Articles 2022


Build as You Go – and Four Other things you Should Know Before Opening Your Firm

  • December 11, 2023
  • Emily Sinkins

No firm is the same, but there are common keys to establishing a successful enterprise uniquely yours while building a solid reputation and stepping up client service. Sparing would-be sole and small-firm practitioners potential missteps or missed opportunities, OBA panelists (at a program co-presented by the Law Practice Management and Sole/Small Firm/General Practice sections) from a variety of practice areas shared what they wish they'd known before setting out on their own.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Law Practice Management, Student Forum

What to do if Money is Diverted to a Fraudster’s Account?

  • November 07, 2022
  • Raymond G. Leclair

Wire fraud targeting lawyers is a prevalent issue in the legal profession. Lawyers may only realize they have been duped into wiring money to a fraudster after the funds have already left their account. Here are some steps that can be taken to reduce the potential losses and risk associated with these attacks.

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.

Law Practice Management, Student Forum

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.

Law Practice Management, Student Forum

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'.

Law Practice Management, Student Forum