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Forging Your Own Path: Alternative routes to big law

Forging Your Own Path: Alternative routes to big law

  • June 06, 2021
  • Rachel Fielding and Alexander Evangelista

Take it from these associates who did not get hired where they had envisioned during their summer or articling recruits: it’s not always a straight line to your dream role, but perseverance – and making the most of the opportunities that come your way – will pay off in the end.

SPILL: Advice for your first-day-on-the-job self

SPILL: Advice for your first-day-on-the-job self

  • March 08, 2021

We asked members of our Young Lawyers Division, if they could go back in time, what helpful heads-up or piece of advice they would offer themselves in making the leap from law school to legal practice.

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SPILL: A career coup in a chaotic year

  • December 04, 2020

From education to certification, advancement to enhancement, volunteer service to self-care, we asked OBA section executive members to share with us one good thing they did for their careers in this unforgettable year.

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Access to Justice and Hands-on Education Converge in New Summer Student Program

  • June 25, 2020
  • An interview with Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault

Nikki Gershbain, McCarthy Tétrault’s chief inclusion officer, shares details of a pro-bono-focused program, forged in the face of a pandemic, that provides rewarding experiential learning opportunities for students while connecting low-income Canadians with crucial free legal services.

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Summer Success During COVID-19: 5 tips for students

  • June 02, 2020
  • Claire Sweeny

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the summer plans of hundreds of law students across the country. Maybe you had the perfect summer job lined up but now it has been put on hold. Or maybe you were still working on finding summer employment but now find it practically impossible to do so. Whatever your summer situation, here are some tips on how to make the most of it.

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How Law Firms Can Support the Development of a New Lawyer

  • February 27, 2020
  • Paulette Pommells

Could you be dampening the enthusiasm of your keen and capable recent hires? Paulette Pommells presents five sure-fire ways to drive away promising talent and the countermeasures that will kindle their desire to learn, contribute, and perform to their highest potential.

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SPILL: Advice of Counsel

  • December 05, 2019

While our professional lives are shaped by multiple people and experiences, there is often one piece of sage advice that was timely and true enough to be career changing. OBA members share the best piece of advice they have ever received about practising law.