At Stikeman Elliott, we understand that time is money for our clients. Our lawyers and staff are committed to providing our clients with the best and most efficient legal services possible. To this end, our firm employs and has developed Canada's leading legal information technology to enhance the top-calibre legal services provided by our front-line lawyers.
Legal Updates for Clients
Stikeman Elliott is committed to keeping our clients abreast of legal issues and developments within their industry, providing many value-added resources including periodic legal updates and newsletters, detailed checklists and overviews, scholarly articles, and timely legal seminars, including client-customized sessions.
Our clients' general counsel are often invited to attend our excellent internal legal education programs and access Retrospect, our highly-praised internal case law updating service.
As part of our efforts to remain at the forefront of client service, we have developed a series of practice group specific blogs. Our blogs provide real-time updates on Canadian regulatory and market developments, as well as analysis of legal issues affecting corporate counsel and business professionals. The blogs are fully searchable with extensive archived materials, indexed by topic, and allow users to subscribe for immediate updates via e-mail or RSS feed. For a comprehensive list of Stikeman Elliott publications and online resources, please click here.
Leaders in Knowledge Management
Our firm's long-standing commitment to knowledge management further distinguishes Stikeman Elliott from other Canadian business law firms. We strive to ensure that all our clients receive the full benefit of our lawyers' substantial, cumulative, and shared legal expertise. Led by lawyers Andrea Alliston in Toronto and Sylvie Hébert in Montréal, our seven-lawyer Knowledge Management group has pioneered initiatives that have effectively captured and leveraged the firm's significant intellectual capital.
Excellence in Legal Research
Stikeman Elliott's top-calibre research lawyers are dedicated to providing excellent analyses and legal opinions on complex legal issues arising in the course of the firm's business law and litigation practices. As well, these lawyers assist our Knowledge Management group in keeping our front-line lawyers and their clients abreast of important legal developments.
Our portal-based intranet, STELLA, forms the cornerstone of our Knowledge Management program, providing lawyers with 24/7 online access to our in-house law library, our leading edge annotated precedents, and our legal research collection. Hildebrandt, the law firm consulting group, says Stikeman Elliott's portal-based intranet, STELLA, is among the very best North American law firm intranets, and renowned global solutions provider, Hummingbird Ltd., awarded us with the Customer Innovation Award for Legal Intranet Solutions.
Electronic File Management
Stikeman Elliott lawyers and clients enjoy the option of using our secure extranets to efficiently collaborate online with full access to documents, correspondence and discussion threads. Our implementation of Hummingbird's CollaborationT software is essential to providing electronic file management to our clients, as it is protected with the highest degree of information security measures.
We provide interested clients with electronic case management for public matters. In our work with Air Canada in its restructuring, for example, we facilitated shareholder, media and public access to our client's public court documents by making public-interest materials available on an extranet, with direct access from our website. As well, our superior electronic billing system and other innovative client services have been developed through our close work and collaboration with interested clients.
Our commitment and dedication to client service is integral to the culture of our firm. Stikeman Elliott is one of the few major Canadian law firms to provide all staff with comprehensive and ongoing Service Excellence training. From our temporary staff to the most senior partner, we are united in our goal to provide the best service possible to each and every client.