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How would you answer these job interview questions?

Job interviews can be very stressful. It’s not easy to answer questions about yourself, especially when they are open-ended questions that address your personality, work habits, ability to do teamwork and so on. Good answers are the key to a successful interview, and hopefully a job offer. The questions asked at job interviews are fairly… Read More »

Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

Marketing basics

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Marketing basics It’s never too early to begin marketing services to existing and potential clients. As you work on a basic marketing plan, consider including the following activities and implementation schedule: Each week: Call a client and just say hi (don’t bill them for the call!). Take at least one current client, potential client, or… Read More »

Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Marketing, New Lawyers

What new lawyers need to know about LawPRO’s mandatory professional liability insurance

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These FAQs answer some of the more common questions we hear from newly-called lawyers. The answers will help you determine if you need insurance coverage (or whether you’re exempt) and the steps you need to take to get your LawPRO insurance coverage in place.  What is professional liability insurance? Professional liability insurance is designed to… Read More »

Categories: 2017 Student Issue No 5, Articles, LAWPRO policy, New Lawyers

Job market scoop: What do law firms look for?

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Law students – like all students – are prone to anxiety about their career prospects. High-profile news about the employment challenges faced by new grads in the U.S. and changes in the articling requirements for Ontario have combined to create a climate of worry. But worrying about trends and generalizations can obscure the fact that… Read More »

Categories: 2016 Student Issue 4, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

Lessons I learned while articling

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In past issues of the student edition of LAWPRO Magazine, we’ve asked our articling students to reflect on what they wished they’d learned in law school. This time around, students Margaux Malkina and Noam Uri offered a slightly different perspective: they talked about some of the new insights that articling has brought them. Sometimes, there… Read More »

Categories: 2016 Student Issue 4, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, New Lawyers

Resolve to get your law practice off to the best possible start

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Professional liability claims can take the wind out of the sails of anyone’s legal career, but can be especially demoralizing for a new lawyer. Your best chance at avoiding claims is to develop great working habits right from the start. Here are some practice ‘resolutions’ that you may want to consider. Want more? Read the… Read More »

Categories: 2016 Student Issue 4, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

Student to lawyer: 20 tips for a smooth transition

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This is an abridged version of the LAWPRO article: “20 tips for a successful transition” – a guide for law students through the transition from student life to legal practice. See practicepro.ca/20newlawyertips for the full article. Honestly assess your strengths and preferences to identify what makes sense for you in terms of the type of… Read More »

Categories: 2016 Student Issue 4, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers
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