Law is Cool: Personal Choice v. Systemic Issue

By: Farrah Rajan Justice Minister Peter Mackay claims that women are not applying to be judges because it may take them away from time with their children.  Although his comments were made in reference to the lack of diversity on federally appointed courts, the mindset can be applied to all people in the workforce, regardless ...

Wise Law Blog: Goodbye Google Reader: Survival Tips for July 1 and Beyond

Today at SlawTips, I look at the world after Google Reader, which is to be closed down on July 1st, and offer a few promising alternatives for legal power-users who just can’t do without their daily RSS reader fixes: So where shall we go on July 1 to find our vital law blog updates, breaking legal news, ...

Wise Law Blog: "But I Still Really Wanna Be a Fireman…"

Did your mama always want you to become a lawyer? Well, according to a survey conducted by Lawyers.com, those kinds of parental inclinations probably haven’t changed much. Parents of the world still see a bright future for their children in the legal profession: 64% of survey respondents with children in the household want their child ...

Wise Law Blog: Tax-Time Assessment

Today at SlawTips, I suggest a checklist of questions for lawyers to ponder about their firms’ bookkeeping and accounting processes, with a view to making tax-day 2014 a bit more painless. See today’s post: New (Tax) Year’s Resolutions. – Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

Wise Law Blog: Thursday’s Practice Tip: Communications with Clients

In our column this week at SlawTips, David Bilinsky and I offer practical solutions to the oft-cited challenge of maintaining good communications with our clients: Once a practice has matured, no lawyer can do it alone. The solution to the communications conundrum is probably as simple as this – develop good communications systems for your ...

Wise Law Blog: Dialogue with the "Law Society Guy"

My discussion with B.C. Law Society lawyer and practice management guru, David Bilinsky, continues today with this week’s installment at SlawTips.   See Perspectives on Practice Management: The Regulator and the Practitioner. Here’s a snippet: Perhaps our regulators would do well to recognize – and dare I say learn from – the degree of dedication and determination so ...

Wise Law Blog: Canadian Lawyer Magazine: "Brief Intro to Lawyers on Twitter"

Nova Scotia lawyer Damian J. Penny providers a kind take on our @wiselaw on Twitter feed in A brief intro to lawyers on Twitter – Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Toronto lawyer Garry J. Wise, in particular, has turned his Twitter feed (@wiselaw) into a must-read for Canadian lawyers, especially those practising family law. As I write this, ...

Wise Law Blog: Webcast Today: The Law Society’s Great Canadian Articling Debate II

Will Ontario law graduates soon have an alternative to the profession’s articling programme?  Will the LSUC Benchers do away with articling all together? Or will common sense prevail, with Benchers electing to devote the LSUC’s resources and energies to strengthening, modernizing and expanding the province’s current articling system, to ensure that an adequate number of ...