CBA Practicelink Young Lawyers


Coaching 2.0: An Interactive, Involved Approach

  • February 20, 2014
  • Edward Poll

It’s impossible these days to avoid hearing or reading about “Web 2.0”—the trend to interactivity on the Internet that is epitomized by the give and take between online users of blogs and social networking sites. The idea is that the Internet experience is far more meaningful if the visitor to a site is an active, participatory user rather than a passive viewer.

Clients mean business

  • February 13, 2014
  • Lori Brazier

Lawyers seeking a real market advantage have to understand and respond to their clients' entrepreneurial spirit and objectives

The Perfect Legal Bill

  • February 13, 2014
  • Edward Poll

Back by popular demand, here’s another installment in the CBA PracticeLink series on getting accounts paid. In this article, Ed Poll describes the components of an all too rarely achieved client expectation —the perfect legal bill.

@firms: #what are your lawyers tweeting about?

  • January 17, 2014
  • Patrick Bellerose

A few minutes after landing in Memphis for a presentation he was to make at Fedex’s headquarters, James Andrews tweeted this message: “Confession. I’m in one of those cities where I think I’d rather die than live here!’” Soon afterward, Andrews received an e-mail from a Fedex communications officer reminding him that Fedex was originally founded in Memphis and that the company would appreciate a little more respect for its home town.

Client Services in the Legal Information Age

  • January 14, 2014
  • Michael Geist

The Internet has sparked a radical change in the delivery of legal services. It changes how clients access lawyers and legal information, creates a borderless environment for the provision of legal services that brings large U.S. and U.K. firms into the Canadian market, and automates or commodifies some legal services.

Stop/Start: Replace Unproductive Marketing Strategies with Winning Techniques

  • January 09, 2014
  • Susan Van Dyke

When you’re grinding away on files and working on challenging matters, you don’t have time to spin your wheels. Everything you do has to count towards your business objectives. If you’re still marketing your firm the same way you did five years ago, I hear wheels spinning. You can promote your firm better, faster, and more efficiently just by making a few changes in your approach.

Self-Assessment: Exploring an Alternative Career

  • January 07, 2014
  • Janice Mucalov, LL.B.

Do you find yourself daydreaming about teaching yoga, delivering mail, doing anything but practising law? Maybe you’re in the wrong field. Or maybe you just need a change of scenery. Here’s how to perform a thorough self-assessment to determine if law is the right career for you.