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Security Best Practices for Canadian Law Offices

Guest Author: Kayla Kneisel, Marketing Specialist, DoProcess Cloud-based technology and services have entered the mainstream and are here to stay. Cloud apps have become a regular part of our daily lives, and their underlying technologies have matured to the point where they can meet the demanding requirements of a busy law practice. Concerns about security …

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What does the formal duty of technological competence require from Alberta lawyers?

In October 2019, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada amended its Model Code rule on competence to include explicit reference to technological competence. Several provincial and territorial law societies, including Alberta, have incorporated this amendment into their respective codes. The fact that there now exists a formal duty of technological competence raises the question of …

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“My Experience” Project with the Law Society of Alberta

The “My Experience” Project is an initiative of the Law Society of Alberta inviting lawyers and students to share their experiences of how racial discrimination or stereotyping affected their legal career, and themselves personally. These experiences come from real people in Alberta’s legal community and bring to light the need for change. Each week, the …

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Does your client know to call you first? How to help your client through a cyber-attack

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and as a lawyer, it is wise to expect that your clients are likely to suffer some sort of hack. We are pleased to have Marin Kratz QC, chair of our Alberta Legal Technology Conference, guest author the below post to highlight important aspects of being a lawyer within a …

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Turn Tough Conversations into More Effective Ones

Dealing with Difficult Conversations is now available as an on-demand program. This 1.5 hour presentation will deliver strategies and key skills to help you turn tough conversations, often experienced in the legal profession, into more effective ones. Learn practical techniques for managing emotionally charged situations and moving in a productive direction, even when there is disagreement. Employ …

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