Lavery de Billy S.E.N.C.R.L., having been appointed partner in its corporate law group.

  • Empowerment key to retaining women in law

    Empowerment key to retaining women in law

    Mar 8, 2019

    To ensure women continue to be represented in the legal profession, it’s instrumental for leaders to empower female lawyers.

  • Not just the money

    Not just the money

    Feb 11, 2019

    Increased demand for experienced lawyers may explain a disparity in salary range revealed in the Canadian Lawyer annual compensation survey between new calls and those with more experience.

  • Why law firms can’t compete

    Why law firms can’t compete

    Feb 11, 2019

    Law firms are failing. They are failing society and clients by not providing accessible and affordable legal services and by offering the wrong services. They are failing their internal stakeholders by assuming only senior lawyers contribute to law firm success.

  • How to choose a law firm

    Nov 19, 2018

    Legal services in Canada are changing to better serve clientele. People want to know how much their legal issue will cost before starting the process. Many want to self-represent. Savvy law firms are responding with a menu of services showing costs up front. And some menus even include coaching for those going to court on their own.

  • Radnoff departs Lerners, joins Dickinson Wright

    Radnoff departs Lerners, joins Dickinson Wright

    Nov 12, 2018

    Lawyer Brian Radnoff, who previously practised at Lerners LLP, is moving to Dickinson Wright LLP in Toronto.

  • Critical topics facing the legal community

    Critical topics facing the legal community

    Oct 1, 2018

    Throughout 2018, Canadian Lawyer, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, invited members of the legal community to provide input on six critical topics facing the legal community.

  • Critical topics facing the legal community

    Critical topics facing the legal community

    Oct 1, 2018

    Law firms are under increasing pressure to run their businesses more effectively. Throughout 2018, Canadian Lawyer, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, invited members of the legal community to provide input on six critical topics facing the legal community, including diversity, succession planning, talent, growth/capitalization, expense control and technology.

  • The right leaders

    The right leaders

    Sep 24, 2018

    It’s been a decade since Stewart McKelvey moved toward a leadership model that places a chief executive officer in the key management role, dispensing of the usual managing partner role typically employed by law firms.

  • 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.

  • Dealing with harassment

    Dealing with harassment

    Jul 16, 2018

    Law firms struggle with how to deal with sexual harassment, but changes are afoot.

  • Law firm to start name-blind hiring for summer students

    Law firm to start name-blind hiring for summer students

    Jul 10, 2018

    A Toronto law firm will be removing names from hundreds of applications it receives from law students hopeful to land a summer position at the firm in an effort to promote more diverse recruitment.

  • Beware of rogue clients

    May 14, 2018

    A recent incident involving Bay Street titan Goodmans LLP has shone a light on the issue of rogue clients and the potential damage they can inflict on a law firm’s brand.

  • The small-firm advantage

    The small-firm advantage

    Apr 9, 2018

    Lawyers at smaller firms are often better able to innovate than they think.

  • The right price: Our 2018 Legal Fees Survey

    The right price: Our 2018 Legal Fees Survey

    Apr 2, 2018

    Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Legal Fees Survey shows some bright spots for law firms despite a highly competitive market.

  • Hail, hail the blockchain kings!

    Apr 2, 2018

    Canadian law firms are tripping over themselves to be identified with the growing blockchain bandwagon and be seen as a leader in this rapidly emerging field.

  • Measuring your firm’s success

    Measuring your firm’s success

    Feb 26, 2018

    Key performance indicators, when done right, should offer a quick snapshot of how to better run your law firm.

  • The ins and outs of succession planning in a family-run law firm

    The ins and outs of succession planning in a family-run law firm

    Jan 11, 2018

    Canadian Lawyer spoke with some lawyers who work in family-owned and family-run practices with their siblings, parents and children. We asked them for their tips on succession planning for the next generation.