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Editors: Matilda Lici - Central Region; Caroline Bedard - East Region

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Jason E. Bogle

Riding Solo: A Roadmap to a Rewarding Career

  • January 21, 2021
  • Jason E. Bogle

The practice of law is much different than it was ten years ago. It demands more specialization and discipline in order to be successful in today's marketplace. However, as a sole practitioner, your future can be molded to your desire and your ability to pivot and adjust to your external circumstances are within your control. 

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
Alone in a Crowd

Alone in a Crowd

  • December 22, 2020
  • Jason E. Bogle

The decision to open one’s own practice is certainly not for the faint of heart, but it is also not for those who do not know how to be humble and appreciate that their success rests squarely on the generosity of others. Whether it be our clients or our colleagues, we innately depend on others for our professional survival.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
Mistakes, Missteps and Mess-Ups: Why We Need to Have an Honest Conversation

Mistakes, Missteps and Mess-Ups: Why We Need to Have an Honest Conversation

  • December 05, 2020
  • Yadesha Satheaswaran

We all know that mistakes are common. They are an inevitable part of the human existence. So why have I increasingly come to feel like mistakes are incompatible with the legal profession? In my opinion, this distorted perception of mistakes stems from the nature of legal work and the personalities of people within the profession. 

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
COVID-19 Benefits for the Self-Employed

COVID-19 Benefits for the Self-Employed

  • December 05, 2020
  • Angela Ogang, newsletter editor, OBA Young Lawyers Division (Central)

Ontario’s public health measures may have slowed down the spread of COVID-19, but they have also had a huge impact on people’s lives and their ability to make a living. Fortunately, the government tabled legislation in September, which introduced three new temporary Canada Recovery Benefits aimed at providing income support to the self-employed in the coming months and other workers, while promoting economic recovery.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division
COVID-19 and the Legal Volunteer: You Can Still Help Out

COVID-19 and the Legal Volunteer: You Can Still Help Out

  • December 05, 2020
  • Alexander Steele

Lawyers and other legal professionals have a strong tradition of giving back to their profession and the community through volunteerism, and that tradition does not need to be interrupted by the pandemic. There are still plenty of ways to get involved and give back, and in many cases, it is now easier than ever to volunteer.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers' Division