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McCuaig Desrochers

Established in 1895, McCuaig Desrochers is one of Edmonton’s oldest law firms. Today it has 21 lawyers and 22 areas of practice. Its website was designed and built more than five years ago, and had languished a bit on an older content management system. Designed for smaller screens, the text now looked tiny on current monitors, and there was zero responsiveness for tablets and phones.

McCuaig approached KLD with the problem to modernize the website, make it easier to update, while still keeping the database of lawyers and practice areas.

Our site design acknowledged the deep history of the firm with archival photos of Edmonton, while also showing its relevance today with semi-abstract images of downtown’s growing skyline.

Once again WordPress was the right platform for the job. With some key plug-ins we built a database for the lawyers, and linked it up with a database of practice areas. This allows the McCuaig team to edit lawyer profiles themselves and adjust practice areas, headshots, and contact information as needed.

A key part of this project’s success was the McCuaig web subcommittee who helped champion the website project to all the partners, and got key content approved. We at KLD are very grateful for having such strong partners on the inside — a critical component to getting this kind of project completed in a timely manner.