law firms

  • Innovating in-house with law firm and vendor partners

    Innovating in-house with law firm and vendor partners

    Oct 23, 2018

    When legal departments work collaboratively with their external firms and technology partners on real-world problems, innovation can happen in interesting and cost-effective ways and it doesn’t have to mean reduced fees for law firms.

  • Stikeman Elliott shakes up managing partner roles

    Stikeman Elliott shakes up managing partner roles

    Oct 15, 2018

    Stikeman Elliott LLP has named a new chairman of the firm and three new managing partners in Toronto, Montréal and Calgary.

  • Critical topics facing the legal community

    Critical topics facing the legal community

    Oct 1, 2018

    Throughout 2018, Canadian Lawyer, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, invited members of the legal community to provide input on six critical topics facing the legal community.

  • The right leaders

    The right leaders

    Sep 24, 2018

    It’s been a decade since Stewart McKelvey moved toward a leadership model that places a chief executive officer in the key management role, dispensing of the usual managing partner role typically employed by law firms.

  • B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    B.C.’s Okanagan startup industry spurs legal work

    Sep 11, 2018

    B.C.’s Okanagan incubator atmosphere for new technology startups is spurring work for the legal sector as support ranges from incorporations and patents to multi-million-dollar transactions. According to a local 2016 study, the technology sector is valued at $1.3 billion — and growing — with 600 companies employing 8,000 individuals.

  • New process for law firms setting up in N.S.

    Aug 7, 2018

    For lawyers looking to hang out their shingle in Nova Scotia, the process has become longer, more involved and, according to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, much better.

  • OBA launches first Innovator-in-Residence program

    OBA launches first Innovator-in-Residence program

    Aug 2, 2018

    A new and unique program launched today by the Ontario Bar Association aims to identify, develop and advance innovations that will help members better serve their clients.

  • Five partners leave McLean & Kerr for Dentons Canada

    Five partners leave McLean & Kerr for Dentons Canada

    Jul 24, 2018

    Dentons Canada announced Tuesday that 10 individuals from McLean & Kerr LLP, a boutique law firm known in the Toronto market for its commercial real estate and litigation practice, were joining the firm in Toronto.

  • Dealing with harassment

    Dealing with harassment

    Jul 16, 2018

    Law firms struggle with how to deal with sexual harassment, but changes are afoot.

  • Preparing a small firm for a recession

    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.

  • Bennett Jones LLP trade law partners move to BLG

    Bennett Jones LLP trade law partners move to BLG

    Jun 5, 2018

    At a critical time for trade relations in Canada, the U.S. and globally, three of the four partners who led the international trade and investment practice at Bennett Jones LLP have left to join Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto, with three associates going with them.

  • BCF launches angel fund for startups

    BCF launches angel fund for startups

    May 29, 2018

    All 70 partners with Montreal’s BCF Business Law are pooling their money in what is believed to be the first super angel fund created by a law firm in Canada.

  • Protection against the state: Top 10 Criminal Law Boutiques

    Protection against the state: Top 10 Criminal Law Boutiques

    May 22, 2018

    As police methods continue to evolve, so, too, have the top criminal boutiques.

  • Beware of rogue clients

    May 14, 2018

    A recent incident involving Bay Street titan Goodmans LLP has shone a light on the issue of rogue clients and the potential damage they can inflict on a law firm’s brand.

  • BLG announces new CEO

    BLG announces new CEO

    Apr 16, 2018

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has named its new chief executive officer, a Montreal-based partner with an extensive background in construction law.

  • B.C. booms

    B.C. booms

    Apr 9, 2018

    Opportunities for lawyers abound in British Columbia as smaller centres attract legal talent and Vancouver continues to grow. Canadian Lawyer's B.C. Regional Report examines the legal economy in the province.

  • The small-firm advantage

    The small-firm advantage

    Apr 9, 2018

    Lawyers at smaller firms are often better able to innovate than they think.

  • The right price: Our 2018 Legal Fees Survey

    The right price: Our 2018 Legal Fees Survey

    Apr 2, 2018

    Canadian Lawyer’s 2018 Legal Fees Survey shows some bright spots for law firms despite a highly competitive market.

  • Hail, hail the blockchain kings!

    Apr 2, 2018

    Canadian law firms are tripping over themselves to be identified with the growing blockchain bandwagon and be seen as a leader in this rapidly emerging field.

  • Measuring your firm’s success

    Measuring your firm’s success

    Feb 26, 2018

    Key performance indicators, when done right, should offer a quick snapshot of how to better run your law firm.