law firms

  • Cox & Palmer hires oceanography scientist

    Cox & Palmer hires oceanography scientist

    Jul 9, 2019

    Cox & Palmer’s Halifax Ocean Innovation Team has announced its newest member — an academic, entrepreneur and researcher.

  • Searching a haystack

    Searching a haystack

    May 27, 2019

    Search is one of those wicked problems. Not “wicked” in the English vernacular sense though. And it’s not the OED definition of the word of “evil or morally bad” either.

  • Mental health’s toll

    Mental health’s toll

    May 20, 2019

    Nova Scotia Judge Timothy Daley has experienced first-hand how a mental health issue can impact a career and personal life.

  • 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.

  • Law firms should embrace sales approach

    Law firms should embrace sales approach

    Mar 21, 2019

    Existing relationships between lawyers and their most profitable clients can be one of the best ways of bringing new business to a law firm — even if law firms may view sales as a “dirty word,” said business development executives at major Canadian firms.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tech support: law firms lining up to take advantage of tech boom

    Tech support: law firms lining up to take advantage of tech boom

    Mar 18, 2019

    “Technology has no boundaries. Everything either is touched by it or will be in the future.”

  • Legal spending is up

    Legal spending is up

    Mar 11, 2019

    Early spring is traditionally a time when money is front and centre. The federal and provincial governments release their budgets, companies issue annual reports and prepare first-quarter numbers and law firms pay partners their previous year’s profits.

  • 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.

  • Street Legal reboot storyline features law firm meltdown

    Street Legal reboot storyline features law firm meltdown

    Feb 22, 2019

    Appointment viewing is rare these days, but class action lawyers and fans who remember CBC’s Street Legal may want to put a reminder in the calendar for March 4.

  • The best of both worlds

    The best of both worlds

    Feb 18, 2019

    Step on an elevator anywhere on the East Coast and whoever is inside will say hello — family, friend or perfect stranger. Inevitably they will comment on the weather. Connecting with those in the community is part of the fabric of life in the four provinces that comprise Atlantic Canada.

  • 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.

  • Chalmers, O’Brien to become judges

    Chalmers, O’Brien to become judges

    Feb 4, 2019

    William Chalmers, a 30-year veteran of Hughes Amys LLP, will take up a new role on the bench, the Minister of Justice said in a Jan. 31 announcement.

  • Meritas implements cybersecurity standards for member firms to keep confidential data protected

    Meritas implements cybersecurity standards for member firms to keep confidential data protected

    Jan 22, 2019

    Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global law firm network that includes 11 Canadian firms, has recently implemented cybersecurity standards for all current and future member firms to follow as part of its quality assurance program.

  • Blakes hosts demo day to show how it's working with emerging legal tech companies

    Blakes hosts demo day to show how it's working with emerging legal tech companies

    Jan 21, 2019

    It’s not often you see a mini trade show of technology vendors set up inside one of Canada’s largest national law firms, but in an effort to show clients how it is working to innovate with the emerging legal ecosystem, Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP opened its doors to host a tech demo day last week in Toronto.

  • Flexibility, collaboration top of mind for millennial lawyers in work spaces

    Flexibility, collaboration top of mind for millennial lawyers in work spaces

    Jan 16, 2019

    Collaborative office spaces and flexible working arrangements aren’t just aspects associated with Silicon Valley tech startups anymore — they are features, along with also having a private office for independent work, that young lawyers desire, according to a recent report from the United States called What Millennial Attorneys Want.