Dec 10, 2018
Peter Harte left his stable Ontario practice and moved north; way north.
- Dec 3, 2018
They say that justice is blind, but law firm operations shouldn’t be. We talk, through articles and CLEs, about the challenges with talent retention, but it seems that we stop at stating the issue and don’t take time to understand the employee’s experience and address the causes. Often, the issue is the elusiveness of time.
- 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.
Oct 9, 2018
On the surface, the change of office buildings by even a major law firm would normally be considered something of a “ho-hum” event.
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.
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.
- Aug 13, 2018
Replacing a valued employee can be a difficult transition for small offices. However, it is an opportunity to inject new energy and improve the office environment. Here are some suggestions to smoothly manage the departure of a key staff member.
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.
- Jul 23, 2018
In order to celebrate this international showcase of soccer talent, pride and sportsmanship, I would like to share a few insights that came from watching (a lot of) the games and how these can apply to the practice of law and your career as an in-house counsel.
Jul 16, 2018
Law firms struggle with how to deal with sexual harassment, but changes are afoot.
- Jun 4, 2018
A new study from Service Research Centre at Karlstad University in Sweden suggests that the more co-workers share a workspace the less satisfied they are and the more difficult it is to have a good dialogue with other staff.
- May 28, 2018
Having benefited from growing up in Canada but raised with Asian culture, I have always been a staunch supporter of diversity and inclusion in social settings and at work.
- 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.
Apr 9, 2018
Lawyers at smaller firms are often better able to innovate than they think.
Apr 2, 2018
Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Legal Fees Survey shows some bright spots for law firms despite a highly competitive market.
Feb 26, 2018
Key performance indicators, when done right, should offer a quick snapshot of how to better run your law firm.
Feb 12, 2018
Behavioural economics has some important lessons that lawyers can put to practical use.
Jan 2, 2018
The legal profession may be finally accepting the reality — and philosophy — of the open-concept office.
- Jan 2, 2018
Is the open-concept office a trend that has no place in a law office? Many a skeptical lawyer would say yes. Until we did a deep look at this trend, I thought so, too.
Dec 11, 2017
Law firms are increasingly looking to hire lawyers on a contract or temporary basis.