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♫ All the little birdies on Jaybird Street Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet…♫ Music and Lyrics by Thomas Jimmie, recorded by Michael Jackson. Would you pay attention to an emerging marketing platform that has seen a 663% increase in people over the last two years looking for recommendations around professional services? I would imagine you would. Twitter is that platform. Now: how many of you have a thoughtful, continual and…
“Some changes are so slow, you don’t notice them, others are so fast, they don’t notice you.” —Ashleigh Brilliant BC’s Innovative online system resolves thousands of legal disputes—usually without lawyers. On July 13, 2016, the legal world changed in a small but significant way when an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Tribunal started taking its first cases in British Columbia, Canada. BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) drew on prior private law examples such as eBay and…
♫ And if it’s bad Don’t let it get you down, you can take it.. Hold your head up, oh hold your head high… ♫ Music and Lyrics by Junod Etienne and Sean Price, recorded by Steppenwolf.   (Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay). When one thinks of toxic environments, one doesn’t tend to think of law offices as falling into that category. Yet I get calls from partners, associates and staff alike…
Progress by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 ImageCreator ♫ If not today Maybe tomorrow If not tomorrow Maybe in a week No matter how far I push it It needs to find me Progress ♫ Lyrics and Music by Booker T. Jones, James Edward JR Olliges, recorded by Booker T. Jones. Sometimes change happens so slowly, you don’t notice it. Sometimes change happens so quickly, it doesn’t notice you (Ashley Brilliant) Oct. 28, 2019 was…
  ♫ It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s going down… ♫ – Music and lyrics by Stephen Stills, recorded by Buffalo Springfield. There is something happening here. Traditional lawyer regulation “has not proven to foster innovation” and this in turn is seen as holding back innovations that could increase access to justice. For example, in 2018, The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California (“Board”) received…
 Attribution: Chantal Pare. ♫ Everybody thinks you’re the lamestWe all know you’re a fraudLife can be so frustratingI’m so glad you got caught…♫                                                                             Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Hawk Nelson. Fraud in the workplace cost Canadian businesses $3.2 billion, reported the CBC in 2011 (the last date I could find statistics). While lawyers have been aware of, and taken steps to prevent, fraud attempts by outsiders on their trust accounts for some time…
Creative Commons Zero – CC0 ♫ Nothing takes the past awayLike the futureNothing makes the darkness goLike the light…♫ Lyrics and Music by: M. Ciccone, M. L. Ciccone, P. Leonard, recorded by: Madonna After a break of a couple of years due to health concerns, we are resuming the New Year’s Legal Predictions Blog Post!  We have reached out to our friends & colleagues for their insights into the future of the legal world.  This year…
♫ But there never seems to be enough timeTo do the things you want to doOnce you find them… ♫ – Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Jim Croce Photo by Jordan Benton from Pexels. As lawyers we are accustomed to working long, hard hours. Indeed, some writers such as Jordan Furlong have stated there is no such thing as work-life balance as our lawyer work culture has changed over the last while from moderate to frenetic.…