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Representation matters. So, too, does space - space in our society, space in the community, space for our voices, and space in the profession. Alice In Wonderland had it right – sometimes “fit” is more than just a buzz word. What is it that makes an...

Three years ago, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to be a lawyer. If someone told me I would be running in the hotly contested Bencher Election 2019, my response would have been, “What’s a Bencher? What do Benchers do?” A lot has changed since then. I...

There were many defining moments this past year that led me to run for bencher of the Law Society of Ontario.* In early 2018, I wrote an article about my experience as a racialized woman in law. I was nervous to be so candid about my...

Convocation Needs Young Women I was sitting in my office late one night in February when I read the Law Times article “Young Lawyers Face Challenges in Bencher Election”. The article highlighted for me that there is a generation of lawyers whose concerns are not being...

Over the next few weeks YWL will be featuring blog posts from young women bencher candidates. Voting opens in mid-April. Coming Soon...

Let's face it. Career planning and goal-setting can be daunting. For many people, the unknown potential of the future (both good and bad) is a source of stress. However, taking the time to set goals and reflect on your objectives is a great way to focus...

With the flurry of daily communications, how do you make sure that your messages to a client or senior lawyer are read and understood? Here are 10 tips to make your emails, letters, factums and memos stand out: 1. Consider the best way to draft your correspondence Emails,...

In 2014, Corinne Moss-Racusin, a researcher at Stanford, conducted an experiment where two identical resumes were submitted for review with the only difference being the first name: John or Jennifer. The result was that Jennifer was perceived, for the most part, as under qualified and...

The sun is shining; you’re worn-out and tired. All you want to do is join your friends for a drink (or two) on a patio. You might even be asking yourself, ‘How am I going to survive the summer when I feel like this?’ After...

N – E – T – W – O – R – K – I – N – G; ten letters that make up a powerful word, regardless of the industry and a term that I have come to understand the significance of (almost too)...