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Student to lawyer: 20 tips for a smooth transition (2018 edition)

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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: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Student

Planning to do real estate work? A primer on title insurance and the TitlePLUS program (2018)

If you’re planning to do any real estate work when you go into practice, you’ll soon hear about a resource used by many real estate practitioners – title insurance. It’s a type of insurance coverage that lawyers across Canada are telling their clients about to help protect them against some typical problems that might crop… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Areas of Law, Articles, Content Type, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Real Estate, Student, Title insurance, TitlePLUS, Topics

New lawyer cyber dangers and how to avoid them (2018)

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Like the local bank, your practice holds valuable information and money. Your computer systems may contain client information, trade secrets, and intellectual property. Your trust accounts have large sums of money. A cyber breach or trust account theft will harm your clients and potentially cripple your practice. Security guards, specialized safes, and sophisticated procedures protect… Read More »

Categories: 2018 Student Issue 6, Articles, Content Type, Cyber dangers, LAWPRO Magazine, Student, Student Issue, Topics

Student to lawyer: 20 Tips for a smooth transition from student to lawyer

cover of 20 Tips issue of Lawpro student magazine

There isn’t a magic formula for mapping out a career in law. You will make some decisions on where you would like to go, but there are many things outside your control which will impact where you end up. Factors such as economic conditions, personal circumstances, and even a bit of luck will affect the… Read More »

Categories: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, Student

Is this the job you want? How to find the right fit – and then sell yourself in the interview (2015)

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On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job… Read More »

Categories: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, Student, Student Issue

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: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Errors & Omissions, Law students/new lawyers, LAWPRO policy, Student

Planning to do real estate work? A primer on title insurance and the TitlePLUS program

If you’re planning to do any real estate work when you go into practice, you’ll soon hear about a resource used by many real estate practitioners – title insurance. It’s a type of insurance coverage that lawyers across Canada are telling their clients about to help protect them against some typical problems that might crop… Read More »

Categories: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Student, TitlePLUS

Essential LinkedIn dos and don’ts for law students

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With over 120 million users in more than 200 countries (including at least a million lawyers) and web traffic that ranks it as the 13th most visited site on the planet, LinkedIn is the social networking tool of choice for professionals. LinkedIn can also be useful to law students in a number of ways. First,… Read More »

Categories: 2015 Student Issue 3, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Technology, Social Media, Student
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