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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

Evaluating Online Lawyer Referral Services

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Occasionally LAWPRO gets asked to give an opinion on the effectiveness or legitimacy of the various lawyer referral services that try to get people to sign up. All we can really say is we aren’t aware of any problems relating to them, and it’s up to individual lawyers to decide whether its a good use… Read More »

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Giving Up Solo Practice for Firm Life

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When lawyers decide to change the way they practice, it seems to be a more common story that they leave a big firm to strike out on their own, rather than the other way around. LAWPRO even has a questionnaire designed to help those considering sole practice. However, some lawyers do make the opposite change…. Read More »

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Is this the job you want? How to find the right fit – and then sell yourself in the interview

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The following article is by Wendy Werner, owner and principal of Werner Associates LLC, a career coaching and law practice management consulting firm. It originally appeared in the 2012 Student Issue of LAWPRO Magazine. On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession… Read More »

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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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