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Once in a blue moon, something comes up that completely shocks and awes the legal world. Today, that something, in my humble opinion, is what our friends in England have created and called “Legal Disciplinary Practices” or “LDPs” for short. In an article last month in Presswire entitled “Law firms to allow non-lawyers partners” (31 […]

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A while back, I looked into what was required to form a multi-disciplinary partnership with non-lawyers (e.g. accountants, bankers, insurance agents, consultants, Realtors, etc.) to offer legal services. I thought it would be great to have connections with professionals who could provide me with constant and good quality referrals. But I quickly dropped the idea […]

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Kate Lunau of MacLean’s Magazine is doing a 5-part series on Canada’s legal system (specifically, it’s many flaws). She mentions in her most recent article (“A Closed Society”, February 23, 2009 at pp. 48-49) how the British have implemented significant changes to promote access to justice for the common person. Such changes have included having […]

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