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Voice of Change

  • February 16, 2016
  • Colin Lachance and Mark A. Cohen

With no more brass rings to strive for, what will motivate innovative young lawyers to spend their prime years in a traditional firm environment?

Make it Happen: A Lawyer's Guide to Goal-Setting

  • January 27, 2016

Every January, we declare our resolutions to make this year the ‘best year ever’. Unfortunately, many of the goals we set fall to the wayside well before the end of the season. Here are several great tools and resources you can tap into to ensure you succeed in meeting your goals for 2016.

Online and Social Media Evidence in Family Law

  • December 22, 2015
  • Adam Black and Jenna Himelfarb

What steps should family law lawyers be taking and what advice should they be giving to their clients to address the growing regularity of online evidence admitted and considered in court proceedings? Adam Black examines the implications of the Court of Appeal's decision in R. v. Marshall.

5 Tips For Arguing Your First Appeal

  • December 16, 2015
  • Brock Jones

Everyone’s first court appearance can be an intimidating experience. Appearing in front a busy judge in a packed courtroom can test your mettle in ways you never imagined. Especially for younger lawyers, who are building their reputations and just want to be seen as professional and diligent, the stakes are high.

How to Give Back Without Breaking the Bank

  • December 04, 2015
  • Barbara Warner with Evert Akkerman

For lawyers and law firms, “I gave at the office” does not have to stop at writing a cheque or donating services. There is nothing wrong – and lots of things right – about doing pro bono work for a charitable or non profit client. However, like many other business decisions, the most obvious answer may not be the right fit.