About the Blog

This blog plays a vital role in our Legal Futures Initiative, providing a venue for posts from our education and training, ethics and regulatory issues and business structures and innovation teams, as well as from thought leaders commenting on the issues raised and progress to date. As well, it provides an opportunity for discussion by stakeholders on those issues. Come back regularly for updates and to join the conversation.

Is Femininity the “Operating System of the Future”?

The Legal Futures Initiative is pleased to feature guest posts from new voices. Today’s post is authored by Rebecca Bromwich.

New Voices - Des nouvelles voix | July 31, 2013 | Comments

Swallowing the double-edged sword

Access to justice, according to some definitions, includes a public that has some legal literacy – people who are aware of their rights and obligations under the law.

CBA Futures | July 30, 2013 | Comments

Great communicators

Lawyers tend to think of themselves as strong communicators, but they don’t always get their message across to clients.

CBA Futures | July 23, 2013 | Comments
Tags: Business

Is your price really what distinguishes you from your competition?

The Legal Futures Initiative is pleased to feature guest posts from new voices.  Today’s post is authored by Karen Skinner.

New Voices - Des nouvelles voix | July 17, 2013 | Comments

Does it matter if only the well-off can afford to go to law school?

One participant on the cbafutures.org website noted that with their own law school tuition at $13,000 a year, the pool of applicants with the means to attend shrinks tremendously. 

CBA Futures | July 16, 2013 | Comments
Tags: Education

Pre-Emptive Lawyering: What’s the Incentive?

Many lawyers entered the profession because of a desire to do good, to help people, to support the rule of law. That’s their motivation.

CBA Futures | July 9, 2013 | Comments
Tags: Business

Welcome, from the Chair of the Legal Futures Initiative

What is the future for legal services in Canada? There is no simple answer.

Fred Headon | July 2, 2013 | Comments

The Small Business Squeeze

Legal entrepreneurs harness the power of the cloud to power new business models.

CBA Futures | July 2, 2013 | Comments