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The skill set of lawyers has changed.

Due to the impact of a range of factors including rapid improvements in technology, social media, demographic shifts, socio-economic trends and globalization, the legal service industry has forever transformed and the concept of the ‘T-Shaped’ lawyer has emerged. It is no longer enough to possess deep legal expertise – now, there is much more involved in the successful practice of law.

In 60-minutes, hear from leading experts in the legal industry about what clients are demanding from their lawyers and its impact on the skills you need to succeed. Topics include:

  • What is the ‘T-Shaped’ lawyer?
    • How does this differ from the ‘traditional’ lawyer?
    • What is driving the need for a broader range of skills?
  • What are the attributes of the evolving skill set lawyers are required to possess?
    • Do these vary according to where, how or what you practice?
  • Understanding the relevance of the client perspective and mindset
  • Learn how to prioritize skill gaps
    • What skills are most in demand from clients?
  • Looking to the future – how to stay on top of your skill development, while balancing client demands
    • Identify sources of skill development

By the end of the session, you will have a clear understanding of the types of skills you need to flourish in this increasingly challenging legal marketplace.

Register for all three webinars in the series and take advantage of bundled pricing!

Plus! You will receive 90-days of unlimited, online access to the program archive and obtain valuable LSUC professionalism CPD credits.



  • Melissa LaFlair, PMP, LLB, Ivey HBA,
    LaFlair Legal and Project Management Services

Faculty (this session)

  • Fernando Garcia, General Counsel, Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, Nissan Canada, Inc.
  • Monica Goyal, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Founder, My Legal Briefcase

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
November 17, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

Individual Session
$149 plus HST

Series (3 Sessions)
$325 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers
  • Law firms quoting fees to companies
  • Clients or setting legal budgets
  • In-House
  • Law firms managing matters/departments/teams

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