Last month, the Women's Law Association of Ontario created a series of stories, which highlighted some of its members and supporters making an impact in the legal community through short stories. In the feature, I was asked a few questions...

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And no that doesn’t include sitting at your desk while staring at a computer screen. When I was in private practice, that's what I used to do. I’d often have lunch alone in my office and claim that I’d get ahead in work.  The days are long in private practice, and my habit made the days even longer.

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You’ve probably been noticing a lot of “starting a new position” posts on LinkedIn lately. I love giving shout outs to people who’ve just landed a new position. As a career coach, I know what they’ve been through to get there.

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Navigating a Job Search in a Hot Market as an Associate

I’ve been noticing a lot of lateral hiring in the legal profession this year. Some associates are being poached with multiple offers. Many associates are testing the waters to see

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We’re into snappy tweets and pithy memes. A résumé may cause reader’s fatigue when overly explanatory, but may fail to impress when too short.  What is the professional résumé writer to do?

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This is one of my favourite quotes because it applies to my coaching work so well.  We see people making all kinds of career moves and it seems like it was done overnight or with little effort, but there’s much work involved.

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As a young associate who is constantly learning to navigate the law, I am living in a brave new world with no precedent to guide me. The courts are closed. Our physical office is semi-closed.

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Traditionally, many lawyers started their careers at a young age as juniors in a firm and progressed to become partners. Is this what the lawyer career will continue to be like in the future?

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