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Eliminate productivity blockers to boost profitability: Part 2

Productivity blockers are inhibiting law firms' profitability and efficiency, Catherine Moffitt , an associate at legal practice management specialists Cosgrove Associates , tells Read more

One pageant please; hold the pageantry

By Marcel Strigberger . The Miss America organization announced that its participants will no longer be required to appear in the swimsuit event, nor will the ladies be required to wear evening gowns. In short, the judges will not be adjudicating on physical appearance. Read more

Groupthink and financial statement fraud

In part two of a four-part series, Toronto forensic accountant and chartered business valuator Patricia Harris explores groupthink in the context of financial statement fraud. Read more

Eliminate productivity blockers to boost profitability: Part 1

Catherine Moffitt , an associate with legal practice management specialists Cosgrove Associates , is on a mission to eliminate law firms’ productivity blockers. Read more

Strigberger shares insights on the writing process

He has lightened the air in courtrooms, mediations and resolution meetings resulting in many settlements but his sense of humour is only one ingredient, legal humorist and author Marcel Strigberger tells Authority Magazine. Read more

Legal tech shows no signs of slowing

By Alan Bass and Michael Sauber . Legal technology has been around for a long time. But the last three years saw a major uptick in new legal tech companies. While not a perfect storm, several factors are driving this growth. We examine these here in brief. Read more

Law enforcement taking advantage of drones' surveillance potential

The falling cost of drone technology could revolutionize certain types of surveillance, says MKD International Inc. founding partner and managing director Jim Downs. Read more

A code-driven approach to legal debt collection

Juggling multiple accounts at the same time can be a real “liability nightmare” for lawyers who do debt collection, says Toronto litigator François Sauvageau. Read more

Technology increases productivity and efficiency, cuts costs and errors

Legal firms should embrace technological change, including artificial intelligence, to help reduce the burden of mundane tasks, become more efficient and cut costs, says Korbitec president Alan Bass. Read more

It's motorcycle season: motoring public, watch your surroundings

With summer the busiest driving season for motorcycles, it’s important for everyone on the roadways to be aware of their surroundings at all times to avoid a crash, Toronto settlement loan provider Larry Herscu of Easy Legal Finance tells Read more

Washroom please — hold the frappuccino

By Marcel Strigberger . We just saw the U.S. Starbucks close down its outlets for several hours to allow for sensitivity training of staff following an event at a Philadelphia branch where an associate racially discriminated against two black men, refusing to let them use the washroom without making a purchase, and then calling police and having them arrested when they did not leave the premises. Read more

Coaches can help lawyers execute a mid-life professional makeover

Completing a mid-life professional makeover is easier for lawyers than it sounds as long as they have the right professional guidance, Toronto lawyer and certified executive coach Michael Bury tells . Read more

The profile of a fraudster: tips for employers

Despite the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) estimate that only four per cent of frauds committed against companies are discovered by external auditors, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator Dave Oswald says there are ways employers can protect themselves from this crime. Read more

Court reporting the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry

By Kim Neeson . Neesons is providing same-day rough draft and overnight certified transcripts in the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry focusing on the tragic events caused by former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer. Read more

Law and humour go together for Strigberger

Comedy came early into the life of legal humourist Marcel Strigberger. Read more