Tag Archives: Private Practice

5 Things You Should Know about Partnership

You would be hard pressed to convince the ambassadors of the 99% currently occupying cities around the world that Bay Street lawyers are feeling their collective frustration and disenfranchisement. Maybe that’s a stretch. But many associates who hit their senior … Continue reading

5 Things You Should Know About Making A Lateral Move

For many law firm associates, at least a few moments of the distracted thought which rounds off their billables is spent considering whether they are at the right firm. But often the curiosity is smothered by the view that all … Continue reading

3 Things You Need to Know…About being a Mentor

Among the very rare things in life – like pleasant subway commutes, comfortable winters in Toronto and low-fat donuts – a true mentor is something that is hard to come by. All that said, I still recall wanting a mentor … Continue reading

The Brave New World of Compliance

Post economic collapse the role of compliance officers has expanded and become more widely respected, with greater government oversight and industry regulations constantly being reviewed and revised.  Vivia Chen a former corporate lawyer and now Senior Reporter for American Lawyer … Continue reading

Loose Lips Sink Ships, J.K. Rowling vs. Russells Solicitors

Back in July it was leaked to the Sunday Post a UK based newspaper that new crime novel, “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith was in fact written by billionaire author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame. After the leak, … Continue reading