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The Struggle to Switch Practice Areas in Law and How Other Lawyers Can Help

  • December 04, 2020
  • Erin C. Cowling

If we agree that a lawyer’s whole legal career should not be determined by the articling or first-year position they happened to find – that developing interests, experiences and aptitudes might lead newly called lawyers to a different area of law – shouldn't we be prepared to help them make that transition?

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SPILL: A career coup in a chaotic year

  • December 04, 2020

From education to certification, advancement to enhancement, volunteer service to self-care, we asked OBA section executive members to share with us one good thing they did for their careers in this unforgettable year.

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A Lawyer in Recovery: Changing the narrative

  • December 04, 2020
  • Jessie Gomberg

In her recovery from depression and alcoholism, Jessie Gomberg found purpose in life when she once found none. Once deeply ashamed, she’s now sharing her recovery story in the hope that it might help others.

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What 2020 Taught Us About Employment Contracts

  • December 04, 2020
  • Anna Lindgren-Tanga, LL.B./B.C.L.

Grappling with unprecedented circumstances, employers and employees found themselves re-examining their employment contracts this year to determine their enforceability. To help lawyers counsel clients confidently, the OBA’s Labour and Employment Law Section assembled a panel of experts to share valuable employment-contract lessons learned in this period of upheaval.

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President's Message: Turning introspection into action

  • December 04, 2020
  • Charlene Theodore

In the last year, the justice sector has advanced by leaps and bounds in modernization. By next year, I hope we’ll be able to look back on similarly substantial –and carefully plotted – progress when it comes to innovation and inclusion in our own legal workplaces.

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The Masked Mediator

  • August 26, 2020
  • Mitchell Rose

While neither super nor a hero, the Masked Mediator rolls with the times and the metaphorical punches, deftly overcoming each new hurdle to master mediation in the physical and virtual realms.

President’s Message: There’s no turning back now

President’s Message: There’s no turning back now

  • August 26, 2020
  • Colin Stevenson

The OBA has a long history of leading the charge on EDI, lawyer mental health and wellness, access to justice and innovation, but in this game-changing year, our work in these areas has converged with greater impact than ever before. When I introduced my Innovation mandate at the outset of my presidency,