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BENEFITS & CHALLENGES OF GOING SOLO

Going Solo:  A practitioner in the emerging field of family health law reflects on the benefits and challenges of a one-person firm.


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ANNUITIES: OVERLOOKED GEMS IN RETIREMENT PLANNING

Defined Benefit Pension Plans are becoming increasingly rare in Canada and more rarely an option for members of the legal profession. 

For retirees with some savings who also expect to collect benefits from the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS), Vettese recommends converting about one-third of personal retirement assets into an annuity that provides income for life. 


Those planning for retirement should consider these four important steps to making annuities part of the plan. 


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3 THINGS THEY DON'T TEACH YOU IN LAW SCHOOL

Congratulations! You've graduated law school, passed the barrister and solicitor exams (hopefully), and are now working as an articling student or lawyer. The world's your oyster, or at least you think it is. Law school is great at getting you ready for the rigours of legal research and writing memoranda, but there are scary realities awaiting you in the practice of law. Whether you are hanging your own shingle, working in a small practice, or heading into a career with big law, here are 3 things your professors forgot to teach you in law school. 


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IS YOUR LAW FIRM PROTECTED?

You most likely have home insurance to protect your house and all contents … but do you also have this type of protection in place for your law firm?  Whether your firm rents office space or owns its own building, office insurance can protect your assets and your livelihood. 


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