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Writing the valuable client letter

In modern practice, clients want lawyers’ advice to help them make their own decisions, not to have lawyers make the decisions for them. Making the client feel empowered by legal services drives up the value of your letter. In contrast, the “legal masterpiece” can disengage clients and makes your legal opinion appear just an expensive “cost of doing business.” February’s Canadian Lawyer monthly column, The Accidental Mentor, serves up comic fare about a most serious topic: Writing the valuable client letter.

Call to arms, for lawyers across Ontario

Many OBA Council members asked for a copy of my March, 2010, speech, where I spoke about the core values of being a lawyer in 21st Century Canada. Here is a copy of the OBA VP Address to OBA Council 2010. Terms of use / Mentions légales