Articles 2023


Diversifying Your Career Path in Law: Teaching in College-Level Legal Programs

  • April 26, 2016
  • Ashlyn O’Mara

Teaching college-level legal studies is just one alternative to traditional legal practice. It can also be a rewarding way to supplement your career as a practising lawyer. It is a career that has real value not only for the educator and future participants in the legal industry, but for the legal profession in general. What could be more rewarding than that?

Young Lawyers' Division

Oh, the Places You Will Go! Career Transitions

  • February 26, 2016
  • Nicolas A. Joubert

A panel of four Ottawa lawyers shared their stories on how they ended up working outside of firms and offered their best advice for young lawyers who are considering an alternative legal career. The panel members included Audrey Barrett (National Judicial Institute), Deborah Bayley (Privy Council Office, Government of Canada), Erin McNamara (Scotiabank) and Stefano Taucer (Rogers Communications). Below is an overview of some of what each shared with those in attendance.

Public Sector Lawyers, Young Lawyers' Division

Saying Yes to “No”

  • February 24, 2016
  • Peter Flynn

It’s such a small, simple word, yet for a young lawyer starting out in their career it can feel impossible at times to say it.

Young Lawyers' Division

Do People Ever Get Their Dream Job?

  • February 02, 2016
  • Kowlasar Misir

As we hope for serendipity, network for mentors and sponsors, and pray for some rain, we must remember that the most rewarding career is ultimately an amalgamation of diverse experiences. Be bold!

Young Lawyers' Division

New Legal Jobs

  • January 29, 2016
  • Heather Douglas

In Tomorrow’s Lawyers, leading scholar Richard Susskind envisions the future of legal practice. He argues that with the introduction of new technologies there will be a dramatic change in the jobs that lawyers hold. In particular, he predicts a sharp decrease in the number of traditional legal practitioners coupled with the emergence of new jobs for lawyers.

Young Lawyers' Division