Skills Set # 20: Capitalizing on the LSO

“A lawyer’s duty to act with civility does not exist in a vacuum. Rather, it exists in concert with a series of professional obligations that both constrain and compel a lawyer’s behavior”. Groia v. The Law Society of Upper Canada (2018) Lawyers of all calls fall easily into the trap of thinking of the Law […]

Skill Sets # 11: How to Succeed in (Our) Business

The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it and not say anything.  If they fall off, they fall off, but it’s bad if you say anything to them.  Holden Caulfield I like watching younger lawyers reach.  I don’t like watching them fall. […]

Practice Management — Mentoring

This space will regularly comment on issues that face early call lawyers in the practice of law. I anticipate coming forward weekly, from my desk at Mann Lawyers LLP, to identify, examine and offer solutions to issues that commonly occur.  As might be expected, I use the term ‘early call’ rather than ‘young’ in recognition […]