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Pros and Cons of Being a Sole Practitioner

  • May 05, 2022
  • Dan Fridmar - Fridmar Professional Corporation

Sole practice is both rewarding and difficult. Several sole practitioners were kind enough to provide us with their thoughts and feedback on the top three pros and cons of sole practice.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum
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A Better Work-Life Balance

  • May 05, 2022
  • Alexandra Koch - Koch Law Professional Corporation

One lawyer’s story about growing a successful law practice and eventually making the difficult decision to downscale to sustain a healthier work-life balance.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

Reflections on Working Remote

  • January 26, 2022
  • Rocco Giordano Scocco, founder, Scocco Law Professional Corporation,

In this article, the author reflects on experiences since March 2020 working remotely and challenges perspectives on the benefits of in-person as opposed to remote office environments.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

A Lot from the DOT: Teraview Changes that came into effect on December 20, 2021

  • December 22, 2021
  • Jeffrey Lem, Director of Titles for the Province of Ontario

"A Lot from the Dot" bulletin by Mr. Jeffrey Lem. This bulletin describes Teraview changes that came into effect on December 20, 2021, including modifications made to the Statements to be made for Corporate Authorization.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Real Property Law, Student Forum

Mentorship - the Hidden Gem of the Legal Community

  • October 20, 2021
  • Daniel Fridmar

Mentorship is one of the most important and least discussed components of the legal community, which largely influences the growth of newer generations of lawyers by the help of older ones.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

Flying Solo in the Competitive World of Law

  • October 20, 2021
  • Justin Bozzo

This article is a culmination of the experiences of a young lawyer. More specifically, it’s about the traits that have allowed him to thrive as a solo attorney in the competitive world of law.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

Practicing Solo in Covid

  • October 20, 2021
  • Anton Katz

A sole-practitioner's outlook on practice during the time of Covid.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

Starting a Practice with a Friend

  • April 20, 2021
  • Antonio DiMinno and Daniel Rizzi

In this short essay, Antonio DiMinno and Daniel Rizzi talk about their story from planning on starting their respective practices in law school, to their present operation of a law firm together. They discuss the lessons learned along the way and hope to share some of those lessons with you.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum

Making Mistakes

  • April 20, 2021

In this article, an anonymous member of the OBA discusses their experience with making mistakes in their legal practice and the resources available to avoid making mistakes in the future.

Sole, Small Firm and General Practice, Student Forum