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Book review – The Lawyer’s Guide to Succession Planning

cover of Lawyers Guide to Succession Planning

No one likes to think about getting older, and lawyers may tend to put off thinking about the day they have to retire from the profession they love and the firms they have spent a lifetime building. However, the fact is that there is a wave of Boomers hitting retirement age (90 million in North… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Book Review, Content Type, Firm Management, Legal Careers, Solo and Small Firm, Succession Planning

Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, 2nd Edition

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The first edition of Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers was published in 2012. It introduced law firms to the increasing importance of having proper cybersecurity for client and firm data. At the time, that concept was still new to a lot of firms and often not taken as seriously as it should have been…. Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Book Review, Cyber dangers, Fraud, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Technology

Book Review: The Future of the Professions by Mark Susskind

For more than 30 years Richard Susskind has been a thought leader on the future of the legal profession. This is despite the Law Society of England and Wales saying he did not understand confidentiality and was bringing the legal profession into disrepute by suggesting that email would become the predominant way lawyers and their… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Articles, Book Review, Future of law

Financial success and work satisfaction – the perfect combination

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There are two new titles in the practicePRO library that can help lawyers be happier in their jobs in two ways: inner fulfillment and proper compensation. Kathleen Paukert, author of The Fulfilled Lawyer: Create the Practice You Desire, doesn’t have a lot of time for the negativity she increasingly hears from lawyers about the practice… Read More »

Categories: 2016 January Indigenous, Articles, Book Review, Finances, Legal Careers

Short reads for better practice management

Many of the most popular recent additions to the practicePRO Lending Library have been from the ABA’s “One Hour” series. These books present practice management and technology topics in a format that can be read in (more or less) an hour. We’ve added three new titles to the Library. Legal Project Management In One Hour… Read More »

Categories: 2014 September Diversity, Articles, Book Review, Finances, Firm Management, Legal Technology

Book review: The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook

“There are two types of firms: those that know they’ve been (cyber) attacked and those that don’t,” says Jill Rhodes, co-author along with Vincent Polley of the The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook. The book is an initiative of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force that was created in 2012 to bring together the legal community and… Read More »

Categories: 2013 December Cybercrime, Articles, Book Review, Cyber dangers, Legal Technology

Book reviews: iPad for Litigators and Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers

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The practicePRO Lending Library continues to grow with the addition of two new books: iPad for Litigators, and Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers. iPad for Litigators Lawyers have quickly learned that their new iPads are for more than just entertainment. Many have seen how they can be utilized in their law… Read More »

Categories: 2013 September practicePRO 15th, Articles, Book Review

Book review: Cloud computing for lawyers

cover of Cloud Computing for Lawyers

“Cloud computing” has become the hot technology topic lately, and many lawyers are looking for information and guidance to help them both better understand the concept and integrate it into their firms. Nicole Black, founder of a company that educates lawyers on emerging legal technologies, has set out to explain the risks and benefits of… Read More »

Categories: 2012 August Checklists, Articles, Book Review, Cyber dangers, Legal Technology

Book reviews: iPad, iPad Apps and LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers

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Here are three new additions to the practicePRO Lending Library you can read in under an hour. Two cover the gadget everyone waits in line to buy, and the other a powerful (but often underused) tool for building your online professional contact network. iPad in One Hour for Lawyers by Tom Mighell. Published in 2011,… Read More »

Categories: 2012 May/June - Year in Review 2011, Articles, Book Review, Legal Technology

Book review: Three titles on recruiting and keeping lawyers and partner departures

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The practicePRO Lending Library has more than 100 practice management titles available to Ontario lawyers free of charge. Here are three titles that make for great additional reading for the topics covered in this issue of LAWPRO Magazine. Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent by… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Book Review, Firm Management, Legal Careers
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