Law Libraries and Legal Malpractice

A flow chart of the legal research process as pictured by David Whelan and the relative costs of each segment

Lawyers do not need law libraries to be competent.  The reality of modern legal practice is that legal professionals need access to legal information and its location is irrelevant.  Legal publishers have embraced this and, over the last decade, have devoted their product development to lawyer work flow.  This workflow …

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Corporate Counsel Can Work Anywhere


Corporate counsel and in-house lawyers can work anywhere: in the office, on the road, at home.  Unfortunately, mobile lawyering for corporations is as anemic a productivity tool as it is for lawyers everywhere.  Legal professionals who generate new work product and communications at their desk do less when they get …

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Law Practice Technology Intro

CN Tower, Toronto, with a blue sky, taken from the Union Station railway platform

If you’re getting started in law practice as a solo or small law firm – or, to be honest, if you’re in a larger organization but are the in-house counsel and essentially operate a small law firm – you may find this paper useful.  It is a total rewrite of …

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