Articles 2021


OBA "Find-a-Lawyer Directory: Be Found in the 21st Century

  • April 29, 2014
  • Kevin Cheung

This article explains the importance of the Internet as a source of information for people trying to decide who to use as their lawyer. It gives an overview of an important tool - the "Find-a-Lawyer Directory" - launched by the OBA to help people find a lawyer. It also sets out the steps for lawyers to set up a profile on the new "Find-a-Lawyer Directory".

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice

Being Aware of Your Clients' Patent Rights

  • April 28, 2014
  • Iftekhar Yakub

IP Law tends to be practiced by boutique firms of lawyers who specialize in the area. Nonetheless, a client's IP rights may intersect with other areas of law and the need to be aware of IP rights including patent rights for eventions may be of critical importance to your client. This article identifies some key rights and the existence of important time frames and actions to be aware of to avoid compromising your clients rights.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice

Never be the Third Lawyer on a File

  • March 04, 2014
  • Judith Holzman

This article cautions against acting for clients who seem unable to find a lawyer they can be satisfied with. The author shares her cardinal rule of asking the right questions in order to avoid being mislead as to how may previous lawyers the client had; and discusses the risks of acting as third lawyer.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice

Do you have Support for Your Business?

  • January 14, 2014
  • Tracey D'Aviero

Tracey D'Aviero, a Virtual Assistant (VA), explains what a VA is, the types of services VAs provide and how you might benefit from the assistance of a VA.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice