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The Litigator and Mental Health – a Must Read Article by Chief Justice Strathy of Ontario

  • July 11, 2022
  • Heather S. Douglas, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

In “The Litigator and Mental Health“, Chief Justice Strathy writes about mental health in our profession and what we can do to improve it. Unfortunately, practicing law can be damaging to one’s mental health. In fact, there is a strong correlation between traditional markers of success in the law and depression in lawyers.

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5 Ways to Increase Efficiency In Your Law Firm

  • July 11, 2022
  • Sukhi Hansra

For many lawyers, time is everything. But time is hard to manage, particularly when you are busy dealing with a slew of phone calls, emails, invoices and document preparation, which, unfortunately, are not typically billable. In this article, I’ll be taking a look at 5 unique ways to manage your growth and expand your law firm while being cost effective and without, in fact, expanding the number of people working in your law firm.

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Hiring Associates in a Depleted Pipeline

  • April 22, 2022
  • Deborah Glatter

Deborah Glatter outlines factors that have led to the current dearth of mid-level and senior associates available for hire in law firms and offers suggestions for firms hiring in a depleted pipeline, including expanding your pool, changing your interview approach and identifying your candidates' 'must haves'.

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What makes a good leader?

  • December 21, 2021
  • Heather S. Douglas, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

In the Harvard Business Review "10 Must Reads: On Emotional Intelligence", Daniel Goleman writes about what makes a good leader. He concludes that there are three crucial ingredients: technical skill, IQ, and emotional intelligence.

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Helpful Tips for Getting Through The Work Day

  • December 21, 2021
  • Heather S. Douglas, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

With COVID fatigue setting in, motivation to complete work may be in short supply. The Harvard Business Review recently released an article titled “Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s How to Get through the Workday," in which author Alice Boyes offers the following tips for beating the blues and carrying on with work.

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Five Suggestions for Hiring in a Depleted Pipeline

  • December 21, 2021
  • Deborah Glatter

Many law firms are currently experiencing challenges finding qualified associates. So what’s a law firm to do? I have five suggestions.

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Giving Feedback Just Got Trickier

  • April 21, 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.

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