b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Ted-Flett.jpg“Etiquette shmetiquette,” I thought to myself when I noticed one of the University of New Brunswick law career development seminar topics was essentially Manners 101. I didn’t think I needed it. I’m no Emily Post but I don’t offend people by talking politics or religion on first meeting and I hold my pinky finger out when sipping tea.
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Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00

U of T alters admissions policies

Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
Benjamin Alarie, co-chairman of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law admissions committee, says the school is trying to reach out to all levels of potential students.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has modified its admissions policies and ramped up its outreach and diversity efforts.
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Monday, 26 August 2013 09:09

To specialize or not to specialize?

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_September_contents-special.jpgFor many young lawyers starting out in the profession today, “it’s not so much about finding a job of your dreams, but finding a job,” admits legal recruiter Warren Bongard, president of ZSA Recruitment. But can specializing early on help students land a coveted role that reflects their passions, and mould them into more competent lawyers?
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Monday, 06 May 2013 08:00

Lateral thinking

Illustration: Steve Munday
Illustration: Steve Munday
It was news that hit Bay Street with a bang. In late February, a group of lawyers from Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP’s mining group crossed over to Bennett Jones LLP, effectively gutting FMC’s mining practice just a month before it was to officially join with SNR Denton and Salans LLP to create a new global law firm with 2,500 lawyers and 79 offices around the world. “That was a big deal,” says Carolyn Berger of legal recruitment firm Marsden International. “It was a great, great thing for Bennett Jones — just unbelievable. I think they’re a great group and it was a good move for them. They wouldn’t have done it if it wasn’t.”
Monday, 17 December 2012 08:00

Finding opportunities beyond Bay Street

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2012_September_kap_rooney.jpgOver the past few months, Canadian Lawyer 4Students has been running a series of articles to assist students with the recruitment process. In part V, we get a current student at a large, commercial law firm to give advice on how to seek out opportunities outside of Bay Street.
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Monday, 17 December 2012 08:00

The lure of project lawyers

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-INHOUSE_2012_December_page-42-photo.jpgWith the North American economy still stuck in low gear, debt crises continuing to wreak havoc in Europe, and growth in China’s gross domestic product dropping into the single digits, corporate Canada is keeping its belt tightly notched. Forget about adding staff: lean and flexible is today’s corporate mantra. At the same time, general counsel are thinking twice before they turn to legal firms where experienced partners charge $600 and more an hour.
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Monday, 15 October 2012 09:00

Preparing for ‘call day’

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2012_September_kap_rooney.jpgWith the arrival of fall and interview season in full swing, Canadian Lawyer 4Students will be running a series of articles over the coming months to assist students with the recruitment process. In part III, we get a current student at a large, commercial law firm to give advice on how to prepare for “call day” on Bay Street.
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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_maureen_salama.jpgWhen I was in law school, one of the first things I learned wasn’t about the law; it was about the importance of my professional reputation.
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Monday, 01 October 2012 12:58

Preparing for OCIs

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2012_September_kap_rooney.jpgWith school starting and interview season forthcoming, Canadian Lawyer 4Students will be running a series of articles over the coming months to assist students with the recruitment process. In part II, we get a current student at a large, commercial law firm to give advice on how to prepare for your interviews.
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André Bacchus, director of professional development at Heenan Blaikie LLP in Toronto, says articling students shouldn't take it personally if they don't get hired back.
André Bacchus, director of professional development at Heenan Blaikie LLP in Toronto, says articling students shouldn't take it personally if they don't get hired back.
So you didn’t get hired back. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, many others are in the same position, which is why it’s time to swallow that rejection pill and learn a new craft — that of the job hunt.
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