Stephen Mabey is keen to share his insights and opinions
regarding law firm management.


Stephen is a well-respected advisor and speaker within the Canadian legal community. In addition, he is a prolific writer. His articles on leadership, marketing, practice transitioning, and other topics have been published in a variety of legal industry periodicals.

Here is a selection of Stephen’s articles.

Why Firms Must Move from the Traditional Governance Model - pdf
Stephen Mabey, August 2017

A Roundtable with Millennial Lawyers: Let's Hear Their Perspective - pdf
Stephen Mabey, July 2017

Pricing Innovation: Legal Innovation Now - pdf
Stephen Mabey, June 2017

More than Ever The Time is Now for Female led Leadership in both Legal Departments and Law Firms - pdf
Stephen Mabey, March 2017

Seven New Year's Resolutions for Law Firms - pdf
Stephen Mabey, December 2016

Hard as I Try, I Can't Make this Square Peg fit in this Round Hole - pdf
Stephen Mabey, November 2016

Life Time Achievement Award presented to the Legal Profession — Challenge Management - pdf
Stephen Mabey, November 2016

The Barbarians have passed the Gate - pdf
Stephen Mabey, July 2016

How to tell if your Firm's Compensation is Aligned with its Strategic Direction - pdf
Stephen Mabey, May 2016

How to straighten out your jumbled financial records - pdf
Stephen Mabey, February 2016

Definitely Mabey: A Different Perspective on Strategy - pdf
Stephen Mabey, November 2015

Observations from the Inaugural MPF Leadership Academy - pdf
John Remsen, JR, Stephen Mabey, Karen MacKay, October 2015

Definitely Mabey: Questions that should be asked and answered by partners - pdf
Stephen Mabey, July 2015

Definitely Mabey: The other diversity - pdf
Stephen Mabey, July 2015

Speaker's Corner: OTLA's ABS submission couches own interest as protecting the public - pdf
Stephen Mabey, March 2015

Definitely Mabey:The Legal Profession's Impersonation of Milli Vanilli - pdf
Stephen Mabey, January 2015

50-Cent Dollars Are in Vogue Again
Stephen Mabey, January/February 2015

Definitely Mabey: Attitude is everything when combatting stress in law firms - pdf
Stephen Mabey, December 2014

Definitely Mabey: Culture — glue or repellent — your choice - pdf
Stephen Mabey, December 2014

Definitely Mabey: Communication, communication, communication - pdf
Stephen Mabey, October 2014

Definitely Mabey: Client focused cost controls - pdf
Stephen Mabey, September 2014

Definitely Mabey: Heard about the high margins and so you want to invest in a law firm? - pdf
Stephen Mabey, August 2014

Definitely Mabey: Measuring legal department metrics - pdf
Stephen Mabey, July 2014

Definitely Mabey: Leadership — Has It Ever Been More Important? - pdf
Stephen Mabey, June 2014

Definitely Mabey: Law firm management by the numbers
Stephen Mabey, June 2014 - pdf

Definitely Mabey: Mothballing traditional marketing approaches
Stephen Mabey, May 2014 - pdf

Definitely Mabey: Three universal truths raised by the Heenan Blaikie story
Stephen Mabey, April 2014 - pdf

Definitely Mabey: You may get paid on revenues but you spend profits
Stephen Mabey, March 2014 - pdf

Definitely Mabey: Pricing: too critical to be left to the accountants
Stephen Mabey, February 2014 - pdf

Definitely Mabey: Let's learn about legal process mapping
Stephen Mabey, January 2014 - pdf

See articles archived 2013 to 2012, 2011 to 2010 or 2009 & older.



See articles archived 2013 to 2012, 2011 to 2010 or 2009 & older.




The MPF 2017 Leadership Conference -
May 2017 - Atlanta, GA

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The MPF 2015 Leadership Conference -
May 2015 - Atlanta, GA

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The MPF 2014 Leadership Conference -
May 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Managing Partner Forum Leadership Conference: Tackling the Really Tough Issues - Bad Behaviour and Underperformance

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"I have heard Steve talk at marketing conferences. He is an excellent public speaker and a pleasure to work with." Larry Bodine, Business Development Advisor, Larry Bodine Marketing ~ Read more testimonials.

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