• Simone Hughes

    It is never too early to learn marketing and business development

    Including marketing and business development skills into your early professional legal education program increases your odds of success in your legal career.

    Simone Hughes|Jul 10, 2017
  • Kevin Cheung

    Leveraging the small firm advantage

    Client communication is more than just a client understanding your legal advice. It also entails the client understanding the value they are getting in hiring you.

    Kevin Cheung|Jul 10, 2017
  • Jane Southren

    From getting to giving: Transforming your approach to networking

    From what I have seen thus far in my journey helping lawyers build businesses, there is one struggle that seems to be shared almost universally among them.

    Jane Southren|Jul 10, 2017
  • Tim Wilbur

    Your biggest obstacle is your mind

    Clients. Research. Billings. Technology. Clients. Home. Clients. Emails. Court. Research. Clients. Partners. Students. Marketing. Billing. Clients. Clients. Clients. Stop. Any lawyer in private practice can likely relate. It is a never-ending treadmill. If you aren’t in private practice, just substitute some of those words — maybe “boss” instead of “clients” or “meetings” instead of “marketing” but you get the point. It is all so overwhelming, but what can you do? Being busy is a sign of success, right? Having nothing to do would be worse.

    Tim Wilbur|Jul 4, 2017
  • Jim Middlemiss

    Playing the Jordan ‘Trump’ card

    Canada’s 150th birthday also marks a darker anniversary. It’s been one year since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in R. v. Jordan. The controversial case, which turned the justice system on its ear, drew an arbitrary line in the sand, setting 18 months for provincial court and 30 months at the superior court system as the outside deadline for bringing cases to trial.

    Jim Middlemiss|Jul 4, 2017
  • Ian Holloway

    The summer of love, sesquicentennial edition

    Like many of my fellow baby boomers, my mind of late has often wandered back half a century. This month marked the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — the seminal album of the 1960s — which was followed a couple of weeks later by the Monterey Pop Festival, which in turn marked the beginning of the so-called “Summer of Love.”

    Ian Holloway|Jun 26, 2017
  • Tony Wilson

    The Law Society of Upper Canada needs a new name, so let's help them choose it!

    I have always found the Law Society of Upper Canada a bit of an anomaly, not so much because of its rumoured multimillion-dollar wine cellar but because of its name.

    Tony Wilson|Jun 26, 2017
  • Philip Slayton

    The SCC’s place in the world

    Top courts in other countries play very different roles than Canada’s Supreme Court. As democracy falters, top courts, sometimes reluctantly, sometimes eagerly, take on political and policy roles previously the prerogative of elected officials. Professors of political science sometimes call this process “countermajoritarianism.” (Only academics could dream up such a hideous word.)

    Philip Slayton|Jun 26, 2017
  • Courtney March

    Incoming 1Ls: Some tips before you begin

    While it may seem as though the fall is weeks away, it will be here in no time. For those who have been accepted to law school (congratulations) or those who are patiently awaiting a response from their prospective schools (stay patient), it may be worthwhile to take a few hours to think about your upcoming school year.

    Courtney March|Jun 26, 2017
  • Fernando Garcia

    Nice guys and gals always finish . . . first!

    As I sat in my chair at the Canadian General Counsel Awards and looked around the sold out room, beyond the wonderful tuxes and dresses, the smiles and the great food, two important things ran through my mind.

    Fernando Garcia|Jun 19, 2017