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    Columnists

    • George S. Takach
      Here are some key considerations for smaller — but critically important — buy-side strategic tech acquisitions
    • Jean Cumming
      While law firm networks certainly haven’t replaced global firms, there is an increased understanding that any law firm intending to expand needs to carefully weigh the pros and cons of which model suits them best.
    • Richard G. Stock
      Evaluating the performance of your law firms can be accomplished in three steps
    • Mark R. T. Adkins
      To predict future deal practice, look to the US; Canadian lawyers are watching and adopting (some) trends
    • Heather Suttie
      Law firms risk market erosion by ignoring the audacious in their ranks
    • Jean Cumming
      For anyone who spent or spends considerable time in academic pursuits, which includes virtually all lawyers, September is as much of a marker of a new year as is January.
    • George S. Takach
      But with so much data generated and accessed today, lawyers must take care to use it correctly
    • Richard G. Stock
      Why should companies hire their own legal executives? For the significant return they’ll receive on investment
    • Jean Cumming
      In the dawning era of artificial intelligence, humans must learn to harness the power of the machine
    • Donna C. Wannop
      Studies have shown that referred clients are less aggressive in fee negotiations, and more profitable and loyal

    Detours

    • Love them or hate them, puns have been a fixture of language throughout the ages
    • Take a few extra days to explore the islands that dot B.C.'s southwestern coast
    • Santorini is believed to be home to the world’s oldest vineyard still under cultivation
    • Wherein our columnist makes a case for resurrecting obsolete words — at least in idioms
    • Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentenary with culture and nature
    • Tony Aspler travels to London to judge the Decanter World Wine Awards, and consumes a lot of wine — and cheese
    • Here’s a sampling from around the world, as used in the English, German, Russian and Hebrew languages
    • Foodies, families, historians, beach bunnies will all leave satisfied
    • Evaluating a wine starts with eyeing it, then “nosing the glass” for its bouquet, and finally tasting it
    • A study of two of our most familiar words show their similarities in languages around the world