Articles 2019


Truth and Reconciliation in the Legal Profession: A Primer on How to Be a Better Ally Regardless of Your Practice Area

  • 21 octobre 2022
  • Karlie Nordstrom and Leslie Anne St. Amour

On September 30, 2022, in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the authors spoke at a webinar titled "Reconciliation in the Legal Profession". During the event, they shared insights on a range of questions surrounding truth and reconciliation in the legal profession, to equip legal professionals in all practice areas with the knowledge necessary to play a more active role in truth and reconciliation. This article summarizes some of the key takeaways.

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How our Boardrooms Became Classrooms: Virtual School, Real Headache

  • 23 février 2022
  • Amelia Yiu, Elm Law Professional Corporation

For the women of my firm the combined pressures of childcare, virtual school and work became draining both mentally and physically. As an employer that has always tried to put work-life balance at the forefront of our philosophy, I knew that I needed to make some changes to the way that we did things, or everyone at the firm would suffer.

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Don’t Let Your Hair Down!

  • 02 février 2022
  • Hamna Anwar

The author, criminal defence lawyer Hamna Anwar, makes a request to senior counsel: When you are giving advice to junior lawyers who look up to you, please be mindful of the power of your words. Please do not provide advice that teaches young, racialized women to minimize themselves or play it small.

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Nothing But The Truth – A Memoir (Book Review)

  • 14 janvier 2022
  • Amrita V. Singh

I didn’t “know” much about Marie Henein as a person before reading this memoir, beyond her reputation for a strong work ethic, keen sense of justice, and love of glitter. So, I was surprised to learn as I read the book that she wasn’t that different from me, and very possibly also you.

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Anchal Gupta

Resilient Job Searching in a Confusing Time

  • 24 mai 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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Chigozie Enwereuzo

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

  • 24 mai 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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Tejal Harri-Morar

Thoughts on Diversity Practices in our Organizations

  • 24 mai 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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Sandra Shime

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

  • 24 mai 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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