Young at Law

Summering, articling, networking, mentorship and more - check here regularly for practical tips, insights and ongoing discussion about the issues facing Ontario's law students and new lawyers.

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SPILL: Advice for Your First-Day-on-the-Job Self

SPILL: Advice for Your First-Day-on-the-Job Self

  • March 08, 2021

We asked members of our Young Lawyers Division, if they could go back in time, what helpful heads-up or piece of advice they would offer themselves in making the leap from law school to legal practice.

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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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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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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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How Law Firms Can Support the Development of a New Lawyer

  • February 27, 2020
  • Paulette Pommells

Could you be dampening the enthusiasm of your keen and capable recent hires? Paulette Pommells presents five sure-fire ways to drive away promising talent and the countermeasures that will kindle their desire to learn, contribute, and perform to their highest potential.