CBA Practicelink Smalll and Solo Firms


Working in the clouds

  • November 19, 2014
  • Patrick Bellerose

2011 might well be the year when cloud computing becomes an essential feature of business culture. The concept has many proponents, but there are also some detractors.

A marketing assist

  • November 19, 2014
  • Tom Carter

Struggling with the need to market your practice and build your client base? A law firm marketing specialist might be just the thing.

Please Release Me: How to Get Law Firm Press Releases Noticed

  • November 19, 2014
  • Janet Ellen Raasch

Each day, editors and reporters are inundated with press releases in a wide variety of formats – via snail mail, e-mail and even RSS feed. How can lawyers and law firms make sure that their press releases stand out from all the rest?

Help solo/small practitioners compete with the majors

  • November 01, 2014
  • James Careless

We all know a level playing field makes peer-to-peer competition smoother, but did you know that some modern technologies can be great levellers for those who start off in unequal positions? Here are some tech tools that can help put David closer to the same footing as Goliath.

Invest in your productivity through outsourcing

  • November 01, 2014
  • Carolynne Burkholder-James

When we hear the word “outsourcing,” most of us think “off-shoring” – sending commodity work out of the country to a place where it can be done more cheaply. But that’s just part of the story. Outsourcing at its heart is about getting the right person to do the job, and as such can be an effective tool for small and solo practitioners.

Employment Insurance Maternity and Parental Leave Benefits for Self-Employed Persons

  • October 23, 2014

Financial pressures preclude many sole practitioners and lawyers in smaller firms from taking extended parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Recognizing the importance of work-life balance to Canadian lawyers, the CBA asked the federal government to extend Employment Insurance maternity and parental leave benefits to self-employed persons.