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The GIG Economy and Professional Services

Law Students and Aspiring Professionals Will  Need to Get on  the New Paradigm Legal “Gig  Economy” Track  for Future Career Opportunities A Professional Career Perspective By John G. Kelly, B.Com., LL.B., M.Sc. (international relations) M.A. (Jud.Admin) F.CIS A “gig” is a job of uncertain duration, whether it’s a driver, a freelance artist or an interim CEO. “Gigs” are … Continue reading The GIG Economy and Professional Services

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How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

A Future Law Perspective By John G. Kelly, B.Com., LL.B., M.Sc. (international relations) M.A. (Jud.Admin) F.CIS Richard Susskind, the acknowledged guru on where the practice of law and the legal profession are heading, has joined forces with his son, Daniel, and journeyed into the general professional ream with the publication of yet another controversial book, “The Future … Continue reading How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

The Canadian Government wants you to go abroad for graduate professional education

A Professional Career Perspective By John G. Kelly, B.Com., LL.B., M.Sc. (international relations) M.A. (Jud.Admin) F.CIS Learning abroad may have once been seen as an optional extravagance. It now needs to be recognized as a national imperative. Providing students with international experience is a smart investment in their future success – and Canada’s[1] The Canadian government has … Continue reading The Canadian Government wants you to go abroad for graduate professional education

The “T” Shaped Lawyer and the Competent Collaborative Paraprofessional (CCP)

Law Students Need to Dot Their “I” and Cross their “T’ With a “CCP” (Part II) A Professional Legal Career Perspective By John G. Kelly, B.Com., LL.B., M.Sc. (international relations) M.A. (Jud.Admin) F.CIS According to Amanda Smathers, Twentieth-century lawyers were “I-shaped”—they had deep legal knowledge and skills—but 21st-century lawyers must be “T-shaped.” A T-shaped lawyer still has deep legal … Continue reading The “T” Shaped Lawyer and the Competent Collaborative Paraprofessional (CCP)

The Competent Collaborative Paraprofessional (CCP)

Let me start where I finished in my recent perspective on “The Future of The Professions” according to the Susskinds. A Future Scenario for the Professions by the Susskinds: “The professions are our current solution to the challenge in a society of supporting people who need access to practical expertise. Yet affordable access to this … Continue reading The Competent Collaborative Paraprofessional (CCP)