The ‘Second Season’ of Retirement for Lawyers: Are You Ready?
Lawyers who keep up with evolving trends in the profession should have no trouble remaining in practice as long as desired. But even lawyers are not immune from the inevitability of demographics.
Paternity Leave for Lawyers in Canada – Two Solitudes
Quebec society and Quebec employers are doing something right, or at least something decidedly different, when it comes to paternity leave. That raises the questions: what they doing, how can it be improved upon and what can other firms do to emulate their successes?
Keeping Them by Sending Them Away: Sabbaticals and Lawyer Retention
Determine if a sabbatical solution is right for you and your firm: the arguments for and against; the building blocks of a program; the keys to successful implementation; and a sample policy which can serve as a starting point for your firm.
Podcast: New Ways to Practice Work/Life Balance
At the 2006 CBA Canadian Legal Conference in St. John’s, a panel of work-life balance experts discussed the current situation, successful practices already in place, and a real-life example of a law firm where recruitment and retention issues have virtually disappeared following the introduction of “balanced” policies.
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Finding the Right Fit: Law Firm Fitness Benefits for a Health-Conscious Generation
The lawyer running after the ambulance is a cliché, but at least he was getting some exercise. Firms are recognizing the power of physical fitness for improving job performance, marketing, retention and morale. But not everyone enjoys working out in a gym. As many Canadian law firms are demonstrating, there are creative ways to offer physical fitness benefits.
Lawyers and Depression: Three Case Studies
It is vital that lawyers know the symptoms, causes and treatments of a principle hazard of their profession—depression. Many still don’t understand depression, why lawyers are so susceptible, what treatments are available, and when and where to seek help. These fictional case studies constitute a must-read primer on depression for all lawyers.
Coping With Stress and Avoiding Burnout: Techniques For Lawyers
Stress is a fact of life for all of us, and lawyers are certainly no exception. Read on to find out more about stress and the human response, and how lawyers can take steps to cope with stress in their everyday lives. More...