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Q&A Series, Part 1: Harassment in the Workplace

Judy Hamilton has been with Friedmans LLP for more than 11 years. In addition to carrying a full case load, Judy is the head of the litigation department and responsible for delegating and assigning litigation files and tasks to lawyers and firm staff.

Accessibility Policy

Friedmans LLP (“Friedmans”) is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration, and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting our accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”)and Ontario’s accessibility laws.

When is Smaller Better?

Recently, I’ve been fielding quite a few questions from people considering moving all or part of their legal work away from larger law firms and into smaller ones.

Some of the impetus is COVID-19 related, but a lot of it seems to be driven by a longer-term desire to bring down legal costs, while ensuring high quality work. Finding that balance can be tricky.

If you’re working through a similar analysis, here are some suggestions – only some of which are self-serving…

What Clients Are Thinking

It’s been three months since I left my role leading Axiom’s Canadian business to join Friedmans. During that period, I’ve spent time speaking with a variety of network contacts about what they like and don’t like about their law firms. A few key things stand out that I thought were worth sharing.