Periodical Writing Samples

Acrobat 9: review

originally published in The Lawyers Weekly The definition of futility: penning a review for Adobe Acrobat in a legal publication. Acrobat has pervaded the legal profession to the point that whether to acquire it is no longer at issue. But it isn’t futile to ask whether to

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Lawyers hang their virtual shingles online in Second Life

Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly Do you pass lumbering purple dinosaurs, desiccated corpses smoking cigars and go-go dancers as you fly like Superman to your meetings? If not, you should register in the 3-D online digital role playing game, Second Life (www.secondlife.com). Many lawyers have hung

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Suite Relations: Neighbours plan events, swap info, and build relationships through Facebook communities

There’s an open invitation available on the web, courtesy of Jack Tsang, and it’s not just for people who live in Liberty Village’s Battery Park Condos. “I let anybody join the group,” he said. That group, founded by 32-year-old Tsang, a computer software consultant, has become a

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Moodys Tax Advisors LLP

Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly The following words from Jim Peacock, president of the Alberta Law Society, might strike many lawyers as odd: “Nothing in our rules prevents a law firm from taking an ownership interest in an accounting firm.” Why would Peacock even need to

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Professional Squash – 2007 Pace Canadian Squash Classic in Toronto

One retired past champion couldn’t stay away from the 2007 Pace Canadian Squash Classic in Toronto. Jonathan Power graced his hometown tournament as player chairman, sharing a few laughs with the pros, hitting a few balls with Egypt’s Ramy Ashour, and basking in the kind of adulation

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Public meeting: Bloor West Village

originally published in the Bloor West Villager There’s nothing like a good action movie to take my mind off my troubles. I used to like walking to the local theatre, but since the Humber shut down, that luxury is gone. So, instead of a film, I caught

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Air care products

Originally published in Canadian Grocer Magazine.Air care products smell good to consumers, and manufacturers and retailers savour their sweet bouquet of profit. Jonathan Mitrovich’s space analysis reports for the grocery industry tell a long term success story. In 1995, 15 to 20 air care product listings occupied

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Household Cleaners

Originally published in Canadian Grocer Magazine. Make them convenient to buy, convenient to use, and more effective than ever. That’s what Canadians want from today’s household cleaning products. “Consumers are looking for convenient products that will save them time and effort without sacrificing performance,” says Joyce Law,

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Outsourcing/offshoring

Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly It’s already happened for a variety of manufacturing, accounting and information technology companies who seek cost advantages that Canadian industry can’t match. How easily could Canadian lawyers offshore legal services to better serve their clients? More easily than you might think.

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Oxford Knee Replacement

Harvey Black reminisces: “20 years ago, I tore cartilage in my knee playing tennis. I had arthroscopy and I was playing tennis again a few days later.” “It was great, but nobody told me it was just a long-term band-aid. It swelled constantly. I had to ice

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