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 Many Facets of Legal Market Disruption

  • May 17, 2018
  • Michael Sauber

The legal market is changing. Is it disruption or evolution? That may be irrelevant as firms must innovate to compete with emerging new business models.

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Are You Tax-Ready?

  • December 18, 2017
  • Dennis Tmej and Jin Wen

Proposed changes to eliminate the Work in Progress (WIP) deferral means many lawyers will find themselves facing additional taxes payable over the next five years.

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When Client Demands Outstrip Your Resources

  • June 20, 2017
  • Samantha Biglou and Erin Cowling

When an emergency room has too many patients and not enough doctors to address the demands, some hospitals declare a “Code Census”. Similarly, in law offices, client demands may outstrip the resources needed to address them. This article outlines steps lawyers can take to avoid, as well as what to do during, a Code Census while meeting one’s professional obligations.

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The Torture Cases: A lawyer’s experience

  • June 20, 2017
  • Saba Ahmad

Phil Tunley shares his experience and insights about trial preparation, client management and advancing Charter claims in the context of some of the worst human rights abuses ever litigated in Canada.

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The Personal Touch Still Matters

  • June 19, 2017
  • Kathleen Robichaud

Kathleen Robichaud discusses the importance of human interaction in legal services, particularly in this age of automation.

What Will Law Practice Look Like in 2027?

  • December 18, 2016
  • Compiled by Sam R. Sasso

We asked seven innovative lawyers to look 10 years into the horizon and predict where they think the practice of law will be in 2027