Barbara Hedrickson, of BAX Securities Law, was prominently quoted a recent article in the Law Times. The article, Solo lawyers, small firms strive for seats at Convocation, by staff writer Anita Balakrishnan, profiled solo legal practitioners and lawyers practicing in small firms who are running in the Bencher elections for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

The Benchers, who sit on the LSO’s Convocation, help set policy and guidance regarding Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals. Benchers also sit on committees to adjudicate lawyer and paralegal conduct, as well as issues regarding licencing and competency.

“I think there has to be a greater recognition of how the existing rules differentially impact small firms and large firms,” Ms. Hendrickson was quoted as saying. In the article, she noted how her experience of moving from large firm to a solo firm demonstrated to her a difference in how rules were applied. She cited the example of referral fees, which, she said, which if involving smaller firms tend to receive more regulatory scrutiny than if involving a larger firm.

The complete Law Times article can be found here.

For more information, please call Barbara Hendrickson at BAX Securities Law (416) 601 -1004.

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