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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: 2014 Student Issue 2, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

Diversify without dabbling: Before expanding your practice, expand your competence

Think you have the confidence to bluff your way through a file that’s outside your normal scope of practice? It might work if you were playing a lawyer on TV… but that’s only because your opponent (and the judge, if it’s a litigation file) would be actors, too. In the real world, trying to “fake… Read More »

Categories: 2012 August Checklists, Articles, Dabbling, Failure to Know The Law, Legal Careers, Practice Tips

Leaving your current law firm

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Lawyers who change firms, contact information, or practice status should notify both LawPRO and the Law society separately of these changes because LawPRO and the Law society maintain separate information databases. Joining a new firm Send an email to LAWPRO Customer Service ([email protected]) and include your new contact information and the effective date of the… Read More »

Categories: 2012 August Checklists, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Legal Careers

Student to lawyer: 20 tips for a successful transition

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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: 2012 Student Issue 1, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

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

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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: 2012 Student Issue 1, Articles, Law students/new lawyers, Legal Careers, New Lawyers

Recruiting and retaining top talent

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Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success when candidates approach our firm about a lateral move, they all tend to ask a variation of the following questions: which firm is the best for me? Which will make… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Features, Firm Management, Legal Careers

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

hand extended to shake

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: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Features, Legal Careers

Insurance implications of lawyer transfers & practice structures

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Lawyer mobility is now taken for granted: The days of spending one’s whole career in a single practice setting are long gone. Consider these scenarios: Scenario one: A lawyer previously in practice elsewhere joins a new firm. A claim is made based on work completed at the previous firm, but received only after the lawyer… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Errors & Omissions, LAWPRO policy, Legal Careers

Book review: Three titles on recruiting and keeping lawyers and partner departures

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The practicePRO Lending Library has more than 100 practice management titles available to Ontario lawyers free of charge. Here are three titles that make for great additional reading for the topics covered in this issue of LAWPRO Magazine. Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent by… Read More »

Categories: 2012 January Employment, Articles, Book Review, Firm Management, Legal Careers

Land Acknowledgement

The offices of LAWPRO are located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. LAWPRO respects and acknowledges the histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit nations.

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