Questions about policies and claims? We go behind the scenes of the multi-billion dollar insurance industry.
Giving back to the community can be fulfilling, especially when the work aligns with personal interests and values. Cody Yorke and Joanna Hunt, both third-year law students at Queen's University, volunteer with the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SAC Kingston). Cody currently chairs the Policy and Human Resources committees. Joanna is co-chair of the board of directors.
The effect of technology on the future practice of law has only just begun. You head off for another day at the office. You log in to the firm's network, which has assigned you a new file including intake information and details on the level of difficulty of the file.
A Toronto law firm is aiming to give dismissed employees a quick peak at their potential severance entitlement through a new iPhone application it's billing as the first of its kind in Canada. The Severance Calculator, from Toronto law firm Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, aims to help both employers and employees.
The firm says the Severance Calculator is suitable for use across Canada. "There's no service like this," says Lior Samfiru, a co-founding member of Samfiru Tumarkin. Samfiru notes that in his practice, about 80 per cent of the employees he sees come to him with offers of sub-par severance packages.