• Richard Stock

    Influencing the demand for legal services

    Jun 11, 2019

    Gone are the days when conference programs featured sessions on the value of the law department. General counsel explained why business units should be encouraged to call on their lawyers more regularly, and definitely earlier, in the conduct of business.

    Richard Stock|Performance in the Law Department
  • Sarah Adler

    Revolutionizing the response to failure: a post-error action plan for law firms

    Jun 10, 2019

    Have you ever been involved in the blame game? When something goes tragically wrong on a file and everyone is so scared of the fallout that they start finger pointing? Fight or flight mechanisms kick in and the brain floods with cortisol; no one is thinking clearly anymore. Worse, the person who feels responsible tries to fix it alone, making more mistakes.

    Sarah Adler
  • Michael Spratt

    Canada's treatment of Indigenous peoples fits the definition of 'genocide'

    Jun 10, 2019

    Some people believe the earth is flat. Some people believe climate change is a myth. Some people believe the justice system is colour-blind. All of those people are dangerously wrong.

    Michael Spratt
  • Sara Tatelman

    The unexpected free time of firm life

    Jun 10, 2019

    A month into my 2L summer job at a union-side labour law firm, I’m still adjusting to the hours. To colleagues from my former life as a financial reporter, they might seem onerous; to classmates at full-service Bay Street firms, they may be downright enviable. But working from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. a few days a week hasn’t been a big adjustment — during the school year, I’m often studying until much later. No, what is new is the free time, the Saturdays and Sundays unencumbered by textbooks, by whiteboard maps, by the knowledge of looming exams.

    Sara Tatelman |Ab Initio
  • Ian Holloway

    Ryerson, reform and the pessimistic lawyer

    Jun 3, 2019

    Negativity is the governing professional disposition in which a great experiment in Canadian legal education is about to take place. That is the establishment of a degree-granting law school at Ryerson University.

    Ian Holloway| Law School Futures
  • Crystal Tomusiak

    A more inclusive discussion on the impact of trauma on lawyers’ mental health is needed

    Jun 3, 2019

    There has been a growing acknowledgment of the prevalence of mental health issues in our profession, including our susceptibility to vicarious trauma, which comes as a result of the horrifying and disturbing cases to which many of us are routinely exposed.

    Crystal Tomusiak
  • Neill May

    It’s right there in the agreement

    Jun 3, 2019

    Advising on the negotiation of a complex acquisition agreement can trigger some existential questions.

    Neill May|Banking on Corporate
  • Kevin Cheung

    Burnout redefined by the World Health Organization

    Jun 3, 2019

    Burnout, whether your own or your staff's, drains productivity. It reduces efficiency and increases absenteeism and presenteeism (working while sick). One of the problems with burnout is that many of us only have a vague sense of what it is, if we recognize it at all.

    Kevin Cheung|Soul & Small Practice
  • Fernando Garcia

    Can you be your authentic self?

    Jun 3, 2019

    Who are you? No really, who are you? More importantly, who are you when you are at work, in social environments, in networking environments and, most importantly, when you finally get home and you get into your pyjamas? These are just some of the points we spoke about at Leading Change: Leadership Development Bootcamp for Racialized Lawyers, held May 16 in Toronto.

    Fernando Garcia|In-house Coach
  • Ted Flett

    Balancing non-billable commitments: What juniors should look for and when

    May 27, 2019

    At a recent fireside chat hosted by The Advocates’ Society for young lawyers, I gained an insight at just the right time.

    Ted Flett|Solo So Soon