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Company retreats can add value to law firm

Workplace retreats can be a valuable tool when building an efficient, profitable law firm, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer, president of Cosgrove Associates Inc. Read more

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program a recipe for success

Hands-on experience is the main reason law school graduates are drawn to Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP), says André Bacchus, assistant director of the LPP’s work placement program. Read more

Workplace complaints process: early assessment

Employers who rush their response to harassment complaints can increase their legal exposure, says workplace violence and elder abuse specialist Denise Koster . Read more

Saving the evidence is key in suspected fraud cases

By Dave Oswald If your organization has a strategy in place to deal with suspected fraud, you’re ahead of the game over those that suddenly come face to face with it. Preserving evidence is key, though this can be a challenge without a proper strategy. Read more

Witches, duelers and viagra, oh my!

By Marcel Strigberger Let’s talk about zombies, to wit, the zombie laws the federal government has erased from the criminal code via Bill C-51. Read more

TLA courthouse libraries the ‘great equalizer’ for lawyers

Lawyers looking to do research can find the information and professional support they need at the Toronto Lawyers Association’s Courthouse Library, says TLA executive director Joan Rataic-Lang. Read more

Billing types and time tracking

By Erica Birstler Many lawyers who bill their client on a flat fee or contingency basis often wonder if they need to track their time if the invoice amount isn’t dependent on hours worked. While recording time takes some effort, the business value it provides is well worth it. From maximizing profitability to avoiding malpractice claims, the benefits associated with tracking time regardless of billing type makes it a must. Read more

Due diligence key for consumers as real estate frauds spike

Real estate investors need to step up their due diligence on professional service providers following a spate of alleged frauds, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

MKD assists fraud victims trying to recoup losses

MKD International Inc. can help victims of financial fraud build a case against the perpetrators, says Jim Downs , the firm’s founding partner and managing director. Read more

'Moving parts' can result in different business valuations

A thorough business valuation may not be straightforward and two equally qualified valuators can, and often do, reach varying conclusions, says forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris. Read more

Fraudsters often the people you least expect: Oswald

Age is no barrier to fraud, says Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald. Read more

Stress webinar gone stressful

By Marcel Strigberger I just concluded a stressful week, all because of a webinar I took in on handling stress. Being retired from the practice of law, I find my main stressor now is technology. I’m a devout baby boomer and I feel marginalized dealing with computers and other machines. Read more

Time to consider a ‘digital detox:’ Bury

Digital wellness has become a serious concern as more people realize the toll smartphones are taking on their day-to-day lives, says Michael Bury , a certified coach with Blue Pond Coaching. Read more

Stay safe on the roads this summer: Herscu

With summer officially underway, it’s important to conduct a safety check-up before having fun in the sun, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. president and CEO Larry Herscu. Read more

Lawyers Financial developing retirement plan for legal community

The legal community may soon be able to get in on the ground floor of an “innovative” retirement plan designed specifically for lawyers and their staff, says Dawn Marchand , vice-president of marketing, product and direct distribution for Lawyers Financial. Read more