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Archive for February, 2008

Environmental Maps

This UN Environmental Program website links into the Maps and Graphics Library, and also into numerous other environment-related activities, reports, and other stuff. A highlight of the Library is Globalis, “An interactive world atlas with country statistics related to sustainable development.” Some maps detail specific problems, such as this one of Radioactive Waste in Taboshar, or the increased water levels in the Liard River:

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Posted in: Technology

Marketing Technology Trends – Law Practice Management

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management magazine, January/February 2008 issue focuses on marketing technology trends. Heavy emphasis on social networking tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and podcasting. This is a selection from the full roster of articles:

Marketing Technology Trends
Today’s marketing arsenal features a vast array of tools—as well as technology practices that range from the truly cutting-edge to the archaic. Where does your firm fall on the scale? Here’s a look at some technologies that can really boost your business development efforts.
By John D. Bowers

Tracking Law Firm Marketing Technology
What are the technology needs of

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Posted in: Legal Information: Information Management, Practice of Law, Technology

The Inconvenient Truth About Articling

Last week, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Licensing and Accreditation task force delivered its Interim Report To Convocation [PDF] on the province’s bar admission scheme. I think it’s a groundbreaking report, brimming with indisputable facts and uncomfortable choices about the state of the current system and the urgent need to reform it. Other reports have come and gone, but I think this one will leave its mark.

The main report is 44 pages long, followed by an additional 152 pages spread out over 10 appendices. This is what the report, to summarize briefly, says:

    1. The task force recommends
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Posted in: Practice of Law