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Redesigning how we work

Redesigning how we work

Bonus: After the Pandemic

Yves Faguy speaks with Laura van Wyngaarden of Diligen and Peter Aprile of Counter Tax Lawyers to discuss how COVID-19 could change the way we work in the legal sector.

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Fighting Inertia

Fighting Inertia

Bonus: After the Pandemic

Yves Faguy speaks with John-Paul Boyd Q.C. and Kyla Sandwith to discuss how to use COVID-19 as an opportunity to fix our justice system.

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Pivoting in crisis

Pivoting in crisis

Conversations with the President | The State of the Profession
May 2020

Martine Boucher and Vivene discuss the impact of today's reality can have on small and solo legal practices.

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Keeping small and solo firms going in uncertain times

Keeping small and solo firms going in uncertain times

Variety
May 2020

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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Young Lawyers Going Solo

Young Lawyers Going Solo

Conversations with the President | The State of the Profession
April 2020

Vivene meets with Erin Cowling and Kim Gale to discuss the rejection of the traditional law firm model, billable hours and entrepreneurship.

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The Travelling Lawyer: Onward and Upward

The Travelling Lawyer: Onward and Upward

Young Lawyers International Program
April 2020

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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Ready, set... practice!

Ready, set... practice!

Conversations with the President | The State of the Profession
March 2020

Vivene talks to two law school deans, Ian Holloway and Camille Cameron about their education experience and who should be providing on-the-job training.

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Pandemics in the workplace: Are you prepared?

Pandemics in the workplace: Are you prepared?

Variety
February 2020

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

How to cultivate health and wellness

Variety
January 2020

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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School Days

School Days

Conversations with the President | The State of the Profession
January 2020

Are there are too many law schools producing too many grads for too few articling positions and jobs once they’ve passed the bar? Why add a new law school in Canada? Ronit Dinovitzer and Anver Saloojee answer.

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After the Crash

After the Crash

Conversations with the President | The State of the Profession
December 2019

Vivene meets Jordan Furlong and Omar Ha-Redeye to look at how the legal profession is changing due to societal, economic and technology forces and what this means for lawyers in Canada.

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How to manage your stress in law school

How to manage your stress in law school

Law Students/Young Lawyers
November 2019

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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Meet Vivene Salmon, CBA President 2019

Conversations with the President | The State of the Profession
November 2019

We are chatting with Vivene Salmon, the new Canadian Bar Association President and the first person of colour to take on the roll. We discuss her own podcast series, Conversations with the President.

Cat: Variety

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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

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

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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Best of Conversations with the President 2018

Best of Conversations with the President 2018

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
August 2019

Last episode of Conversations with the President: Raising the Bar on Inclusion. Ray shares some of his favourite moments from this past year.

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Conversation with a diversity and inclusion leader

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
August 2019

Ray meets with Sacha de Klerk, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Canada, Norton Rose Fulbright. They talk inclusion initiatives, promoting diversity and the need for substantive data.

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The Travelling Lawyer: Welcome back home!

The Travelling Lawyer: Welcome back home!

Young Lawyers International Program
July 2019

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

The Travelling Lawyer: When things go wrong

Young Lawyers International Program
June 2019

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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Conversation with a lawyer living with a disability

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
May 2019

Ray meets with Lorin McDonald, a lawyer from Toronto who was born with profound hearing loss in both ears. They discuss her journey through law school, the Accessible Canada Act (passed on May 29) and more!

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Exploring the Asylum Seekers toolkit

Variety
July 2019

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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Conversations with Women Lawyers: Part 2 with Kim Campbell

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
May 2019

In this episode Ray talks social media, her career in law and politics and how she deals with it all.

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The Travelling Lawyer: Intercultural work experience

Young Lawyers International Program
April 2019

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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Conversations with Women Lawyers: Part 1 with Anne McLellan

Conversations with Women Lawyers: Part 1 with Anne McLellan

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
April 2019

In this episode, Ray will be talking with Anne McLellan, counsel with Bennett Jones in Edmonton, who has risen to the top of Canada’s federal political spectrum and lives to tell the tale.

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The Travelling Lawyer: From Packing up to Settling in

Young Lawyers International Program
March 2019

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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Conversations with Racialized Lawyers

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
March 2019

In this episode, Ray meets Charlene Theodore, 2nd Vice-President of the Ontario Bar Association, who is the first black woman to occupy this position. He also meets with David A Curry, Crown Attorney in Digby, Nova Scotia, to discuss his experience as a black and Mi’kmaq lawyer.

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

Variety
February 2019

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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Conversations with LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
February 2019

In this episode, Ray will be talking with two LGBTQ2S+ lawyers about their experience within the Canadian legal system, Preston Parsons and Nicole Nussbaum.

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Year in Review : 2018

Variety
January 2019

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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Conversation with Indigenous Lawyers

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
January 2019

Merle Alexander and Naiomi Metallic, Indigenous Canadian lawyers, share with Ray, their experiences as part of the legal system.

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How to become a Legal Influencer

How to become a Legal Influencer

Small and Solo firms
December 2018

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

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Conversation with diversity and inclusion expert

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
December 2018

Ray meets Ritu Bhasin, expert in diversity and inclusion, to demystify cultural competency in the workplace.

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Networking and Business Development for Small and Solo firms

Small and Solo firms
November 2018

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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Meet Raymond Adlington, 2018 CBA President

Conversations with the President | Raising the Bar on Inclusion
November 2018

Meet Ray Adlington, the CBA president. In this podcast, we discuss his vision for the Association, his history battling depression and why he's become a champion of inclusivity and diversity in the profession.

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Let’s talk Mentorship

Law Students/Young Lawyers
October 2018

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

Let’s talk Personal Branding

Law Students/Young Lawyers
October 2018

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

Law Students/Young Lawyers
September 2018

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

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