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RSM Canada and Thomson Reuters announce law firm research partnership

Jan 10, 2018
Jan 10, 2018
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Toronto, ON – RSM Canada, the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, announced it has entered into a research partnership with Canadian Lawyer magazine to uncover best practices and strategic approaches law firms are taking to improve their business operations.

From January through June 2018, Canadian Lawyer magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication, with research partners RSM Canada and CIBC, will conduct benchmarking surveys on six key operational areas for small- to mid-sized law firms: diversity, succession planning, talent, growth and capitalization, expense control, and technology. The results will be made available in September after all six surveys have been conducted and analyzed.

“We are pleased to partner with Thomson Reuters to help legal firms in Canada understand if they are doing the right things right, so they can address business areas they might not have sufficiently covered in their business plans,” said Michael Nicoló, RSM Canada’s national business and professional services leader. “I strongly encourage our clients and friends in the legal industry to participate in these surveys to help law firms maximize their strengths and identify opportunities for improvement.”

The research partnership reaffirms RSM Canada’s strong commitment to the business and professional services sector, aiming to provide law firms with insight into the competitive landscape and operational and strategic best practices.

When published in September, the results of the surveys will be delivered across a number of platforms, including the Canadian Lawyer magazine, web, social media, e-news and webinars, as well as RSM Canada’s website, FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn platforms.  

Visit the link below to access the following live survey:

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