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Strategies for succeeding in law school

  • September 14, 2020
  • Daniel Gatto

Law school can be hard but it is also easy to just go about it poorly. December exams are often difficult for first-year law students and one or two exams typically count for 100 per cent of a final grade in a course.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers

The hidden cost of a criminal record

  • July 27, 2020
  • Cydney Kane

Imagine you have been working at a job you enjoy for a short period of time. Suddenly, you are being fired because the employer has discovered that you have a criminal record. You are unable to find another job that you are qualified for and that does not require a clean record check.

Student Forum, Young Lawyers

Why artificial intelligence will not replace lawyers

  • May 21, 2020
  • Shiva Bakhtiary, lawyer at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

With a surge in the number of new legal tech startups come concerned citizens warning that lawyers will soon be replaced by artificial intelligence. The prediction of Singularity – a point in time when AI will be indistinguishable from human intelligence – is said to occur around 2040.

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Reimagining articling and promoting equity at the start of a legal career

  • April 07, 2020
  • Angela Simmonds and Morgan Manzer

With the new crop of students beginning their articles in June 2020, comes a new program to teach and assess their competencies. The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society will be rolling out a new skills course along with three other provincial law societies. The program is called the Practice Readiness Education Program, and it was developed by the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education, in consultation with the NSBS and the other law societies adopting the program.

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Report: CBA Wellness Meeting

  • February 08, 2018
  • Candice Pollack and Nicolas Joubert

In October 2017, CBA Wellness held its annual meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I, along with Nicolas Joubert, had the pleasure of taking part as representatives of CBA Young Lawyers.

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The brave new (legal) world: Tips for alternative legal careers

  • February 02, 2018
  • Candice Ashley Pollack

To paraphrase Shakespeare, there are more things you can do with a law degree, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your law firm philosophy. Candice Pollack, a Young Lawyers member-at-large, gives some tips for finding a post-law-school career that you’ll love.

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