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.


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.

Capacity Considerations and Your Client

  • December 04, 2015
  • Kimberly A. Whaley

Whatever your practice area, all lawyers will benefit from knowledge of the legal presumptions and considerations concerning decisional capacity. With a rapidly ageing population, capacity issues are now more prevalent than ever in a client retainer.

Costly Errors by In-House Counsel

  • November 26, 2015
  • Jeremy Martin

A client called the office a while ago with the craziest idea. As in-house counsel, he was planning to engage his client’s right to terminate a contract, but he thought before doing so that he would check in with litigation counsel to see what we thought about the termination letter.

7 Easy Content Marketing Tips for Every Lawyer

  • November 19, 2015

Your clients don’t care about your marketing goals; they care about value. Prove you can give them what they want before they even come to the table, and you will be miles ahead of the competition.

The Disorganized Client

  • July 01, 2015
  • Christine Janes

A professional organizer provides tips for understanding and working with chronically disorganized clients.

Making Pain Visible

  • April 01, 2015
  • Jason F. Katz and Nga T. Dang

The 2014 film Cake brought public attention to the shattering reality of chronic pain. How lawyers must do the same within the legal system.

Dawn of the Virtual Legacy

  • April 01, 2015

The world's largest social media platform is also the largest virtual cemetery: Facebook introduces 'legacy contacts' for accounts of deceased users.

Serving Clients with Speech and Language Disabilities

  • January 01, 2015
  • Joanna Birenbaum and Barbara Collier

Until recently, there has been no accessible formal communications support for people with speech language disabilities, making it very difficult to access legal services.