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LAWPRO Magazine: 2017 Student Issue No 5

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Not your mother’s law career 1

Who (or what) inspired you to go to law school? Regardless of their reasons for choosing a legal education, today’s young lawyers can expect that their experiences practising law will be different from depictions of the profession they witnessed growing up. Tablet computers have replaced wheeled trial bags, Skype™ conferences stand in for face-to-face meetings,… Read More »

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How would you answer these job interview questions? 2

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 »

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Marketing basics 3

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 »

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Common practice pitfalls: How to avoid them 4

Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LawPRO) was created to insure lawyers against legal malpractice claims. Most (though not all) claims are brought by a lawyer’s own client and include an allegation that the lawyer made a mistake or did not meet the standard of care expected when delivering legal services. No lawyer is immune to a… Read More »

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What I wish I knew in law school 5

Midway through their articling terms at LawPRO we asked Raymond Ashurov and Rahim Andani to reflect on their law school experiences and how they relate to their early working experiences. Keep an open mind Many students enter law school with a preconceived plan of courses and the area of law in which they want to… Read More »

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Feeling the pressure? 8

Each of us faces challenges in life. Sometimes we welcome those challenges, like marriage, the birth of a child, a promotion or a new job. And sometimes we don’t, like divorce, job loss, a serious illness or the death of a loved one. It is no secret that a legal career brings with it many… Read More »

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