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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Choice Words: Legal writing tips

  • April 23, 2017
  • Andrea Sanche and Daniella Murynka

An interview with Joseph Kimble, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan University–Cooley Law School and the longtime editor of the “Plain Language” column.

Successful Goal-Setting: Looking Back to Get Ahead

  • February 14, 2017
  • Ivan Mitchell Merrow

In a 2016 JUST. article on goal-setting, Ivan Merrow pledged to bring in his first client by year's end. One year later, he takes a look back at how he followed through.

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Rules of the Game: Sports Law

  • February 02, 2017
  • Marco Ciarlariello and Michael Weizel

Aspiring sports lawyers Marco Ciarlariello and Michael Weizel speak with four top lawyers about the realities of practice in the sports industry and find that, despite its reputation for glamour, successful sports law requires training, discipline and major league effort.

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How to Interact with Judges on Social Media

  • October 14, 2016
  • The Hon. Justice Jamie K. Trimble

The Hon. Justice Jamie K. Trimble shares his perspective as a judge on social media, and offers tips to lawyers who wish to interact with judges online.

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Tips for Addressing Harassment in Law Firms

  • October 14, 2016
  • Andrea Marsland

Despite the fact that workplace harassment is illegal, it still occurs in law firms across the province and, when it does, it can raise unique challenges in our profession.