Steer your own ship.

Steer your own ship.by Darlene Tonelli, November 4, 2019. This is the last post in our blog series on how the traditional model fosters unhappiness for lawyers. Certainly, the business model needs to be tweaked. A few key elements of the law firm model could be...

Finding Meaning

Guest Post – Finding Meaning in a Legal Careerby Aly Haji, August 22, 2019. Introduction from Inter Alia: This month’s blog post is a guest post by Aly Haji, who recently completed his clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada, and is working with us at Inter...

Balancing Act

Balancing Act.by Darlene Tonelli, July 10, 2019. In this post, I’m looking at how “life outside the office” is treated in a traditional law firm model, and the way heightened status is afforded to those who sacrifice their lives to meet the objectives of the firm. The...

Just say no to ego

Just say no… to ego by Darlene Tonelli, May 15, 2019. In this series, I’m trying to identify why the traditional law firm model causes misery to so many lawyers. My thought is that if we can call this stuff out and talk about it honestly, we can build a model...

We’re in this together

  In this post, I’m going to continue looking at the story we tell ourselves about how a law firm is “supposed to work”. The goal, as always, is to see if that story is true, and question what might happen if we start telling a different story.     Last...

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