Melissa Kluger

What it took to publish a magazine in the middle of a pandemic // Editor’s Note

May 28, 2020

Making this issue of Precedent came with both blessings and challenges

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A violent assault almost killed David Shellnutt. Instead, it breathed new life into his career // Best Practices

May 28, 2020

“Since the attack, I just feel like my empathy is on turbo drive”

How a new website directs referrals to women in law // On the Record

May 28, 2020

The site features a list of talented female litigators and corporate solicitors

What does it take to be an elite rainmaker? // Feature

May 28, 2020

We asked the best in the business

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The legalization of marijuana will affect your practice more than you think // sponsored content

March 11, 2020

Canada has an elaborate patchwork of cannabis regulations. This book makes sense of it all

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Inside the legal profession’s alcohol problem // Cover Story

March 3, 2020

We dug into the latest research on alcohol abuse, spoke to experts and met with lawyers in recovery. As a profession, we can find strength and wisdom in their stories

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The challenge of reporting on alcohol in law // Editor’s Note

March 3, 2020

How to critique the profession without perpetuating misleading stereotypes

The Law Society has reduced its annual lawyer fees // On the Record

March 3, 2020

And it’s managed to do so without cutting any services

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The Inaugural Precedent Innovation Awards

December 3, 2019

People, projects and ideas that are improving the profession

Breanna Needham

Breanna Needham’s Robing Room Campaign // The Inaugural Precedent Innovation Awards

December 3, 2019

A public initiative that pressured the Law Society of Ontario to convert its spacious men’s robing room into a gender-neutral space