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Career Alternatives for Lawyers

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

If you’ve been thinking about quitting the practice of law, you’re not alone. Canadian statistics are hard to come by, but in the US, up to 40 per cent of lawyers want to leave the profession, and an estimated 40,000 lawyers walk away from their jobs each year.

Leveraging the Media to Help Grow Your Practice

  • August 15, 2014
  • Hale T. Chan

You see your competition described as a leading legal expert on the six o’clock news as he is being interviewed about a breaking story. You read an article in the newspaper where another competitor is quoted. In your car, you turn on the radio and still another competitor is on the air giving her opinion on some legal issue. You say to yourself, “I could do that. Why didn’t the reporter call me?” Well, probably because the reporter doesn’t know you exist.

Conflict Resolution at Law Firms: A Juggling Act

  • August 14, 2014
  • Janet Ellen Raasch

Conflict is no stranger to a law firm. In fact, much of what a lawyer does is based on the avoidance or resolution of disputes, using a standardized set of skills and rules.

Young Lawyers International Program (YLIP): Out of the office, into the field

  • August 13, 2014
  • Ava Chisling

The Young Lawyers International Program, administered by the CBA and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, places interns overseas to work with human rights legal organizations. In recent interviews, three of this year's participants described their involvement in efforts to shape legal systems in Guyana, South Africa and Kenya and highlighted the value of international experience.