About Juda Strawczynski
Juda is Director, practicePRO at LAWPRO. He manages and promotes practicePRO, LAWPRO’s innovative claims and risk management initiative, including identifying emerging claims and risk, resource creation, and outreach to the profession.
Prior to joining LAWPRO, he served as a Policy Counsel at the Law Society of Ontario, where he provided strategic counsel with respect to key issues facing the legal profession, including access to justice, professional regulation, governance and legislative issues. Prior to that, Juda practised litigation, and served as a Fellow at Physicians for Human Rights in Cambridge, MA, as President of Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) from 2013 to 2018, and as a Director of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Juda has a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Humanistic Studies and International Development Studies, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.
Juda Strawczynski's Posts
Law can be an isolating profession, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of ways where collaboration can help you find joy in your practice and increase your productivity. Here are three quick tips to get collaborating. Get a buddy Just like it can help to have a gym buddy to keep you… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
Time is a finite resource, but sometimes we can have more time on key tasks by finding new time! Consider tech tools to save time There is no shortage of tech tools that can save you time. For a starting point, check out practicePRO’s Technology Products for Lawyers and Law Firms to learn about different… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
Use Checklists We at LAWPRO and practicePRO love checklists. When they include the key pieces, they work. They’ve been used to get people to the moon and back, for flying airplanes, for safe surgeries and for manufacturing processes. For a deeper dive about how checklists help people manage complex tasks, we love Atul Gawande’s The… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
Procrastination is a word we use to describe when people struggle to get tasks done and delays. But the description is the tip of the procrastination iceberg. Procrastination is a complex phenomenon. It’s important to recognize some of the underlying factors that could be contributing to procrastination. Research proves there are different reasons people procrastinate…. Read More »Categories: Limitations Claims
Get to Know Your Internal Clock Our work cultures are based on a 9-5 (or 8-6, or beyond) workday. But our brains don’t work that way. You may do you best thinking and writing in the early morning. Or after a child’s bedtime. As we age, our internal clocks change. Get to know your internal… Read More »Categories: Limitations Claims
Good habits help you embrace the joy of practice and reduce stress. There are lots of great places to learn about how you can work on developing good habits. We recommend: Nora Rock, The Mysterious Magic of Routines, LAWPRO Magazine James Clear, Atomic Habits Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit Stretch Each Day to Compound… Read More »Categories: Risk Management & Claims Prevention
Lawyers and law firm staff are busy. Time management is a real risk factor – with time management issues accounting for 20% of claims reported to LAWPRO over the last decade. Time management errors include missed deadlines, not considering or miscalculating limitation periods, and not promptly responding to clients. At times, time management errors are… Read More »Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies, Limitations Claims
Part of reflective practice involves setting goals and working towards them. Write them down and make them S.M.A.R.T. Write Them Down Take time at the start of the year and on a regular basis to take a break from your daily grind to write down your goals. Taking the time to write down your goals… Read More »Categories: Career Management