Articles 2020

Tejal Harri-Morar, Lawyer

Wellness Tips for Remote Work: A Review

  • 30 janvier 2021
  • Tejal Harri-Morar, Lawyer

With the closing of a particularly challenging year that brought several changes for all of us, 2021 has reinforced the idea of remote working on a global level.  Many hoped for the return of some normality at the announcement of the vaccines, however the reality of this has been delayed. To ensure that you are fully equipped to maintain your overall wellbeing, we recommend the following wellness tips.

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Namrata Bhagia

Profiling Diverse Experiences: A Profile on Namrata Bhagia's NCA Experience

  • 30 janvier 2021
  • Namrata Bhagia, LSO Licensing Candidate

Right now, my journey is far from over. I am now preparing for the upcoming March 2021 Barrister and Solicitor exams while actively applying for student positions at firms and companies. While most firms are extremely vocal about supporting and training international lawyers, some don’t even consider you as a potential summer student at their firm.

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Ankita Puri, (LLM, B.A, LL.B), Articling Student, LSO Licensing Candidate

Profiling Diverse Experiences: A Profile on Ankita Puri and her NCA Experience

  • 30 janvier 2021
  • Ankita Puri, (LLM, B.A, LL.B), Articling Student, LSO Licensing Candidate

When I began writing this piece, I was still waiting for the results of two NCA exams. I had taken them in August 2020, amidst all the chaos that the pandemic brought and continues to bring into our lives. Like most people who wrote the exams with me, the wait was accompanied with increasing anxiety. While there was hope that this story would end well, precedent dictated that I move onward and forward regardless of the outcome.

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Weathering the COVID-19 Storm: Reflections on making a career move remotely during the pandemic

  • 30 janvier 2021
  • Laura E. MacDonald, McCarthy Tetrault, Associate

Times of uncertainty cause humans to reevaluate their priorities. The current global COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect example. When the world seemingly stopped in March 2020, I, like many of you, found myself spending my new-found time (owing to the temporary closure of courts) doing some soul-searching.

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Emilia Coto, Founder and Lawyer, Sisu Legal

Women, Tech, and Law - Tips to Consider

  • 19 novembre 2020
  • Emilia Coto, Founder and Lawyer, Sisu Legal

Pandemic circumstances intensify inequalities related to gender, and other factors such as economic status, race, culture, language, and other intersecting elements of our identities. This article will discuss some technologies lawyers can consider adding to their practice to increase flexibility and efficiency in the practice of law, particularly at a time when the demands on our time appear to be greater than ever.

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Sandra Shime

A Continued Call and Support for Gender Equality

  • 17 novembre 2020
  • Sandra Shime

Women must continue to press for flexible work, equal pay, and reliable childcare in court cases and in their workplaces so that we call all strive to shatter the glass ceiling. We all want to experience the incredible joy in raising our children, something I have experienced first-hand with two children of my own, but maintain our professional careers. 

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Considering Intersections: Client Services and Gender Discrimination

  • 27 octobre 2020
  • Birute Luksenaite, Founder and Lawyer, Portfolio Estate Law

I am a new member of the OBA Women Lawyers Forum Executive and I am excited to share my first article for the WLF’s article page and Section Insider. I wanted my first contribution to be something positive and inspiring for women lawyers, but a few experiences in my solo tax and estates practice (since launching it in 2019) raise certain persistent issues prevalent in our profession.

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Amee Sandhu

Coping with COVID: 4 Reasons To Take A Family Hike

  • 22 octobre 2020
  • Amee Sandhu, Lawyer and Founder, LexIntegra

COVID-19 has been a challenging time with work, building a business, and my three kids (10 and under) at home for six months.  Even when not living through a pandemic, I find it difficult to make time to prioritize my health and wellness.

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