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My legal bucket list

  • July 10, 2023
  • Sabrina Clark

Gain international legal experience with an overseas organization: Check!

International Law, Young Lawyers

Journey of openness

  • July 10, 2023
  • Tina Daschuk

My experience with the Young Lawyers Internal Program.

International Law, Young Lawyers

The virtual YLIP experience

  • June 03, 2022
  • Chloe Quirion

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for many of us in various ways. In just a few months, life as we knew it took a drastic turn and forced many of us to rethink our plans and get creative about how to make them happen.

International Law, Young Lawyers

Want to grab a (virtual) coffee?

  • March 17, 2022
  • Candice Ashley Pollack, KJ (Ke-Jia) Chong and Terri Uhrich

CBA Young Lawyers Section Succeeds in Building Virtual Legal Communities through Coffee in the Times of COVID.

Young Lawyers

Nine more questions between generations

  • March 03, 2022
  • Jennifer O’Dell

In our second installment, we asked Lonny Rosen and Joshua Lerner the same nine questions and recorded their responses. Lonny is an experienced health law advocate and founding partner of Rosen Sunshine LLP, while Joshua is a fourth-year associate at the firm.

Health Law, Young Lawyers

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.

Young Lawyers

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.

Young Lawyers