Definitely Mabey

Notable developments south of the border

This month's column is focused on current awareness.

Stephen Mabey Author

There have been two developments from south of the border in recent months that are worth being aware of and investing some time to think about in context of the Canadian legal industry.

There is a difference between applying appropriate lenses and being blind to what is happening in other jurisdictions. You need to park your “they are different” mindset and just contemplate the concepts.

New York State Bar Association’s “Report of the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession”

In response to the rapid changes being experienced by its members, the New York State Bar Association formed a task force to address:

  • developments in the economics, structure, and billing practices of law firms;
  • changes in the model of educating and training new lawyers;
  • the pressures on lawyers seeking to find balance between their professional and personal lives; and
  • the implications of technology on the practice of law.

Some of the underlying contextual premises that the task force and its four subcommittees developed consensus on included: ...


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Until next month, remember as Voltaire is alleged to have said:

“Those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”

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First Published in Canadian Lawyer May 2011. Copyright © Applied Strategies Inc.

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