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About Nora Rock

Nora Rock Nora Rock, now Corporate Writer and Policy Analyst at LAWPRO, is the author of more than 20 books on a wide range of legal subjects (as well as two novels).

Nora was called to the Bar in 1995 after earning her J.D. degree from the University of Toronto and articling with Toronto's Fasken Martineau (then Fasken Campbell Godfrey). She spent seven years as the Director of Acquisitions for Emond Montgomery Publications, where she worked as a content editor/planner and recruited and managed author teams. In 2001,

Nora launched Pith & Substance Communications, a freelance legal writing business, which she ran until joining LAWPRO in 2011. Nora also has experience developing and delivering curriculum for courses ranging from tax law to criminal procedure in the Law Clerk and Paralegal programs at Durham College.

Nora enjoys the wide variety in the work she does for LAWPRO, though criminal justice remains her favourite research area.

Nora Rock's Posts

Listening to your law clerks and legal assistants can help you avoid claims


I’ve been gossiping with your staff lately. Here at LAWPRO, we have a push on to subscribe law clerks and legal assistants to our magazine and electronic newsletters. We’re doing this because we realize that legal assistants are the “front line” responsible for many of the tasks essential to claims avoidance. In many of your… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

Be the messenger (and don’t get shot)


As our readers know, the #1 cause of claims against Ontario lawyers practising in most areas of law is problems with lawyer-client communication. Considering lawyers’ reputation for verbosity, this statistic seems counterintuitive, at least until you consider that some things are easier and more fun to talk about than others. Fun to communicate with clients… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors

Administrative dismissals: Don’t be caught standing when the music stops


This article by Nora Rock (corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO) originally appeared in the August 31 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Like fossil fuels and the saber toothed-tiger, judicial patience is a non-renewable resource. We at LAWPRO are especially mindful of the limits of judicial forbearance in the… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation
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