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Light Reading: Fiction Featuring Women Lawyers

I don’t know about you, but I always get a bit of a thrill when I see a female lawyer as a character in a movie, TV show, or book. It immediately has me connecting with the character, and I get a fun boost from seeing professional women represented in meaningful ways. Because reading fiction books is my favourite way to de-stress after a workday, today I’m bringing you some recommendations for contemporary fiction books featuring female lawyer main characters.

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The First-Generation Lawyer

I recall one of my first thoughts when I was accepted into law school: “what am I getting myself into?!” Being born in another country, and having a non-English first language, has in many ways enriched my perspective on life and the human experience. On the other hand, it’s brought some unique challenges. It has catapulted an array of “firsts” for me (and my family). In this blog post, I provide a glimpse into my experience being an immigrant, and the first lawyer in my family.

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Giving Back

As senior lawyers, we often get asked about non-billable hours.  There is, no doubt, a lot of stress around being a young lawyer developing a practice, attracting clients, and being authentic in this quest.  Growing as a lawyer and individual must always be meaningful and I have spent my career reinventing myself, struggling to ensure I meet the demands of practice and yet staying true to who I am as a person.  I have asked my partner, Jennifer Woznesensky, to weigh in on the topic as well addressing some of the specific questions relating to non-billable work that we field.

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LiL Round Up – Our Top 5 Blog Posts from May – August 2022!

Check out our top 5 blog posts from May-August including insights from Karina Alibhai, Jaeda Lee, Cheryl D’Sa, Cynthia Kuehl, Kim Jakeman, QC, and Una Radoja.

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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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