Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

Not hired back, a new door opens

Not hired back, a new door opensAt this time last year, my articling term had nearly come to an end. I still hadn’t heard the news I’d been waiting for: Would I be hired back after my call to the bar?
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Monday, 24 April 2017 09:00

School board confidential

Photo: Charles Verworn Design
Photo: Charles Verworn Design
Brenda Stokes Verworn left private practice to go in-house many years before doing so became a popular path for lawyers looking for a different way to apply their legal skills. After several years in the law firm environment, she discovered the appeal of providing legal advice in-house in the public sector at the level of local government.
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Monday, 11 July 2016 05:00

Achieving staffing bliss

Achieving staffing blissStaffing is a big issue for those of us in small or sole firm practice. We generally do not have a human resources department to assist us and the process of hiring can consume precious hours. Hiring the wrong staff can have dramatically negative consequences for a small office.
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The Intern is dead, long live The Intern!“Double espresso to go, please!”
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Monday, 14 March 2016 09:00

The hiring process: Know what you want

The hiring process: Know what you wantIn a few months, articling candidates and freshly called lawyers will be pounding the pavement looking for positions.
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Source: Law Job Exchange survey
Source: Law Job Exchange survey
Finding work in the legal profession after graduation can be tough, with a recent survey showing just 46 per cent of law grads in Ontario and Quebec found meaningful work in less than six months following completion of their articles.
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Monday, 14 December 2015 08:00

YWL responds to criticism of event

YWL responds to criticism of eventYoung Women in Law  is a not for profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of women lawyers in the early stages of their careers, and strives to meet the diverse needs of its roughly 275 members. In meeting those diverse needs, YWL endeavours to host a variety of events — both substantive and social. One of the many tools we use to advance our members’ professional interests is by hosting networking opportunities, opportunities that are not provided enough to junior female lawyers.
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Monday, 14 December 2015 09:00

Make 2016 your banner year

Make 2016 your banner yearTwelve months ago, when I wrote my first article for Canadian Lawyer InHouse, I questioned how much information/advice or support I could give to other fellow in-house counsel. No one is perfect and my career was in many ways still in its early stages of development. Nevertheless, I welcomed the opportunity to stand on this wonderful soapbox and communicate to each one of you several simple messages.
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Monday, 16 November 2015 09:01

The bâtonnière who fell from grace

The bâtonnière who fell from graceLu Chan Khuong is one tough cookie. Three days and 21 interviews after her resignation from the top job at the Quebec Bar, she breezed in for interview No. 22 over lunch on the terrace of an upscale Quebec City restaurant looking fit, poised, and radiant. The resignation was a surprise move that put an end to a summer-long public and legal drama that dominated news headlines and divided lawyers in la belle province like never before.
 Writer Ted Flett and UNB law CSO Clea Ward last October. Photo: Joy Cummings/UNB
Writer Ted Flett and UNB law CSO Clea Ward last October. Photo: Joy Cummings/UNB
As classes resume in a matter of days, landing a legal job — whether summer, articling, or even part-time during the school year — is as top of mind for many students as reconnecting with classmates and finding a cheap textbook. And on-campus interviews, a key stage of selection in the large law firm recruitment process, loom on the horizon for many law students.
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