Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2021

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www.canadianlawyermag.com/inhouse 27 Lenczner Slaght Toronto | litigate.com Since Canadian Lawyer last published the Top Civil Litigation Boutiques list, Lenczner Slaght has continued to be extraordinarily busy. "This has been an exciting time for our whole team. We have continued to operate at full tilt through the pandemic," says managing partner Tom Curry. "In the last year, our lawyers have conducted virtual trials and appeals, set precedents, helped modernize the justice system, and utilized new technology to advance our cases for clients across the country." In March 2021, the firm made data-driven decision-making a key part of their litigation strategy by launching their new program, Lenczner Slaght Data-Driven Decisions. The firm's expert litigators can now advocate for and advise clients based not just on their judgment and analysis of applicable case law but also based on research and empirical data, where it is available. To date, the firm has collected and analyzed three proprietary datasets not previously available in the legal industry. "Data-Driven Decisions is a comprehen- sive program to harness data in order to provide exceptional advocacy and strategic advice to our clients," says Paul-Erik Veel, who leads the project. "Sophisticated clients expect sophisticated answers grounded in actual empirical data, and this program will help us deliver that." "In Calgary, it seems that it's hard to find lawyers who want to work for you, so it's nice to have lawyers that want to work for us and are service-oriented." Chris Prokop, AltaGas Ltd (a client of JSS Barristers)

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