Avōkka celebrated our first year after launching initially in February 2014. It has been an eventful year, culminating in national recognition in the February 2015 issue of Lexpert magazine article “Transformative Law” by leading commentator, Julius Melnitzer.During 2014, we introduced our services concept to the Canadian market and have been part of the movement re-defining how companies can better interact with their lawyers. Our virtual general counsel model, and proactive approach to managing legal matters and costs, has been changing the conversation. Using embedded, seasoned, strategic legal executives on fixed retainers, and identifying and eliminating repetition and waste, we are effectively creating value for clients at less than the cost of first year lawyers or paralegals in most major law firms.Our growing team is proud of what we’ve been able to do in such a short time. We are excited to have the opportunity to continue to contribute to re-imagining the way law can be practiced inside companies that otherwise might not be able to have the benefit of senior legal executives as an extension of their management teams.