CBA Practicelink Young Lawyers


New year, new start

  • January 01, 2014
  • Julie Sobowale

A month into 2014, it’s not too late to make a new year’s resolution—and by that we’re not talking about the usual short-lived vows to lose weight or go to the gym. And while it’s never a bad time to do this, Julie Sobowale reminds us that the new year is a good time to gaze at your navel a bit—reevaluate your goals and figure out where you’d like to be in a year.

Ask the Coach

  • January 01, 2014
  • Gary Mitchell

When your destination is partnership, there are three key things you can do to steer your career in the right direction: develop your legal skills; build internal relationships and take key strategic steps at various stages of your career.

Creative Career Breaks

  • January 01, 2014
  • Janice Mucalov, LL.B.

Interested in taking a break from your law practice, but not from the intellectual stimulation associated with the law? There are several ways you can enrich your skills and experience while taking time away from your practice.

Skills for Mastering Tough Talks

  • January 01, 2014
  • Delee Fromm, Fromm & Goodhand

Distinguish yourself as a leader by excelling at the difficult conversations that many lawyers dread.

What Is an Associate Worth?

  • January 01, 2014
  • Ed Poll

Lawyers who understand how to grow a career can better assess the value they provide, and better reflect it in their performance.

Going rogue: year one. A new call who started his own firm.

  • January 01, 2014
  • Danielle Rondeau

Introducing…The Law Offices of Michael McCubbin, owned and operated by none other than Mike himself, a 2010 UBC law graduate who`s out there doing something different. The firm, established November 1, 2011, and located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, is going strong as it approaches its second year anniversary.

Legal practitioners pour out their souls

  • September 01, 2013
  • Becky Rynor

Seven years after Sean McGee and a colleague at Ottawa law firm Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP put a call out to form a band for a charity event, the group is still going strong. Getting up on stage and performing is not that different from getting up in court and making your case, writes Becky Rynor.