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What is the Make-Up of a Good Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

What is the Make-Up of a Good Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

The qualities required of a good disability insurance advocate are many and varied. Disability Insurance cases make their way through the Civil Justice system and the skills required of any civil litigation lawyer are required in disability insurance lawyers as well – but there are some additional qualities needed to be an effective and compassionate disability advocate. Here is a non-exhaustive list, in no particular order   The Ability to Listen   To opposing lawyers, to the medical providers, but most importantly to the client. Empathy and understanding of...
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What If Lawyers Behaved Like the U.S. Presidential Candidates at Mediations?

What If Lawyers Behaved Like the U.S. Presidential Candidates at Mediations...

  The bizarre US 2016 presidential election campaign has been difficult to turn away from for anyone who keeps an eye on the news, and after watching the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it left me wondering how uncivil civil litigation would be if lawyers behaved liked politicians in the US election. Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution that is required in lawsuits that are filed in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor and is used with great frequency in all Ontario jurisdictions, and in fact in other provinces to try to reach a mutually...
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Leadership in Law Firms at Harvard Law School

Leadership in Law Firms at Harvard Law School

           My Week of Executive Education at Harvard Law School   I spent a fascinating week at Harvard Law School at the end of September, 2015 participating in a program entitled “Leadership in Law Firms”.     I chose to apply to this program in order to enhance my skills as a leader of a law firm, to ensure that Share Lawyers adopts best practices in the way our firm is managed. The program did not disappoint, as I got to learn from top notch faculty at Harvard, from both the business school and the law school, and also from other law firm leaders from 15...