Your Career

Whether you’re building, managing, hiring or retiring, we cover every angle of your career to help you work your way to success. 

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SPILL: Real and yet-to-be-realised heroic encounters

  • June 13, 2022

We asked members to tell us about a time they got to meet one of their heroes or about one they would most like to meet. Responses show the many forms role models take and the myriad ways a chance encounter can make a day or even change a career.

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SPILL: The worst career advice you have ever received

  • February 26, 2022

We have all been on the receiving end of unsolicited, vaguely undermining, or completely cringeworthy career advice at some point in our professional progress. From the questionable to the objectionable, we asked members to share the worst advice they ever received – and, thankfully, disregarded!

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Don’t Let Your Hair Down!

  • February 26, 2022
  • Hamna Anwar

Criminal defence lawyer Hamna Anwar makes a request to senior counsel: When you are giving advice to junior lawyers who look up to you, please be mindful of the power of your words. Please do not provide advice that teaches young, racialized women to minimize themselves or play it small.

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Reset Your Finances and Be Ready for What’s Next

  • December 12, 2021

As we start to travel again, see family and get back to the office, now is a great time to take stock of our financial situation and start looking forward to what comes next. Lawyers Financial offers a list of big financial shifts to consider as you plan for the year ahead.

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Flying Solo in the Competitive World of Law

  • December 12, 2021
  • Justin Bozzo

Resilience. Diverse interests and skills. An enthusiasm for innovation and continued learning. Reflecting on a challenging and rewarding first year of sole practice, Justin Bozzo pinpoints the traits that have allowed him to soar.

SPILL: Your best virtual networking experience

SPILL: Your best virtual networking experience

  • August 30, 2021

We asked OBA Section members to share with us their most enjoyable or enriching virtual networking experience from the past year-and-a-half of Zooming, Teams-ing, Skyping, sometimes Slacking, but always Rallying.

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.