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Small and Solo | July 2017


HOW TO DEAL WITH PRACTICE DISRUPTIONS

HOW TO DEAL WITH PRACTICE DISRUPTIONS

When you’re running your own law firm, you have to plan for both the known knowns and the unknown unknowns. That is, it pays to have a plan in place for both the practice disruptions you can see coming – pregnancy, vacation – and those you can’t. Read on for more.

WORKING FOR FREE?

WORKING FOR FREE? TIPS FOR REDUCING NON-BILLABLE HOURS

When you’re paying yourself, it’s easy to feel like any time of the working day not spent actively making money is time spent robbing your own wallet. That can be good motivation but also a vicious cycle, if you start trying to save billable hours by cutting non-paying activities you actually need to do. We have some tips for finding balance. Read on for more.


Seen & Noted


PARTS OF SMALL BUSINESS TAX AMENDMENTS FALL ‘OUTSIDE THE REALM OF MISCHIEF’

A proposal in the 2016 federal budget to change section 125 of the Income Tax Act dealing with the Small Business Deduction risks creating unintended consequences for businesses across the country, says the Joint Committee on Taxation of the CBA and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Read on for more.

RETAINER AGREEMENTS - WHAT ARE THEY?

Robert Shawyer provides a primer on retainers – for lawyers to offer up to their clients. While lawyers may be clear on what retainers are, and what they cover, clients may be less so. Read on for more.

THE BC COLLABORATIVE ROSTER SOCIETY PRO BONO PROJECT

Vancouver lawyer Nancy Cameron, Q.C., talks about a program developed to allow collaboratively trained professionals to provide consensual dispute resolution services pro bono to those who can’t afford legal help. Read on for more.

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