CBA Practicelink Young Lawyers


How to find and keep clients

  • June 16, 2016
  • James Careless

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a young lawyer hanging out your own shingle or a partner in a Bay Street law firm, professional survival depends on your ability to find and keep clients. James Careless has some tips for doing so, starting with what should be your new mantra: Always be selling.

All write, all write, all write – it can be good for your career

  • November 10, 2015
  • Kim Nayyer

Writing can be one way for the young and ambitious lawyer to set her- or himself apart from the crowd – and depending on the writing, it can be a good way or a bad way to do it. Kim Nayyer, a law librarian and adjunct professor at UVic, talks about how you can use writing to promote yourself, and how to avoid setting traps for yourself with it.

Smooth sailing: How your law society can help you stay out of trouble

  • November 10, 2015
  • Carolynne Burkholder-James

If you thought the legal profession would offer clear sailing once you’d passed the bar – well, reality bites, doesn’t it? Turns out there are shoals and riptides and all kinds of other obstacles for the unwary navigator. Fortunately, there is help as well. Carolynne Burkholder-James, a new associate in British Columbia, outlines some of the resources available to keep you out of trouble.

Law Firm Privacy Compliance in 10 Steps

  • August 12, 2015
  • Jeffrey Kaufman

On January 1, 2004, new federal and provincial laws came into force that change the standards lawyers in private practice must meet when they deal with personal information in their practices.

The road less travelled: Canada’s foreign service as a career option

  • July 01, 2015
  • Kim Nayyer

In a continuation of a series of articles on the things you can do with a law degree beyond the same old same old, Kim Nayyer, law librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, talks to two lawyers who happily answered the call of Canada’s foreign service.