The Richard Susskind Experience: Bespoke Suits, Power Drills, and the Power of Decomposing

Doug Jasinski’s notes on Richard Susskind’s presentation to the BCCA Centenary Conference.

Social Media For Lawyers Breakfast Seminar – LMA Vancouver January 21, 2009

For Vancouver area lawyers and legal marketers interested in the exploding world of Social Media/Social Networking and wondering what all the fuss is about, I will be presenting a breakfast session next Wednesday, January 21st at downtown law firm Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy. Any and all interested parties welcome from committed luddites to the […]

LMA Vancouver celebrates 2008 HELM Award Winners

The Legal Marketing Association‘s Vancouver Chapter held their 2008 HELM Awards (Honouring Excellence in Legal Marketing) earlier today at a sold out event at the Four Seasons’ Hotel in Vancouver. The awards recognize achievement of British Columbia lawyers and law firms in five categories: corporate social responsibility, young lawyer, managing partner, firm/marketer of the year […]

Farris’ Regional Strategy Gets Gold Star

Kudos to the folks at Vancouver law firm Farris, Vaughn, Wills & Murphy LLP for entering the Kelowna market by joining forces with Kelowna law firm Petratoia Langford. I really like this move from a strategic perspective. Farris is nationally recognized as one of Vancouver’s powerhouses. Expanding regionally instead of nationally distinguishes them from their […]

The “War for Talent” in US law firms brings the perks raining down

butler Originally uploaded by skunkworks creative group. I came across an interesting law firm retention strategies article in the New York Times this morning about the general ramp-up in perks, benefits, bonuses, and what-have-you that law firms in the U.S. market are resorting to in order to attract and retain top legal talent. The list […]

American law students make diversity a recruiting priority

It seems that law firm practice management advisor David Bilinsky has scooped the New York Times on this story. Recently David posted on his blog about an initiative of some law students in the United States that had set up a blog with a diversity scorecard for law firms. The project, dubbed “Building a Better […]

New legal management blog – Thoughtful Law

Thoughtful Law Originally uploaded by skunkworks creative group. For those of you who haven’t picked up on it yet, I would like to pass along a note regarding a new blog Skunkworks recently developed for David J. Bilinsky:

Canadian lawyers and work life balance – Catalyst Study

The non-profit Catalyst research organization has recently released a new study on job flexibility in Canadian law firms. Entitled “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Lawyers State Their Case on Job Flexibility” the report is the third in a three part series and is based on a survey of 1439 lawyers in Canadian law firms. Read the […]


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