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To Look or Not to Look

With summer holiday season upon us, it makes sense to talk about work-life balance in the context of vacation.

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It all Matters: Roe v. Wade Rage and Moving Forward from Here

It has been almost a week since the Supreme Court of the United States rendered its decision in Dobbs, overturning Roe v. Wade. For the past week, I, like many others who identify as women as well as many male allies, have been trying to process the impact of the decision and the feelings of rage, frustration, and fear that have been generated by it.

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What it is like to be a Bencher

Guest Blogger, Cheryl D’Sa of Narwal Litigation LLP and Law Society of BC Bencher shares insights on what it is like to be a Bencher.

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The Female Email

As a woman, I cannot tell you how many times I have had someone correct my tone or language – especially when it comes to emails. We all know the classic stereotype – women apologize more and we often qualify statements with “I think” and “I feel”. We use permissible words like “just”. Ever since my first day in law school, I feel as though I have been bombarded by countless seminars and articles that have all provided me with the same old advice:

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“Dear LiL: As an articling student I really appreciate feedback on my work – but I’m not sure how to ask for it. Any tips?” Signed ~ Looking to Grow

I was recently told that the only person who can really push you to succeed is yourself. And while it’s not a groundbreaking revelation, hearing this turned on a light for me. I realized that if I want to succeed and thrive in my legal career, I’ll have to take matters into my own hands. Although I’m surrounded by a network of lawyers who will build me up, ultimately the success of my career depends on me, and especially on what I do early on in my career.

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