Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stormy Weather Ahead: Visions of the Future for the Practice of Law

The website of Canadian Lawyer offers five different visions of what the future has in store for Canadian lawyers and the justice system.

The article has an eye-grabbing title, We interrupt your regularly scheduled law practice for this massive disruption:
"In the last few years, tremendous economic factors have been pushing and pulling the practice in all directions in Canada and around the world. While there has been much talk and many reports on dusty shelves about changes necessary to the legal profession, one senses there’s been a shift recently to a point where action has become unavoidable (...)"

"The following five essays tackle a wide swath of the practice of law: Chris Pinnington of Dentons gives us the big firm, global point of view; on a smaller-firm scale, lawyer and author Mitch Kowalski offers his insights; University of Calgary law professor Alice Woolley suggests an overhaul of the way lawyers are regulated; former Ontario associate chief justice Coulter Osborne has some pointed thoughts on improving access to the civil justice system; and incoming Canadian Bar Association president and in-house counsel Fred Headon sets out his vision for a new legal world."

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