- Feb 11, 2019
With tax season gearing up, now is a good time to be reminded of some recent changes to the tax regime affecting your firm's business planning. In its 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the Department of Finance made some proposals to enhance business confidence and encourage more capital investments. Of the proposals, one that sole and small firms can take advantage of is the Accelerated Investment Incentive.
- Jan 21, 2019
Mental health has been a trending issue in recent years, and for good reason. We have all come across cautionary tales about the importance of mental health and the dangers of depression, burnout, and substance abuse within the profession.
- Dec 3, 2018
Having such a plan is a critical obligation to yourself, as well as to your family, employees and clients. As such, getting this done by the end of the year should be a priority.
- Dec 3, 2018
The life of a sole practitioner caught my interest during the first year of my litigation practice on Bay Street. As I came across a range of opposing and co-counsel, many were self-employed, driven, confident, relaxed and they impressed me.
- Oct 8, 2018
Cost-effective client acquisition is critical for small firms that do not have the ability to dump vast sums into a marketing budget.
- Sep 10, 2018
Periodically, we all fall into productivity and performance ruts or the feeling of career stagnation. One reason for this is our reliance on vanity metrics. While these metrics may make us feel good temporarily, they do little to improve our business and skills as lawyers.
- 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.
- Jul 9, 2018
Many Canadian law firms were affected by the 2008 recession. Firms of all sizes laid off associates and froze hiring. Business dried up as corporate clients went in-house and reduced legal-spending budgets. Even litigation work decreased due to the dim prospects of successfully collecting against parties with no means to pay.
- Jun 1, 2012