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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
  • Emily Sinkins

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.

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Mentorship in the Modern Era

  • August 28, 2019
  • Omar Ha-Redeye

What BigLaw can learn from the practical peer-to-peer support lawyers in solo and smaller firms enjoy.

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SPILL: Top Job Interview Turn-offs

  • June 05, 2019
  • Emily Sinkins

We asked our members, as a candidate, what could you experience at a job interview that would give you pause about pursuing the role?

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Alternative Career Paths for Lawyers

  • March 14, 2019
  • Alexandra Mealia

A law degree can take you many places. Alexandra Mealia maps out some of the most apt and enticing professional possibilities to explore outside the traditional practice of law.

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8 Essential Ingredients to Make the Most of First-Year Law School

  • November 28, 2018
  • Heather Donkers and Dana Lue

Heather Donkers and Dana Lue, chairs of the OBA’s Student Section and Young Lawyers Division - Central executives, respectively, offer advice from the other side about how to maximize the first-year experience while maintaining a healthy perspective.