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The Future of Law: Should legal service providers be regulated?

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By stating that they are not practising law or providing legal advice, legal service providers (see yesterday’s post on what a “legal service provider” is) shrewdly aim to take themselves out of the current legal services regulatory scheme and nicely avoid all the education, admission, ethics and insurance obligations that lawyers must fulfill. You can… Read More »

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The Future of Law Who will provide legal services?

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Our current legal system is predicated on lawyers – and more recently paralegals – delivering “legal services” (the definition of this term is discussed in the next section). Can Ontario lawyers maintain a monopoly on professional legal services? The answer is probably not. In fact, some would argue the monopoly ended when paralegals were given… Read More »

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In the practicePRO Lending Library: Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 2

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This complete hands-on guide reveals the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using free and low-cost public records available on the Internet (and from fee-based databases). Written for legal professionals (but also useful for anyone who needs to conduct investigative and background research), this comprehensive desk book describes how to use… Read More »

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In the practicePRO Lending Library: Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers

Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and government agencies have “gone Google.” Find out why these organizations moved from hosting their own e-mail servers–and in some cases calendars and documents–to using Google Apps. Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers is designed as a step-by-step guide for… Read More »

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In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software

What can practice management systems software do for your law practice? With the right system in place, you and your staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce… 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 »

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New in the practicePRO Lending Library: The 2015 Solo & Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

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This annual guide is written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office will need. It’s written in clear, easily accessible language… Read More »

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