Wise Law Blog: On Change, Planning and Professional Practice

Death, taxes and change. Reputedly, these are among life’s inevitabilities. And while there is probably very little we can do about death and taxes, change is something we truly can manage. A central theme of many of my Practice Tips posts has been the importance of planning for law firms and other professional practices. By ...

Wise Law Blog: On Change, Planning and Professional Practice

Death, taxes and change. Reputedly, these are among life’s inevitabilities. And while there is probably very little we can do about death and taxes, change is something we truly can manage. A central theme of many of my Practice Tips posts has been the importance of planning for law firms and other professional practices. By ...

Wise Law Blog: Leadership

What does it mean to be a leader?And what does true leadership in a law firm context really entail?Clearly, there is no “one size fits all” answer to these questions. Every leader’s approach and plan will necessarily vary, depending on circumstances, temperament, objectives, opportunities – and practicalities.But behind any effective plan lies a vision of ...

Wise Law Blog: When The Press Comes A’Calling

In the course of your work as a legal professional, you may receive the occasional call from the media, seeking your comments or insights on a recent legal development or issue.Handling these enquiries with expertise and grace will always be beneficial to you and your practice.Here are a few tips on working with the media in ...

Wise Law Blog: Health Care Practitioners: Please Don’t Keep Notes About Your Patients’ Discussions With Their Lawyers

Today’s tip is for health care practitioners whose patients are involved in litigation.We recognize that it might be natural, and even good practice, for medical practitioners to ask their patients how their lawsuits are going.Particularly for those practitioners who provide counselling, these discussions may be essential to your work.Lawsuits can weigh heavily upon the psyches of ...

Wise Law Blog: Mobilegeddon: Is Your Law Firm Website Ready to Pass Google’s New Mobile-Friendliness Test?

Some call it Mobilegeddon.Google began to roll out a mobile-friendliness update last Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  With this latest, major algorithmic change, Google will now be boosting search rankings of mobile-friendly web pages on its mobile search results. According to Google: A page is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria as detected ...

Wise Law Blog: Late Lawyers (and Other Musings)

New York City’s embattled, progressive mayor, Bill de Blasio, has in rapid order acquired a bit of a reputation for failing to arrive on time. His tardy tendencies have even launched a new cottage industry in the press, the “De Blasio was Late Again” outrage-of-the-day story. Late the for a St. Patrick’s Day mass. Late ...

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 ...