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The Every Lawyer is a Canadian Bar Association podcast to help you navigate the rapidly-changing legal world. Take advantage of trends and get the tools you need to advance your career and be the best version of yourself with actionable guidance and practical tips. Also on The Every Lawyer, we discuss social and political subjects important to all in the legal community.

Latest Episodes

Exclusion of counsel in immigration process

Variety
September 2021

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We discuss the exclusion of lawyers in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's online platforms and portals, with Lisa Middlemiss.

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Discovering atypical careers in the law profession

Law Students/Young Lawyers
August 2021

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We are chatting with Julia Kingdon about the new Law Students Section video project 20 minutes, 5 minutes. We look over the different guests and their atypical career paths.

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Exploring the CBA Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit For Firms

Conversations with the President | The President's Take on TRC's Calls to Action
July 2021

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An interview with Jennifer David to discuss the CBA Truth and Reconciliation Toolkit for Firms.

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Exploring the issue of online hate and harassment

Variety
June 2021

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An interview with David Matas, senior legal counsel for B’Nai Brith Canada, who was instrumental in drafting the CBA’s submission on these issues of online hate.

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Let's Talk Medical Assistance in Dying

June 2021

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With our guest Shelley Birenbaum, we discuss the CBA’s influence on the implementation of Bill C-7 and the important updates to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying legislation.

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Exploring the Mortgage Instructions Toolkit

Variety
May 2021

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Our guest today is Ray Leclair, vice president of public affairs at LawPRO, co-author of the Mortgage Instructions Toolkit.

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Privacy Shield Strikedown and Why You Should Care

Variety
October 2020

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We receive Eduardo Ustaran and Timothy Banks to discuss Privacy Law and its international developments.

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COVID-19 and Job Market Prospects for Young Lawyers

Law Students/Young Lawyers
October 2020

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We analyse the effects of COVID-19 on the job market for young lawyers, with Adam Norget and how to stand out of the crowd while looking for work, with Mark Holthe.

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Let's talk Systemic Racism

Variety
August 2020

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Arleen Huggins discuss systemic racism in the Canadian legal profession through her experience and expertise as a employment and human rights lawyer.

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Building Resiliency through Connection

Law Students/Young Lawyers
June 2020

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Candice Pollack and Lexy Smith-Doughty present the virtual gatherings “Coffee in the times of COVID”; events to facilitate connection and mentorship.

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Exploring the Divorce Act

Variety
June 2020

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Melanie Del Rizzo and Erin Brook explore the Divorce Act and the sweeping changes when Bill C-78 comes into effect.

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Keeping small and solo firms going in uncertain times

Variety
May 2020

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Robert Harvie and Donna Purcell, two experienced lawyers share their expertise in remote work. Get some tips on virtual firms and managing change.

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The Travelling Lawyer: Onward and Upward

Young Lawyers International Program
April 2020

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In this episode, we hear the testimonies of two interns of The Young Lawyers International Program (YLIP) Devon Black in Guyana and Navdeep Kaur in Vietnam.

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Pandemics in the workplace: Are you prepared?

Variety
February 2020

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It’s the topic on everyone’s mind – what do you do in a pandemic. And for employment lawyers specifically – how do you protect the workplace? Learn more with guest Sheila Osborne-Brown.

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How to cultivate health and wellness

Variety
January 2020

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Lawyers suffer from depression more than any other profession. We’re fortunate to be talking to two guests about this issue – Doron Gold and Glen Hickerson.

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How to manage your stress in law school

Law Students/Young Lawyers
November 2019

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It's beginning to look a lot like.... exam season! Don't let stress get the best of you. Our guests share advice on how to manage stress when it comes to exams or future career. 

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Let’s Talk Articling

Law Students/Young Lawyers
October 2019

We explore the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to articling across Canada, with guests Preston Parsons and Charlene Scheffelmair.

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Exploring Legal Aid

Variety
September 2019

Almost half of all Canadians will experience a legal problem over the course of a three-year period. It’s a startling statistic - and one we’re going to unpack on today’s episode focusing on legal aid across the country. #LegalAidMatters

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Exploring the Border Alert Toolkit

Variety
September 2019

The CBA has published a toolkit for lawyers who travel with electronic devices containing their clients' information. Cyndee Todgham Cherniak, founder of LexSage, counsels us on what to do when a custom’s officer asks us to do something that would breach our duty of confidentiality.

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The Travelling Lawyer: Welcome back home!

Young Lawyers International Program

Fourth and final episode in our series exploring the Young Lawyer International Program. After exploring the world, it's time to come back home. We meet with Laura MacLean who just came back from her placement and Mathieu Delorme who did the program 7 years ago, let's see what they are up to now.

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The Travelling Lawyer: When things go wrong

Young Lawyers

Today is the third episode in our series exploring the Young Lawyer International Program. Our topic today is what happens when things go wrong. We’ll talk to legal interns around the world about the funny and the scary moments when our carefully laid plans go awry… overseas.

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Exploring the Asylum Seekers toolkit

Variety

The CBA has published a toolkit for lawyers and asylum-seekers alike, breaking down the major legal processes that go into making refugee claims, as well as navigating the complex legal systems involved.

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The Travelling Lawyer: Intercultural work experience

Young Lawyers International Program

This episode is our second in a series exploring the Young Lawyer International Program. And today we’ll talk to interns around the world about what it’s like to work overseas, from the culture shock to the challenges of doing law in foreign jurisdiction.

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The Travelling Lawyer: From Packing up to Settling in

Young Lawyers International Program

Today we are packing up, taking off and settling in! This is the first episode of a four part series where we explore the Young Lawyers International Program, funded by Global Affairs Canada. It’s a CBA internship initiative in 10 different countries giving young lawyers international legal opportunities in law reform, human rights and access to justice.

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How to sit on a board while managing a full-time practice

Our guests on this episode are all members of the Canadian Bar Association’s board of directors. They’re here to tell us the risks and the rewards of sitting on that non-profit board.

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Year in Review: 2018

2018 was quite the year and in this episode, we revisit some of the top advice, tips and tricks from our past season.

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How to become a Legal Influencer

Small and Solo

Legal advice via Instagram? Client outreach through Snapchat? Legal influencer Jamie Benizri shares his tips on legal marketing online.

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Networking and Business Development for Small and Solo firms

Small and Solo firms

We talked to Simplex Legal founder Martine Boucher about how to engage in efficient and effective business development to grow your small or solo firm.

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Let’s talk Mentorship

Solutions for Law Student

Looking for your legal Yoda? Andrea Verwey Rayment guides us through the etiquette and strategy involved in finding, and then working with, legal mentors.

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Let’s talk Personal Branding

Solutions for Law Student

Wonder what goes into creating a personal brand? We discuss elevator pitches, social media and networking with lawyer Larry Markowitz.

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Let’s talk Wellness

Solutions for Law Student

We discuss wellness tips for law students with trademark lawyer and Iron Man triathlete Stephanie Melnychuk in this episode.

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