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Resilient Job Searching in a Confusing Time

Resilient Job Searching in a Confusing Time

  • May 24, 2021
  • Anchal Gupta

Welcome to 2021, the year we all hoped would be different and exciting and most importantly rid of the COVID-19. As we trudge along, now almost 1/3 of the way done, we can truly see how difficult this year has been, not for one, some, or many, but every single one of us. Here's a look at my personal experience.

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A Long Road to Licensing - An ITL's Tale & Personal Experience

A Long Road to Licensing - An ITL's Tale & Personal Experience

  • May 24, 2021
  • Chigozie Enwereuzo

Yes, it has been a long road through licensing in Ontario. It has been eight years and counting in my quest to obtain an Ontario license to practice law. I took a longer route than the typical internationally trained lawyer (ITL). Here's my story.

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Thoughts on Diversity Practices in our Organizations

Thoughts on Diversity Practices in our Organizations

  • May 24, 2021
  • Tejal Harri-Morar

Coming from South Africa, a country that had openly practiced direct and indirect exclusionary practices previously against its citizens and inhabitants, I offer my real-life observations and thoughts on the current practices in organizations and recommendations that can possibly assist with furthering diversity practices.

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Remote Work: New Lessons from our Not-So-New Reality

Remote Work: New Lessons from our Not-So-New Reality

  • May 24, 2021
  • Sandra Shime

For those of us with children, we all have assessed the losses for them over this pandemic year and struggled to help them cope with the absence  of social get-togethers, driver’s education, sports, and being at school with their classmates and teachers.

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Our Daughters are Listening: A Review of Recent Literature Related to the Rise of Anonymous Abuse of Female Politicians Online

  • April 15, 2021
  • Louise Vrebosch

A great deal has been written, particularly since the recent U.S. Congressional campaign, studying the increasing predominance and impact of harmful language directed towards female candidates and politicians on social media platforms. Although few female politicians could discount the benefits of using social media to connect with and mobilize their constituency, the impacts of online sexism, harassment and threats disproportionately targeted at female politicians online is undeniable.

Women Lawyers Forum, Municipal Law, Student Forum
OBA WLF Event Highlights: January 2021 Speed Mentoring

OBA WLF Event Highlights: January 2021 Speed Mentoring

  • April 02, 2021
  • Jacqueline Angelakis

Jacqueline Angelakis highlights a recent OBA WLF event, a two-day speed mentoring session held in collaboration with the Global Lawyers of Canada (Ontario Chapter).

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