The take-home message was simple and inspiring: set yourself up with the training and skills that will allow you to succeed on the really tough days.
Changing your practice area is a big undertaking that requires careful thought, planning and some hard truths. You have invested a lot of time, energy and money into your career and you want to be happy in your practice area; just make sure you are making a change for the right reasons.
Your conduct during the job application and search process can have an impact on your reputation (positive or negative) and therefore it is important to apply the same level of care and consideration to your job search as you do to preparing your application package.
There are two big rules about email etiquette and it is very important not to develop bad habits that violate these two principles.
You are selling a product – your specific package of talent, skills, and experience – and presenting it in the most persuasive manner will increase your chances of success.
It is important to be an asset to the firm, but remember, you're no help to anyone if you've burnt-out earlier on and quit three years in. Instead, lets make sure being a lawyer is a feasible long-term, dare I say, lifetime career.
There was once an era of job security - where one would figuratively be married to the firm. You would be courted during articling, engaged during your first year associate position, and soon make a lifetime commitment to the names on the front door.
With spring comes new opportunities and openings. When you’re ready, let us help you into a new season in your career.
If you attended law school in a common law jurisdiction, it wouldn’t have take long before you were introduced to the often-repeated story about the evolution of the common law. In the beginning, there were some steadfast principles. However, with time, the pressures of unsatisfied constituents, and the sheer diversity of reality; these principles changed and evolved at the hands of masterful and at times, comical judges. The genius of the common law is its capacity to grow and adapt to meet the needs of changing times. The flexibility and evolutionary nature of the law is a quality that any lawyer facing a possible career change ought to consider adopting.