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.

New protocols for traditional services

By definition, when we talk about the future of the legal profession we’re talking about something somewhere on the horizon.

CBA Futures | May 27, 2013 | Comments

Come on In, the Water’s Fine

Is it the future if it’s already here?

The Canadian Bar Association launched its Futures initiative with a view to helping legal practitioners best position themselves to face the challenges ahead, but it also took a look at the legal service providers who have already taken the plunge.

Fred Headon | May 27, 2013 | Comments

Community – It’s Where You Grow

They say it takes a community to raise a child – to watch out for it, to teach and shape him or her, and to give wise counsel.

Fred Headon | May 26, 2013 | Comments

Past imperfect, future tense

Is that a threat in your BlackBerry holster, or an opportunity? 

CBA Futures | May 21, 2013 | Comments

Better [And/or] Faster [And/or] Cheaper

Western Union. IBM. Kodak. All are examples of well-established, successful businesses that failed to seize perfect opportunities to evolve to meet changing market conditions and paid the price.

Fred Headon | May 15, 2013 | Comments

Innovation or irrelevancy? It’s your choice

When Bruce Springsteen sang that glory days will pass you by, he was talking about the sorry middle-age of those who peaked in high school.

CBA Futures | May 15, 2013 | Comments

The legal profession by the numbers

Toss around as many buzzwords as you like, the secret to success in business is as simple as supply and demand – let one grow or decline too much in proportion to the other, and somebody’s going to be in trouble.

CBA Futures | May 13, 2013 | Comments

Law by the Numbers

It takes a special kind of mind to love statistics, but only the wilfully obtuse ignore them.

Fred Headon | May 13, 2013 | Comments