Our Mission. We are committed to making the practice of law more profitable and the lives of legal professionals easier through the provision of software solutions that work the way lawyers do. That is why every day, tens of thousands of lawyers rely on Amicus to keep themselves organized, reduce their risk and increase their billable time


With over 250,000 licenses sold, Amicus Attorney products have set the world standard for excellence in practice management. What truly sets us appart is our profound understanding of how things really work in a law firm. Designed by lawyers for lawyers, every Amicus product is intuitive, easy to use and created to work precisely the way you do.

In 1993 Ron Collins founded Gavel & Gown, while a partner at a large international law firm. Ron developed the first version of Amicus Attorney to help him practice law more efficiently. Shortly thereafter, Ron left his practice so he could focus on making his product available to other legal professionals.

Every Amicus product since has maintained Ron’s unique vision of being designed from the lawyer down, not the software up. This guiding principle is what sets Amicus products apart from other practice management programs.

Headquartered in Toronto, Gavel & Gown Software’s mission is to make law firms more productive and profitable, while providing lawyers with greater peace of mind. Amicus Attorney is the world’s leading practice management software for lawyers, with tens of thousands of law firms worldwide using the product. Gavel & Gown’s numerous achievements are recognized through the success of its customers and through its alliances with key strategic partners.

As a measure of this phenomenal success, Amicus Attorney has won more than 30 prominent industry awards, has been endorsed by major law societies and has been recognized by independent surveys as the most widely used practice management software in the USA.


Gavel & Gown Software Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Incorporated in 1993, Amicus software solutions are sold and supported by a network of more than 250 Certified Consultants located around the world.

Amicus Attorney practice management software, and Amicus Accounting time billing and accounting software, are used by legal professionals in firms of all sizes who practice all areas of law – a true testament to the merit of the product.

The first commercial version of Amicus Attorney was launched in November 1993. Since then, we have sold tens of thousands of software licenses to legal professionals in over 80 countries, making Amicus Attorney the world’s most widely used legal practice management software tool.

Through all versions of Amicus Attorney, Gavel & Gown has continued to maintain the philosophy that the best software for lawyers works the way lawyers work. It is designed to assist legal professionals to practice the way they want to. That is why the product is still designed from the lawyer down, not the database up.

Gavel & Gown’s impressive team of legal industry product experts, combined with significant ongoing investment in research and development, ensures the continued creation of innovative and powerful solutions and showcases the company’s dedication towards creating a world-class product.

Gavel & Gown’s numerous achievements are recognized through the success of its customers and through its alliances with key strategic partners. As a measure of this phenomenal success, Amicus Attorney has won more than 30 prominent industry awards, has been endorsed by major law societies and has been recognized by independent surveys as the most widely used practice management software in the USA.

For more information on Gavel & Gown, please contact us at 800-472-2289.


Ron Collins

President & Founder

Ron Collins is a lawyer and the founder and CEO of Gavel & Gown Software Inc. As a partner at a large international law firm with a busy practice, Ron became frustrated with the “solutions” technology companies were pushing at lawyers. Ron decided to design how software should work if the lawyer’s needs were put first. The result was the first generation of Amicus Attorney and very soon afterwards, the founding of Gavel & Gown.

An internationally recognized expert on the subject of law and technology, Ron is a speaker and widely published author on the field. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management as well a member of the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Computer Lawyers Association, and is a past Director of the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Legal Technology. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Ron has a strong academic background that includes a Fellowship as the top law student in Canada and a Masters in law from Oxford.

Ron Collins

Christopher Cardinal

Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Cardinal joined Gavel & Gown in 2003 and currently occupies the role of Chief Technology Officer. A software industry veteran, Christopher has led development teams from start-up to large multinational companies. As one of the initial employees at Fulcrum Technologies in Ottawa he rose to Vice-President, Development after its acquisition by PCDocs and Hummingbird.

During this period, Christopher travelled widely in Europe and Asia, representing the company before major buyers and at conferences and seminars. Thereafter Procarta became his next passion, a startup business process management company, where he occupied the position of Chief Technology Officer. Christopher’s years of practical experience and technical acumen are brought to bear every day in better satisfying Gavel & Gown’s customers and keeping the company at the forefront of innovation.

Christopher Cardinal

Diana Piquette

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Diana Piquette is Gavel & Gown’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Diana is a results-oriented professional with over 20 years experience driving high performing sales and marketing divisions. Prior to joining Gavel, Diana held a number of national roles with Microsoft.

These included managing their Small to Mid Market Customer and Partner Channel Business Units as well as leading their Anti-Piracy initiatives. Prior to Microsoft Diana was the Western Director for Olivetti and Sales Manager for Pitney Bowes. Diana is known for her customer focus and her passion for excellence.

Diana Piquette

Andrew Bacon

Director of Support and Professional Services

Andrew is the senior leader for Gavel & Gown’s technical support and professional services teams. Andrew brings over 20 years’ experience in both software and hardware platforms from his tenure with IBM and VMware – with proven outstanding results.

Customer support and professional services is a foundation of the overall customer experience. Delighting customers with each interaction is a number one goal of the team. Assisting customers with our support and enabling them with our services, while wowing our customers at every opportunity is our organizational mission. Andrew leads the Gavel & Gown support and professional services team in seeking to delight our customers at every opportunity.

Andrew Bacon

Mark Millar

Chief Financial Officer

Mark manages the company’s finance, administration and IT infrastructure. His talents are focused on making sure that everything in the company operates to maximum efficiency as it grows so quickly. 

Mark is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience in start-ups, enterprise software, mergers and acquisitions as well as being the driving force behind a number of successful software companies. 

Over the last twenty-five years Mark has held of number of senior financial positions, exclusively in the technology sector. Prior to joining Gavel and Gown, Mark was CFO of Northplains Systems Corp. Prior to Northplains, Mark was CFO at Syncapse Corp as well as CFO at Platform Computing.

Mark Millar

Dale Wainwright

Product Director - Amicus Attorney

Dale is the Product Director for Gavel & Gown’s flagship product, Amicus Attorney. In the first half of her career, as a law clerk and document assembly expert, Dale coordinated the design, creation and implementation of the first automated system for processing condominium transactions in North America.

Later as General Manager at ExperText Systems, a legal software company specializing in document assembly and automated practice systems, Dale was involved in all elements of product design, management, implementation, training and marketing. Her broad range of skills and experience as both a user and designer of optimal legal solutions continues to make Amicus Attorney the practice management application of choice by legal professionals.

Dale Wainwright


We are always looking for ambitious and skilled individuals to join our talented team. If you are a dynamic professional looking for an exciting career in a friendly and challenging environment, then send your resume and cover letter to careers@amicusattorney.com or fax them to 416-977-6124.

Management and Admin

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Business Development Manager

Job Description:
As Business Development/Practice Management Advisor, you’ll be responsible for driving sales of Amicus products within a set geography, exceeding sales objectives. You will manage all aspects of the sales process including lead management, qualification, evaluation, close, and account care. This role is a quota-carrying sales position that plays an integral role in the success of the company.

Some of the things you’ll be doing include…
  • Define and execute account sales plans for your geographic territory and then meet and exceed sales goals through prospecting, qualifying, managing and closing sales opportunities in Law Firms.
  • Use your knowledge of how a legal practice works to identify good prospects, make sales calls and presentations in order to build, manage, and close these opportunities.
  • Manage and track customer and transactional information in a CRM system
  • Coordinate resources throughout the sales cycle, including pre-sales and product support
  • Provide initial product demonstrations and general support to prospective customers
  • Nurture and expand the company’s relationship with customer accounts of all sizes
  • Provide regular reporting of pipeline and forecast through the CRM system
  • Keep abreast of competition, competitive issues and products
  • Practice effective, excellent communication with management, customers and support staff
  • Participate in team-building and company-growth activities including strategy setting, sales training, marketing efforts and customer care
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills & Experience

Who you are …

  • Experienced. 2 – 7 years of software sales experience. You’ve worked with complex sales solutions in a business to business situation. Or, you are an experienced Lawyer and would like to use that expertise to sell a solution to Law practices.
  • Educated. Bachelor’s Degree with a business or legal profession focus preferred.
  • Performer. Consistent overachievement of sales goals in a large geographic territory.
  • Amazing Salesperson. You have a desire, even an obsession, to bring new customers into the Amicus Attorney family. You are a closer.
  • A law professional who prefers the business side.
  • Excellent Communication. You know what to say and more importantly, how to say it.
  • Champion. Highly driven individual with an execution focus and a strong sense of urgency and a belief in our corporate vision. You can go beyond relationship management.
  • Go-Getter. Willing to go the extra mile with a strong work ethic; self-directed, resourceful, and with a smile!

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent medical benefits
  • Awesome co-workers


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Customer Service

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Product Development

Web Application Developer

Join the great team developing Gavel & Gown’s cloud application platform, Amicus Attorney Cloud Edition.  Amicus Cloud is deep, powerful and leading edge software built on top of the Microsoft Azure stack, taking full advantage of the latest web and mobile technologies.

Our front-end team is looking for a talented and inspired ASP.Net/C# developer with significant experience in JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery and cloud technologies.

  • Daily tasks involve implementing user stories, fixing bugs, working on improving  the architecture and performances of the web application
  • Develop the highest quality code in both front-end (JavaScript) and back-end (C#) that meets our product specifications and technical standards.
  • Conduct unit testing and assist Quality Assurance staff to successfully complete QA and integration testing.
  • Participate in daily scrums sharing knowledge, insights, techniques and humour in a convivial working environment

Technology required:
  • Expert level C# , ASP.NET,  Object Oriented programming concepts
  • Expert  level in JavaScript / JQuery
  • Strong  knowledge of HTML 5 , CSS 3, WCF, IIS, SQL, NOSQL technologies and standards
  • Application development involving Billing, Invoicing, Accounts Receivable and Trust is a strong asset.
  • Experience with QuickBooks, Dropbox, Box REST APIs or other similar products is an asset. 
  • Experience with developing in the Microsoft Azure environment is a strong asset.

Education & Experience Requirements

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum 5 years of software development experience.
  • Proven prior work experience developing large and complex applications in Online or Cloud environments.
  • Relational database-driven and client/server application development experience.
  • A solid understanding of and experience with the software development life cycle.
  • Experience working with version control systems. 
  • Microsoft certification is a strong asset.

Your Personal Skills & Attributes

We want to hear from you if you are a team player with:

  • a “can do” attitude and solid work practices
  • solid oral and written communication skills
  • problem identification, analysis and solving skills
  • plan, prioritize and multi-tasking know-how
  • And take pride in your work and enjoy a job superlatively done

You’re the person we are looking for.