I advise law school deans on strategic planning, address law school faculties about the future of law, and write and speak extensively about how legal education can be reconfigured to promote the professional formation of future lawyers.
I provide bar admission authorities and legal regulators with a strategic overview of how the legal world is changing, how the interests of the public are evolving, and where lawyer licensing can most effectively be placed on the lawyer formation continuum.
I advise the regulators of legal services and governors of the legal profession on current trends and long-term strategies in this sector, with a particular emphasis on access to justice, regulatory reform, and lawyer licensing and competence.
I provide counsel and direction to the leaders and managers of law firms and legal organizations attempting to navigate unprecedented upheaval in the legal market, with an emphasis on re-examining their purpose, culture, and business models.
I periodically deliver keynote addresses to law firm and legal organization retreats and conferences that alert attendees to radical changes in the legal sector and advise them how to re-engineer their businesses to be more innovative and responsive.
In addition to nearly 500 posts at my Law21 blog, I write reports and white papers about lawyer formation, legal education, lawyer licensing and competence, legal trends, and lawyer regulation for legal businesses, regulators, and other organizations.
Speaking to a US-based regulatory conference last month, I remarked on a key difference between the Canadian and American lawyer licensing systems: “In Canada, we decided that nobody should be allowed to practise law until they’ve spent a period of time performing supervised lawyer work in a legal services environment.” This mostly refers to the […]