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Access to Justice and Hands-on Education Converge in New Summer Student Program

  • June 25, 2020
  • An interview with Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault

Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault’s chief inclusion officer, shares details of a pro-bono-focused program, forged in the face of a pandemic, that provides rewarding experiential learning opportunities for students while connecting low-income Canadians with crucial free legal services.

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When Implicit Bias Amplifies Impostor Syndrome

  • June 03, 2020
  • Yasmin Visram

What happens when bias and barriers to inclusion seem to validate the voice inside your head telling you you’re just not good enough? One lawyer’s story of conquering self-doubt offers strategies we can all employ to combat the undermining effects of impostor syndrome.

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Redefining Resilience

  • June 03, 2020
  • Rachel Migicovsky

Lawyers find new sources of strength to tackle today’s extraordinary pressures.

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SPILL: Good in a Crisis?

  • June 03, 2020

Members share the pandemic-prompted tools and processes that have proven beneficial to their practices.

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Unafraid of Controversy: An Interview with Douglas Elliott

  • June 02, 2020
  • Teddy Weinstein

In the second article in a series celebrating SOGIC’s 25th anniversary, Douglas Elliott, one of the section’s first co-chairs, talks about his part in producing lasting change in the fight for equality, from his time working on the OBA’s report on AIDS, up to the final decisive vote in Mont Tremblant that created SOGIC’s national section.

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Lawyers Helping Lawyers

  • June 02, 2020

Meet the team that is anticipating your needs and ensuring your voice is heard in policy and professional development.

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Summer Success During COVID-19: 5 Tips for Students

  • June 02, 2020
  • Claire Sweeny

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the summer plans of hundreds of law students across the country. Maybe you had the perfect summer job lined up but now it has been put on hold. Or maybe you were still working on finding summer employment but now find it practically impossible to do so. Whatever your summer situation, here are some tips on how to make the most of it.

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President's Message: The OBA Role in Advancing Modernization

  • June 02, 2020
  • Colin Stevenson

When I laid out my practice innovation mandate last fall I knew that evolution was imperative for lawyers to remain relevant and trusted advisors in a rapidly changing business climate. I also knew that the OBA and our members could play a pivotal role in advancing modernization. What I didn’t know, of course, was just a few months later how accelerated the pace of change would become, how urgent the need to adapt, or how critical a role our Association would play.

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No Time for Emotional Investing

  • June 01, 2020
  • Lawyers Financial

Lawyers Financial offers seven tips to stay focused on your financial plan in a period of uncertainty.