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Guest blogger, Raminder Hayre, reflects on how the lack of transparency and mentorship in the legal profession can lead to imposter syndrome and eventually anxiety and depression.

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 2 Former colleague Kim Jakeman and I were recently chatting about the prevalence of imposter syndrome and the links between the development of imposter syndrome in law school and how important transparency and mentorship is during articles/junior lawyering to combat it. We shared some of our personal struggles and she asked me to write a blog post on the topic. I follow Life in Law and was eager to contribute, I hope you find this post helpful. I am often asked, “How can you have so much confidence as a junior lawyer?” I am always taken aback by the question because I never think that I am “more confident” than my peers – but when I reflect on it perhaps it is because outwardly, I appear to be. However, this has come at…

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Kim and Una spill all the lil’ details

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry Back in August, Life in Law co-founders and Harper Grey partners, Kim Jakeman and Una Radoja sat down for an interview with Allison Wolf to discuss all things LiL. Allison is a senior coach to lawyers across North America and often includes interviews of innovative lawyers on her blog “Attorney with a Life” (visit it here). You won’t want to miss this interview, Kim and Una spill the deets on everything from where the initial idea for Life in Law came from, the Dear LiL Blog, their team of trusted LiL Advisors and everything in between! Check it out here.   Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

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It’s Gender Equality Week!

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry September 20-26, 2020 marks Gender Equality Week in Canada! It was officially recognized by the passing of Bill C-309, the Gender Equality Week Act, in June of 2018. It’s a week to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women and non-binary or gender diverse individuals and communities in Canada. We celebrate the milestones and efforts made by those in this country working toward equality. Read more here. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

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Life in Law Advisor Spotlight – Say Hello to Maureen!

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 “My one piece of advice to up and coming women lawyers is don’t bail too early. Life happens. Other responsibilities may take attention from your career for a time or influence some of your career decisions. In the end, your career can look quite different from what you originally envisioned. But ultimately all of those experiences and responsibilities will bring satisfaction to your life. I have been practicing law continuously since 1983 and have been a partner at Harper Grey for 30 years.  I love my career and the life I’ve built as a lawyer, wife and mother, and I want to tell other women that it can be well worth sticking with it. I volunteer as an advisor to provide insight for all those wondering about future implications of certain career…

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Rest in Peace Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 We are saddened by the passing of feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Friday, September 18. She was a glorious and notorious trailblazer who led the way for gender equality and fought for women’s rights her entire life. Thank you for all you did for so many. Rest in peace. You can learn more about the life and times of RBG here. Artwork: Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Lorie Shaull from the Noun Project. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1

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