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DivorceMate to hold fall training sessions

DivorceMate Software Inc. is hosting a series of training seminars so both longstanding and new users can learn how to best optimize what the software has to offer, says company president Michael Perlman. Read more

Policy manual a must for law firms

It’s important for every law firm to have an office policy manual that is reviewed annually and accessible to everyone who works there, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer. Read more

Knock-off brands no bargain for deal hunters

Bargain hunters beware: That knock-off Louis Vuitton bag may be tempting, but there’s a hidden cost behind counterfeit merchandise, says Jim Downs , managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Billiards with the Bar fundraiser an event not to miss

Toronto’s legal community and friends are being invited to play billiards, have some food and socialize for a good cause — providing the city’s hungry with hot, nutritious meals. Read more invaluable for family court self-reps

The number of self-represented litigants is on the rise in family court, which brings challenges for both sides of the table — but a resource such as (MSC) can be a valuable asset for those who choose to go it alone, says the National Post . Read more

Remote reporting a remedy to stenographer shortage

As courts across the country continue to replace live court reporters with digital recordings, Toronto court reporter Kim Neeson says it’s time the legal industry took a serious look at remote reporting technology. Read more

Seven tips for using SurveyMonkey to get client opinions

By Jana Schilder Election polls, employee surveys, marketing research, and customer opinions all grapple with the same question: “What do you think?” Read more

Law firm emergency plan should cover tech, basic needs

For law firms, a business continuity plan should not only cover alternative office arrangements in case of emergency, but also how to manage some of the practice's more basic technologies, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Most distracted accidents are acts of stupidity: Ford

Toronto orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon Dr. Michael Ford has witnessed the aftermath of distracted walking and driving accidents first-hand in the emergency room, and says stiffer penalties are in order. Read more

Budget, monitoring system key to handling lawyer expense claims

When it comes to managing lawyers' expenses, it is essential for law firms to have a clear budget and an outline of the level of claims that are acceptable, Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Consumers pay the price for insurance fraud: Downs

With personal injury claims on the rise, consumers can expect to pay even more for auto insurance, says Jim Downs , managing director of MKD International Inc. Read more

Neeson reflects on 20 years of court reporting

Despite the significant improvements technology has brought to court reporting in the past 20 years, attitudes remain resistant to change in the system, says Toronto court reporter Kim Neeson. Read more

TLA Courthouse Library offers services for the ‘little guy’

The Toronto Lawyers Association’s Courthouse Library offers lawyers the sophisticated tools to do extensive legal research at a fraction of the usual cost, says its executive director Joan Rataic-Lang . Read more

MKD provides surveillance for insurance companies, corporations

MKD International Inc. is often hired by insurance companies, law firms and corporations to conduct surveillance for a host of matters including workers' compensation, personal injury, insurance fraud investigations and employee-related issues, says the firm's managing director Jim Downs . Read more

The billable hour: a costing system, not a billing system

The billable hour shouldn’t be used by lawyers as a billing system but rather as one of several factors to consider in determining the cost of a particular service, says Toronto legal management consultant Mark Dormer. Read more