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A New Start – Introducing Tonya Jansky

A New Start – Introducing Tonya Jansky

FROM JODI Here we are at the day of our office Holiday Closure, and of course, not all the work is done. But one thing we have accomplished in the last 6 weeks is bringing on our new Senior Paralegal, Tonya Jansky. We have finally found our experienced Senior...

See What Happens When You Say It Out Loud

See What Happens When You Say It Out Loud

FROM JODI It feels like a shift has occurred – finally the oppressive heat has been replaced by an actually cool breeze, and in our office we are getting ready to welcome a brand new legal team. We have soldiered along this year, determined to hire the right fits, in...

Are You Open?

Are You Open?

FROM JODI I read somewhere that the true benefit of time away is realized when you return to your normal life. I returned after the first week of August to a grueling schedule that included three final trials; isn’t that the way it always is – you return from time...

Views From My Montreal Window

Views From My Montreal Window

FROM JODI I have now turned 59. I am back in Montreal for the first time since the pandemic. I have been spending my birthday every year since I turned 50 at the top of Mont Royal, looking over the hospital where I was born, and connecting with gratitude to my roots,...

If You Row, You Know

If You Row, You Know

FROM JODI Building back up again; that’s what we’ve been doing at our firm this past Spring, and I am happy to feel the change of season to Summer.  There is a great sense of accomplishment at getting through the first hardest hurdle of rebuilding, the initial 3...

What To Do About Summer

What To Do About Summer

FROM JODI Closing out May always represents a shift.  For our clients, it is the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation.  I feel like so many of you have already started to travel and take time off.  For me, It is 6 weeks until I get any vacation, but if I...

Welcome to the Real World; It’s Heavy.

Welcome to the Real World; It’s Heavy.

FROM JODI It’s official; we are going back to the in-person practice of law.  Today and yesterday, I have had my first in-person depositions, and next week, my first in-person trial.  I have to say, it’s like riding a bike, and my lawyer muscle memory is back.  I am...

Great Resignation? More Like the Great Transformation.

Great Resignation? More Like the Great Transformation.

FROM JODI In like a lion, out like a lamb; March lived up to its billing that’s for sure. Do you remember the beginning of the month? It was so long ago.  One of the reasons I love writing this newsletter is the chance to reflect on the month and to capture something...

Hope is not a strategy. Let’s do this.

Hope is not a strategy. Let’s do this.

FROM JODI It’s time to say goodbye to February. Spring is 3 weeks away. We are 2/3 into the 1st Quarter. Is anything different from when you started the year? I always feel that the end of February is the time to take stock and to commit to what I need to finish, or...

Silver Linings: Change Brings the Opportunity to #be Stellar

Silver Linings: Change Brings the Opportunity to #be Stellar

FROM JODI In January, there is so much planning for the year ahead. Goals are set; new projects are decided. Considerable time is spent to map out the plan for achieving those goals in the, now, next 11 months. But the reality is we live in a time of...

Change Does Not Change Tradition

Change Does Not Change Tradition

FROM JODI The Last Day of the Year. Back in September, our Team started a 90-day sprint. On each day in my big red diary, I wrote the number of workdays left in the year, all leading to today, this day. Today there are no workdays left in 2021. Close the book. We are...

Opportunities are Like Sunrise

Opportunities are Like Sunrise

FROM JODI The universe sent some big surprises this month. We learned that our long-time senior paralegal, Britany Edwards, was resigning her position for an opportunity she couldn’t pass up that was the right fit for her family; we wish her luck. And just like that,...