This month, we look back at our most popular posts of all time in our Top 5 Countdown.
These posts have stood the test of time, and they continue to attract new readers each month. Click the links to find out why these posts have struck a chord among your peers.
#5: 4 Legal Market Trends to Watch in 2022
Our end of 2021 look-ahead has already attracted over 650 views. The post focuses on trends that began forming even before the changes brought on by COVID. Most notably, we highlight developments among alternative legal service providers (ALSPs), recent security issues, and law firm innovation. Read it here.
#4: 7 Key Findings on the Future of Canadian Legal Technology
Our post describing the results of our legal tech survey has so far drawn over 900 views. The survey uncovered the most popular legal software applications, software support approaches, and expectations for post-pandemic technology adoption. Responses came from firms of all sizes in Ontario, Alberta, and BC. Read it here.
#3: The Great Resignation: A Wakeup Call for Canadian Law Firms
This post, with over 1,000 views, has resonated with the legal community. Employees everywhere are re-evaluating careers and pursuing jobs they consider a better fit for their values and lifestyle. Lawyers and other law firm staff are no exception. This post describes the severity of the problem, its consequences, and four actions firms can take in response. Read it here.
#2: Rule 48.14: Case Dismissed? (Feb 8, 2016)
This post has garnered over 1,400 views. It summarizes the change in Rule 48.14 of Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure that took effect in 2015. Despite a more lenient timetable for taking matters to trial, LawPRO warns that risks of administrative dismissal remain. The post describes the top three reasons for missed deadlines and four ways to prevent dismissal. Read it here.
#1: The Dangers of Bad Legal Writing (Oct 14, 2015)
Our all-time most popular article, with over 1,800 views, this post continues to attract new readers every month. It describes the consequences of poor legal writing (with examples) and explains the dangers of misapplying technology. This post has been so popular, we followed up in 2020 and 2021 with three new posts on the same theme: The Dangers of Bad Legal Writing Revisited, A Guide to Plain Legal Writing, and Bad Legal Writing: 4 Tools to the Rescue. Read the original post here.
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About Michael Sauber Michael Sauber leads the marketing program for Korbitec, developer of Automated Civil Litigation Software (ACL) and xchangedocs. He has worked with document production technologies and professional services for over 30 years and is a frequent blogger on these topics.