CBA Practicelink Law Firm Leaders


Berry insecure?

  • February 03, 2014
  • Jason Scott Alexander

Apply security measures to your Blackberry communications.

Partner compensation as a moral responsibility

  • January 20, 2014
  • Edward Poll

The practice of law is a business. That means law firms are governed by the same cash flow formula that defines all business success: P = R - E. Profit (for the firm owners) equals revenue collected less expenses. This defines cash flow, the lubricant that enables all businesses to function.

Make Partners Face Up to Each Other at a Firm Retreat

  • January 07, 2014
  • Edward Poll

In the nearly 20 years since the 1989 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Black et al v. Law Society of Alberta, which opened the door to interprovincial law firm mergers, there has been a steady stream of law firm combinations in Canada.

Women in the boardroom: How your firm can gain more female leaders

  • October 01, 2013
  • Julie Sobowale

Women are graduating from law school in slightly higher numbers than men, but that ratio certainly isn’t reflected on the partner rolls or on the boards of companies. Julie Sobowale, a lawyer and journalist, suggests some ways of changing that situation.

La rémunération des associés sous l’angle de la responsabilité morale

  • October 01, 2013
  • Ed Poll

Un avocat a décrit ainsi le modèle traditionnel des cabinets d’avocats : « Les avocats s’occupent de leur propres affaires dans leurs propres intérêts, année après année ». Selon lui, ce modèle n’est pas viable car « Les objectifs à court terme de chaque avocat ne mènent pas automatiquement à la viabilité à long terme du cabinet ».

Paying the associates

  • December 08, 2011
  • Carol Neshevich

Compensation for associates is often based on a progressive salary system.

Measuring performance

  • December 07, 2011
  • Carol Neshevich

So your firm has decided it needs a new partner compensation system, and you’ve sat down and defined the firm’s core values and strategic goals. What’s the next step?