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Retainer Agreements - What are they?

  • April 21, 2017
  • Robert Shawyer

Common questions that clients have but seldom ask a lawyer when they go to see a lawyer for the first time is “what is a retainer?”, “How do retainer’s work?” and are there different types of retainers?” ... The purpose of this paper in a very general way is to explain what retainers are and the different types of retainers that lawyers can offer to perspective clients.

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A Message from the Chair

  • November 23, 2016
  • Kathleen Robichaud

Kathleen Robichaud, Chair of the Sole, Small Firm, General Practice Section welcomes new and returning executive members and encourages sole, small firm, general practice colleagues to share input on how they feel the Section is supporting them or could better support them.

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Networking "Dos" and "Don'ts"

Networking "Dos" and "Don'ts"

  • October 20, 2016
  • Ceilidh Joan Henderson

Ottawa family and child protection lawyer Ceilidh Henderson offers some tips to avoid awkward networking situations and make better connections at events.

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Till Debt Do Us Part: Picking Partners for Business

  • October 20, 2016
  • Mark Asfar

Using the example of Facebook founders, Mark Zuckerburg and Eduardo Saverin, Momentum Law student Mark Asfar discusses the various types of business relationships and factors to consider when entering into any business partnership.

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Rise in Cybercrime: Spear Phishing and Ransomware

  • May 02, 2016
  • Ian Hu

Ian Hu reviews recent cases of spear phishing and ransomware attacks on law firms in Ontario and provides some advice on protecting your firm from these new threats.

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Three Tips for New Lawyers

  • May 02, 2016
  • Anupa Varghese

Anupa Varghese provides some tips for new lawyers.

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