The Art of Practice

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Online and Social Media Evidence in Family Law

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

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.

Capacity Considerations and Your Client

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

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

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

The Disorganized Client

  • July 01, 2015
  • Christine Janes

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