From De-equitization to Invention

An article in Lawyers Weekly “Economics forcing firms to cut ties” by Grant Cameron  discusses how firms are de-equitizing partners and sometimes keeping them on as associates.  http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&volume=34&number=29&article=5 De-equitizing partners seems like a band-aid approach to a bigger problem. In attempting to navigate the changes in the legal market, Richard Susskind recommends that we ask … Continue reading From De-equitization to Invention

Wiki Law: Friend or Foe

Many law firms have banks of precedents to refer to for research, memos, pleadings and so on. So far there has not been any substantive effort to consolidate the work online, like on Wikipedia. Such an effort would devastate the traditional legal publishing community but would be a valuable resource to lawyers and laypeople alike. At the … Continue reading Wiki Law: Friend or Foe

Legal Publishing and the Next Revolution

Consumer 3D printing promises to transform the manufacturing industry and spark the next industrial revolution. The technology has been around for about 30 years, but it is only recently that it has become accessible to the regular person. Today people can print jewellery, toys, prosthetic limbs, and so on, using 3D printers. Not only are we … Continue reading Legal Publishing and the Next Revolution

Back to School Reading

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” Tyrion Lannister to Jon Snow, Season 1 Game of Thrones. September is usually associated with the start of a new school year. Below I have listed a few of my favourite books that I have read this year. … Continue reading Back to School Reading