uLawPractice Blog

Why not go solo if you're out of a job?

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 25, 2018 5:42:00 AM

One of uLaw’s most recent users had previously been laid off from a job he’d been working at off Bay Street for a couple of years.

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The onerous cost of making phone calls from Ontario jails

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 24, 2018 11:31:22 AM

It doesn't matter who you are or from which segment of society you're from: when it comes to telephones and phone calls, Ontarians are paying sky-high prices in comparison to the rest of the world.

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5 things that can assure you're about to get audited

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 23, 2018 2:12:27 PM

The only guarantees in life, they say, are death and taxes. While this might be true for the barristers and solicitors of the world as well, lawyers have another guarantee to expect to endure during their long careers of handling other people's money--getting audited.

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Be ready: spot audits open a can of worms

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 23, 2018 6:10:00 AM

Lawyers in Ontario and other jurisdictions across Canada can expect to get audited once every few years despite submitting annual self-reported data about the financial and practical management of their firms.

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Former Toronto lawyer appeals 7 year prison sentence

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 22, 2018 5:27:00 AM

A disbarred former lawyer who was involved in a massive fraud operation several years ago is appealing a judge's decision to send him to prison for seven years.

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"Parking Ticket Guys" busted by LSO, fined $30K

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

A Toronto paralegal is getting punished by the Law Society after failing to co-operate with a lengthy investigation into the dubious nature of "Parking Ticket Guys", a fly-by-night operation predicated on false promises.

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CANADIAN PRIVACY ACTS - "HOW THEY APPLY TO THE LEGAL PRACTICE USING CLOUD-BASED COMPUTING SERVICES"

Posted by Terry Curtis on May 18, 2018 10:09:50 PM

Lawyers are pretty interested in privacy matters.  In fact, most lawyers are experts in the area of privacy.  That’s why as practice management service providers in the cloud, we get so many questions about privacy and security as it relates to the use of cloud-based applications.  

As with any other business these days, totally abstaining from the cloud is not an option, as such an approach would put a legal practice in a decidedly competitive disadvantage.  The cloud just has too much to offer in terms of cost, convenience and capability.  The legal profession’s response then, from both the various legal societies across the nation and the individual legal firms within each jurisdiction, has been to review Canadian law with respect to privacy, set some guidelines for use and carry out due diligence when it comes to selecting specific online services.

 

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Topics: Blogs

Family lawyer Sina Hariri says uLaw works as backbone of his firm

Posted by Admin 2 on May 18, 2018 9:53:40 PM

 

 

"It really is the backbone of my legal practice. One of the biggest issues for liability which comes up with lawyers getting sued is that the clients don't have a breakdown of exactly what work was done, how much it cost them, and why they're being billed for it".

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Law Society decides not to ban judges

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 18, 2018 6:32:26 AM

A controversial motion to disqualify most adjudicators as benchers to prevent conflicts of interest at the Law Society of Ontario has been dropped at an annual general meeting earlier this month.

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5 ways to get ahead as a new lawyer

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on May 15, 2018 12:27:35 PM

Our primary business objective is to deliver fantastic bookkeeping and legal accounting results to lawyers, we also spend a considerable amount of resources educating practitioners so they can maintain a competitive among among others in the profession. After all, without clients we'd also be unable to provide our services to lawyers, as Canada's only legal accounting and practice management software on the market.

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