Here's a couple of really good reasons why you need CanLaw if you want new business.
Over half of all litigation is now handled without a lawyer by self-represented litigants (SRLs) according to the CBA and other sources.
That is half your market gone before you open the office door. Kiss that income goodbye
So, CanLaw becomes more important to you, not only for the referrals, but the ads and name promotion you get by being on our site.
CanLaw averages 55,000 visitors a month looking for legal help. Being on CanLaw gets you a share in that business. You don't need to kiss this income goodbye.
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Kiss Your SCC Income Goodbye
Small Claims courts (SCC) have upped the limits to as much as $50,000 across Canada, so you have lost all the litigation between say, $5000 and $50,000 that you used to handle and that paid the rent.
Alberta SCC limit is now $55,000. Ontario Small Claims Court limit was raised to $34,000 on Jan 1 2020
That is close to a year's take home pay for half of Canada.
It shows how out of touch the courts are with the real world.
The number of new lawyers being churned out by the "no one fails" law schools is flooding the market. They are starving and will take on anything they can get at bargain rates.
We won't even mention the impact of paralegals.
LSO and no doubt other law societies are subsidizing many of these new lawyers with office expense grants and other handouts so they can compete with you. Kiss that income goodbye.