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.
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President & FounderRon 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.
Chief Technology OfficerChristopher 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.
Vice President of Sales and MarketingDiana 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.
Customer Service ManagerSteve is the Customer Service Manager for Gavel & Gown’s customer service and technical support team. Steve has developed customer centric support programs from the ground up for companies both large and small – each time with stunning results.
Believing that customer service is not just a department but rather an organizational mission, he has enabled his teams to deliver customer delight and have a great time doing it. Steve leads the Gavel & Gown team in seeking to wow our customers at every opportunity.
Chief Financial OfficerMark 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.
Product Director - Amicus AttorneyDale 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.
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.
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