Articles 2021

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Feel the Burn: Burnout in the Workplace

  • December 04, 2021
  • Olivia Koneval-Brown, Mann Lawyers LLP

“You’re going to burn out.” Many of us have probably heard this phrase, having either been the one telling this to someone or been on the receiving end. With its stay-at-home orders, working from home, and not having a clear division in our days, the pandemic has made burnouts a more prevalent issue across various professions. The author shares some tips on dealing with burnout in the workplace as a young lawyer.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
Going Solo - Starting Your Private Practice

Going Solo - Starting Your Private Practice

  • November 24, 2021
  • Ola Oshodi, ACIS

This article is not exhaustive on the topic of starting your private practice but it is an attempt to give insight on what to expect when you decide to become a legal soloist. In any event, bear in mind that you are not alone and that there is a whole army of legal soloists waiting for you to reach out to them.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division

Breaking News: How to Learn New or Emerging Law in a Pinch

  • September 28, 2021
  • Mark Asfar

Lawyers who have embraced emerging legal situations have likely learned a happy lesson – it is absolutely possible to learn about new or emerging areas of law and get the answers your clients need, as long as you know how to go about it.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
Angela Ogang

Leadership is a Muscle, So Work It

  • September 28, 2021
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, Young Lawyers Division (Central Region)

Leadership is a muscle that we are all born with, but it is one that requires regular exercise for maximum effect. Read on for a few tips on how to build that muscle in the early stages of your career.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
There Is Much to Be Learned From Trans Rights

There Is Much to Be Learned From Trans Rights

  • June 29, 2021
  • Angela Ogang, Newsletter Editor, Young Lawyers Division (Central)

I recently had an amazing conversation with Nicki Ward, an advocate and activist who has been very active in the trans community for well over 20 years and who is well versed in the types of issues I wanted to explore as we wind down on Pride Month 2021. We talked about human rights, the Toronto Trans March, self-awareness, and how we can expand as human beings into a space that is ultimately better for our society as a whole. I hope you find this conversation just as refreshing as I did. 

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division