March 1st, 2013 → 7:14 am @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Cynthia Nerland, the Business Development & Communications Manager at Dye & Durham Corporation, a British Columbia-based legal support services firm, about her expectations for the Canadian legal market in 2013.
Among other developments, Nerland predicts a rise in the number of international mergers. She cited the 2012 combinations of Canada’s Fasken Martineau and Johannesburg-based Bell Dewar, as well as SNR Denton, Salans LLP and Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP effort to form Dentons, as evidence of this trend.
She advised that to prepare for these changes, legal support services providers need to be mobile and leverage multiple platforms. Nerland also expects more lawyers to blog and engage in social media to raise their profiles in the recovery.
Listen to our interview below:
December 12th, 2011 → 5:58 am @ Ari Kaplan
During a visit to Toronto this fall, I had the chance to speak with Ron Collins, founder and president of Gavel & Gown Software, Inc., makers of Amicus Attorney and Credenza, among other products, about the evolving nature of business models in the software industry. From Freemium to traditional subscriptions, as an award-winning developer of practice management software for lawyers, Collins shares his insight on the state of the market and its future trajectory. Watch our interview below: