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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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.

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8 Essential Ingredients to Make the Most of First-Year Law School

  • November 28, 2018
  • Heather Donkers and Dana Lue

Heather Donkers and Dana Lue, chairs of the OBA’s Student Section and Young Lawyers Division - Central executives, respectively, offer advice from the other side about how to maximize the first-year experience while maintaining a healthy perspective.