The Art of Practice

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Head shot photo of The Honourable Mary Jo Nolan

Celebrating The Honourable Mary Jo Nolan and a Career Committed to Empowering People

  • December 12, 2021
  • Mana Khami

The Honourable Mary Jo Nolan has devoted her decades-long career to advocating for access to justice for society’s most vulnerable, achieving many firsts along the way: first female case management master in Ontario, first female judge appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Essex County, and now, first recipient of the OBA Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Southwest Region.

Woman lawyer sitting at a desk advising a male client

Lawyers’ Professional Obligations Regarding Language Rights in Ontario

  • December 12, 2021
  • Jean-Michel Richardson and Kenza Salah

An overview of the language obligations set out in the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO Rules) and examination of the scope of “language rights” contemplated by the LSO Rules, including recent legislative changes regarding access to justice in French in the province.

Thoughts on Resilience and Endurance

Thoughts on Resilience and Endurance

  • August 30, 2021
  • Jacqueline Beckles

A reminder to revisit, recalibrate and re-prioritize our self-care practices and mindfulness toward others after a year-and-a-half of social distance, disrupted routines and “rolling disasters.”

A Sporting Chance for a Community, a Life-Changing Role for a Hamilton Lawyer

A Sporting Chance for a Community, a Life-Changing Role for a Hamilton Lawyer

  • August 30, 2021
  • Interview with Louis Frapporti

The former managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office sat down for a Q&A session to talk about what has made chairing the Hamilton Commonwealth Games Bid Corporation such a revelatory and rewarding experience and what all lawyers might gain from taking a more “holistic and humanistic” view of their purpose and value.

Space: The new frontier

Space: The new frontier

  • August 30, 2021
  • Michael Speers

In fashioning the legal workplace of the future, forward-thinking lawyers are prioritizing vital culture over vaunted convention and making a giant leap in how they operate, innovate, collaborate, and situate themselves within a fertile ecosystem of research, industry and ideas.

Giving Feedback Just Got Trickier

Giving Feedback Just Got Trickier

  • June 06, 2021
  • Deborah Glatter

Feedback was always a tricky skill to master, and it’s even trickier now. There are two related reasons: first, the psychological impact of the pandemic and second, the challenge of providing feedback in a virtual world.