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Practice Made Perfect
March 27, 2017
Video: Practice Made Perfect: How to drive revenue
In this episode of Practice Made Perfect, Jane Southren talks about a few ways lawyers can drive revenue to their business.
Competing Interests
March 27, 2017
Reforming CASL: Time to lighten up
Imagine a new law 10 years in the making — the result of a government-established task force and action plan to tackle a serious economic problem. 
Ab Initio
March 27, 2017
Law conferences: The many benefits of participation
Attending a law conference last week, I had the chance to participate in the Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Now in its tenth year, this annual conference held in Windsor, Ont., invites students from across the country to present their own research papers and gives them the opportunity to win an award based on their paper or presentation.
Law School Futures
March 27, 2017
In defence of the LSAT
“A new era has dawned for prospective law students.” So began a piece the other day in the Fulcrum, the University of Ottawa law student newspaper. What the author was referring to was the recent announcement by Harvard Law School that it would accept the Graduate Record Examination in lieu of the Law School Admission Test as the basis of an application for admission to the JD program. 
The Twila Zone
March 27, 2017
Learning from mistakes — a new way to Innovate
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Practicing In-house
March 27, 2017
Cybersecurity and the Yahoo experience – Legal pays the price
If we were to roll the movie back several years, most boards in North America would have listed cybersecurity as low on their list of priorities. Experience has shown, however, that we seriously underestimated the effect a security breach could have on a company’s reputation and fortunes.    

Current Issue

March 2017 • Volume 41, Issue 3


    • Subtitle Cross Examined
    Written by Jennifer Brown
    Issue Date: March 2017
    Three years after the collapse of the law firm he helped build, Norman Bacal reflects with his version of the inside story.


  • Written by Kate Simpson
    Issue Date: March 2017
    There is no simple solution, but imposing structure on deals can have a big payoff.
  • Written by Jim Middlemiss
    Issue Date: March 2017
    For better or worse, the personal injury firm Diamond & Diamond has become the poster child for referral fees.
  • Written by Tim Wilbur
    Issue Date: March 2017
    Every year, we at Canadian Lawyer aim to connect with law firms and lawyers across the country in person to find out what is happening in their world. Last fall, I travelled to Nova Scotia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. My colleagues went to Quebec and B.C. and we all meet…

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