They say it takes a community to raise a child – to watch out for it, to teach and shape him or her, and to give wise counsel.
Could it be that a community is also what it takes to put the legal profession in a position to flourish?
Slaw.ca founder Simon Fodden, in a background paper prepared for the CBA Legal Futures Initiative, suggests that the lack of a communal sensibility could be one of the reasons the profession is such a slow-turning ship.
That lack is both top-down and bottom-up. Inertia is found at the top in the . . . [more]