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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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.

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Can You Ask Someone Where They Are From? A Black Female Lawyer’s Perspective

  • February 27, 2020
  • Ludmilla Jarda

“Where are you from?” Have you been asked this question before? If so, who asked you? Was it someone you just met? Was it at a networking event, a client meeting, a job interview, or something along those lines? Did the person who asked you the question look anything like you? If this line of questioning does not make any sense to you, you should definitely keep reading.

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SPILL: Advice of Counsel

  • December 05, 2019

While our professional lives are shaped by multiple people and experiences, there is often one piece of sage advice that was timely and true enough to be career changing. OBA members share the best piece of advice they have ever received about practising law.

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Mentorship in the Modern Era

  • August 28, 2019
  • Omar Ha-Redeye

What BigLaw can learn from the practical peer-to-peer support lawyers in solo and smaller firms enjoy.

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LSO Benchers, I Want to Vote

  • June 05, 2019
  • Vincent Rocheleau

A student-at-law makes a case for giving licensing candidates the opportunity to vote in the Law Society of Ontario’s Bencher Elections.

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Alternative Career Paths for Lawyers

  • March 14, 2019
  • Alexandra Mealia

A law degree can take you many places. Alexandra Mealia maps out some of the most apt and enticing professional possibilities to explore outside the traditional practice of law.