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Cultivate Your Innovation Mindsets to Build Your Future Practice Today

The legal services sectors are experiencing a period of rapid, significant change. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on the shortcomings of antiquated parts of our justice system and legal practice models, courts and law firms quickly shifted processes and practices throughout 2020. There’s no turning back. To help you plan for the future… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Access to Justice, Articles, Firm Management, Future of law, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, Solo and Small Firm, Wellness

Working together remotely: A real life conversation about managing teams through the “new normal”

The COVID pandemic forced the legal sector to leap forward decades in a matter of days. More change happened than many people thought possible but there has also been huge amount of stress. How will we work in the “Next Normal?” LAWPRO’s Juda Strawczynski (JS) was joined by Hong Dao (HD) of the Oregon Professional… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Articles, Firm Management, Future of law

10 tips to adapt to the new contingency fee regime

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On July 1, 2021, Ontario’s contingency fees became subject to significant changes, with amendments to both the Solicitors Act and the Law Society of Ontario’s Rules of Professional Conduct coming into force. The changes will affect how contingency fees are calculated and will impact how contingency fee matters are managed from marketing and new client… Read More »

Categories: 2022 June - After Covid 19, Access to Justice, Articles, Civil Litigation, Firm Management, Marketing, Retainers

Free Legal Research Resources for Lawyers and Law Students

Great legal analysis starts with great legal research. The law changes quickly: to avoid making a mistake in your advice, don’t give off-the-cuff advice – start with legal research. This article highlights five free sources you can use, and how to make the most of them to help you help solve your client’s legal issues…. Read More »

Categories: Education / Continuing Professional Development, Firm Management, Law students/new lawyers, Online Only

Tips for Successfully Building Access to Justice into your Law Practice

This program was part of Access to Justice Week 2021. Join LAWPRO, The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) and Toronto Lawyers Association to explore how legal professionals can structure their practices to better facilitate access to justice. Participants will hear from a panel of legal professionals from across the province and various areas… Read More »

Categories: Access to Justice, Communications Errors, Conflicts of Interest, CPD, Firm Management

Law Is a Buyer’s Market: Building A Client-First Law Firm

Law firms are experiencing a wrenching period of upheaval. Economic crises, technology explosions, and a regulatory revolution have spawned a wave of innovative competitors. Newly empowered clients have adopted aggressive buying behaviours and begun dictating the terms of their relationships to law firms. Faced with this unprecedented competitive landscape and an industry-wide drop in demand… Read More »

Categories: Book, Firm Management

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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