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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The Masked Mediator

  • August 26, 2020
  • Mitchell Rose

While neither super nor a hero, the Masked Mediator rolls with the times and the metaphorical punches, deftly overcoming each new hurdle to master mediation in the physical and virtual realms.

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Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Replace Lawyers

  • August 26, 2020
  • Shiva Bakhtiary, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

With a surge in the number of new legal tech startups comes familiar but unfounded fear that lawyers will be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). Shiva Bakhtiary explains why AI needs lawyers just as much as lawyers need AI to bring new efficiency, savings and service enhancements to legal work.

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Access to Justice and Hands-on Education Converge in New Summer Student Program

  • June 25, 2020
  • An interview with Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault

Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault’s chief inclusion officer, shares details of a pro-bono-focused program, forged in the face of a pandemic, that provides rewarding experiential learning opportunities for students while connecting low-income Canadians with crucial free legal services.

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SPILL: Good in a crisis?

  • June 03, 2020

Members share the pandemic-prompted tools and processes that have proven beneficial to their practices.

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Mastering Virtual Meetings: Tips and best practices for effective online interaction

  • May 21, 2020
  • Dan Rosman

Videoconferencing is the best solution to interact with co-workers and teams while gathering face to face is simply not possible. It's safe to say that the firms that are investing heavily in these tools are unlikely to abandon them as things return to ‘normal’ which is why it’s so important to develop a set of best practices for present dealings and for a post-pandemic future.

The EE/OR Conundrum

The EE/OR Conundrum

  • February 27, 2020
  • Elizabeth Hall

One lawyer’s Milnean pursuit of encouragement and an “ee”-sy answer to potentially soul-crushing legal-suffix confusion.

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How Law Firms Can Support the Development of a New Lawyer

  • February 27, 2020
  • Paulette Pommells

Could you be dampening the enthusiasm of your keen and capable recent hires? Paulette Pommells presents five sure-fire ways to drive away promising talent and the countermeasures that will kindle their desire to learn, contribute, and perform to their highest potential.

New Rules

Simplified Procedure: A positive change

  • February 27, 2020
  • Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury

Perspectives from a British personal injury lawyer on the benefits the new rules for civil litigators may bring to the administration of justice in Ontario.

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An Incredible Cascade

  • February 27, 2020
  • Emily Sinkins

Shortly after immigrating to Canada from South Korea as a teenager, Jennifer Roggemann had an encounter with our justice system that opened her eyes to the impact someone with her particular background, academic drive and desire to help could have on the lives of other newcomers.