The Art of Practice

For lawyers with a higher calling, effective practice is an art. Check in for regular case summaries, practice points, client service tips and more.

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Do Sex Offenders Have a Right to Facebook?

  • August 18, 2017
  • Saba Ahmad

The Supreme Courts in Canada and the US appear to disagree. Saba Ahmad examines the cultural differences around free speech and expression in the context of R v J (KR) and Packingham v North Carolina.

Online Dispute Resolution is Coming: Are we ready?

  • August 18, 2017
  • Andrew Ottaway

Our province has a history of false starts with adopting new technologies, making it easy to be skeptical that ODR is on its way. But the tide is rising, and Ontario must be ready to stay afloat.

10 Succession Planning Tips Every Solo Lawyer Should Read

  • August 09, 2017
  • David Debenham

Curiously, solicitors who routinely prepare Powers of Attorney and wills for their private clients and encourage business clients to engage in succession planning often make no such plans for themselves and their law practices. When you finally come to terms with the fact that you are your own most important client, please read the following helpful hints before you or your maker decides that it is time for you to cash in your chips.

When Client Demands Outstrip Your Resources

  • June 20, 2017
  • Samantha Biglou and Erin Cowling

When an emergency room has too many patients and not enough doctors to address the demands, some hospitals declare a “Code Census”. Similarly, in law offices, client demands may outstrip the resources needed to address them. This article outlines steps lawyers can take to avoid, as well as what to do during, a Code Census while meeting one’s professional obligations.

The Torture Cases: A lawyer’s experience

  • June 20, 2017
  • Saba Ahmad

Phil Tunley shares his experience and insights about trial preparation, client management and advancing Charter claims in the context of some of the worst human rights abuses ever litigated in Canada.