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practicePRO Resource: Sample budget spreadsheet

One of the most downloaded resources each year on practicePRO.ca is our Sample Budget Spreadsheet for law firms. It was created as a supplement to our Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet. A budget is an essential part of any business financial plan, but many lawyers going into business on their own for the… Read More »

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The 2016 LAWPRO Magazine student issue is out

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The 2016 Student Edition of LAWPRO Magazine (“Moving Into Practice”) is now online and will be arriving in Ontario law schools in the next few weeks. Its the fourth LAWPRO Magazine issue focused on providing students with resources to make the transition from student to lawyer. It also serves as an introduction to LAWPRO and… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage, Practice Aids, Career Management, Wellness and Balance

New in the praticePRO Lending Library: Records Management & Retention, 2nd edition

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Ensure you’re following the legal and ethics rules for maintaining hardcopy and electronic documents with this newly updated edition of an ABA bestseller. Learn how to minimize risk to your firm and your clients, improve your productivity, and decrease costs by following key records management guidelines. The practicePRO Lending Library is a free resource for… Read More »

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practicePRO Resource: Independent Legal Advice Checklist

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When providing independent legal advice, a checklist provides you with a handy tool to ensure that you are covering all the bases when discussing the underlying transaction and your client’s relationship to that transaction. Using this checklist, created by Phil Epstein Q.C., will allow you to be in a better position to successfully defend a… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Practice Aids, Conflicts of Interest

Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 2: Autonomy

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Following up on my previous post on lawyers’ personality traits, we discuss autonomy, a trait that helps lawyers do their job but makes them poor bedfellows in a law firm environment. Dr. Larry Richard states in our LAWPRO magazine article “Herding Cats: The Lawyer Personality Revealed” that studies suggest high achieving lawyers score in the 89th… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Practice Aids, Career Management, Wellness and Balance, Law Practice Management, Diversity

The Average Lawyer Is 90% More Skeptical Than Everyone Else: what this means for your clients, your colleagues, and your firm.

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A skeptical lawyer is a good lawyer. He scrutinizes every line in a contract. He questions the opposing party’s arguments. He looks for hidden motives. He looks at the law with a critical eye. His legal decisions are guided by a healthy pessimism, which helps him guard against mistakes. At the same time, a skeptical… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, Practice Aids, Career Management, Wellness and Balance, Law Practice Management, Diversity
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