Jim Middlemiss

Jim Middlemiss

Jim Middlemiss blogs about the legal profession at WebNews Management.com and can be followed on Twitter @JimMiddlemiss.

He can be reached by email.

Building better legal blockchains

Building better legal blockchains

More law firms are testing the use of blockchain technology in their legal business, as organizations grapple with standards

Mental health’s toll

Mental health’s toll

Nova Scotia Judge Timothy Daley has experienced first-hand how a mental health issue can impact a career and personal life.

Legal spending is up

Legal spending is up

Early spring is traditionally a time when money is front and centre. The federal and provincial governments release their budgets, companies issue annual reports and prepare first-quarter numbers and law firms pay partners their previous year’s profits.

Taking on Big Law

Taking on Big Law

When it comes to examining the business of law, the media often places too much emphasis and focus on Big Law and metrics that apply more to Bay Street or Wall Street than main street.

Sovereign risk rising for infrastructure deals

Sovereign risk rising for infrastructure deals

With a flurry of elections that has seen the end of long-standing governments in Ontario and Alberta and shifts in policy, combined with the federal government’s inability to move forward on any major energy infrastructure projects, the risk is real.

Practice group prognostication

Practice group prognostication

Follow the Money is about looking at the business side of law and examining emerging trends and issues.

Navigating sexual harassment in a #MeToo world

Navigating sexual harassment in a #MeToo world

When complaints arise, companies need to move quickly and take the right, strategic steps.

Legal centenarian going strong

Legal centenarian going strong

Some lawyers never retire. That’s certainly the case for Mark Orkin, who has been dubbed the “God of Costs.”

Ontario lawyers bracing for building law changes

Ontario lawyers bracing for building law changes

Ask Bruce Karn what is keeping him busy these days and the senior legal counsel at construction giant EllisDon will say it is the pending changes to Ontario’s Construction Lien Act.

Capitalizing on cannabis

As the lazy, hazy days of summer approach, most lawyers are focused on their holiday vacations. Not so for Canada’s budding crop of cannabis counsel.