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The amorphous now

Dealing with ambiguity is one of the most important skills a leader can master. Making decisions when all necessary information is not at hand helps to keep our economies, businesses and even families moving forward. There often isn’t enough time to gather all the pertinent data – it just doesn’t exist, or it’s too expensive…. Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Content Type, Editorials, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type

Editorial: Who or what is really making our decisions?

kaleidoscope brain

The room was abuzz. Audience members were whispering questions and asking how to apply the new information in their offices. The event was a Law Society of Upper Canada Continuing Professional Development program entitled Neuroscience and Behavioural Economics for Legal Practitioners and I don’t remember sensing as much engagement in other recent events I have… Read More »

Categories: 2017 February Neuroscience, Editorials, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type

Not your mother’s law career

Who (or what) inspired you to go to law school? Regardless of their reasons for choosing a legal education, today’s young lawyers can expect that their experiences practising law will be different from depictions of the profession they witnessed growing up. Tablet computers have replaced wheeled trial bags, Skype™ conferences stand in for face-to-face meetings,… Read More »

Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Articles, Editorials

Being part of the collaboration

Access to Justice

To quote The Action Group on Access to Justice (“TAG”), “The justice system is inaccessible to far too many. We must find better, more affordable and timely ways for people to manage and resolve their legal problems. No single organization has the answers. Collaboration, innovation and broad participation is required.” How can we help while… Read More »

Categories: 2016 September A2J, Articles, Editorials

Stable. Advice. Trustworthy. Security. Professional. Coverage.

The words that appear on our cover describe how LAWPRO served its insureds in 2015. An insurance company can call itself a success if it provides stability in an unpredictable environment. Insurance allows the economy to grow by providing a place where it is safe for insureds to navigate day-to-day challenges and unpredictable events. with… Read More »

Categories: 2016 May - Year in Review 2015, Articles, Editorials

Towards a new understanding

Having written my Master’s major research paper on the interaction between aboriginal title and statutory land registration systems, I have had some vicarious exposure to the experiences of Indigenous people with the law. It was an eye-opening experience to learn some of the profound differences in fundamental assumptions regarding governance, law, the land and our… Read More »

Categories: 2016 January Indigenous, Articles, Editorials, Indigenous clients

Stop. Look. Listen.

Cover of 2014 Year in Review issue

The phrase, “Stop. Look. Listen.” was a slogan used to help people remember to stay alert while crossing railroad tracks before the invention of mechanical gates and flashing lights. It’s also a great way to remind oneself to be both prudent and responsive. Listening is a key skill for any professional and one we take… Read More »

Categories: 2015 May - Review of 2014, Articles, Editorials

What does diversity mean for our profession?

multi coloured shapes of people

As I look forward to celebrating in 2015 the 20th anniversary of LAWPRO providing the Ontario bar’s primary professional liability program, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the changes our society and profession have experienced during that time. This issue discusses the diversity that is now represented in our profession, how we are… Read More »

Categories: 2014 September Diversity, Articles, Diversity, Editorials
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