Dear Just Curious: So many days in my practice of life and law I wonder how I can manage to make it through the day. Each day is a new day of challenges and feelings of general incompetence. We all know that feeling but more recently it seemed to overwhelm me. I would leave the house in the morning wondering how I will fail to meet my expectations of myself in my personal life and my commitment to my husband and daughter only to be met with a whole new series of challenges and ‘to dos’ at my office. This feeling went on for about six weeks before I realized it was taking its toll....read more
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Dear LiL: I am a young female about to begin my summer articles. I’ve often heard that there are many obstacles for women in law in terms of promotions, clients favouring male lawyers, and making partner. Do you have any advice for how a young female can overcome these obstacles and succeed in law? Signed ~ Just Beginning
Dear Just Beginning: Thanks for sending in your question – I think it is a great question. I truly believe that the answer to your question is dependent on the culture at the firm you will be working for. Having said that, if the culture is not quite there yet, that is not to say it cannot or will not change....read more
Dear Trying to Change: I am married with twins but I struggle with the same issue. I planned to start this blog response at 8 am this morning when I got to the office. It is now 10:23 pm and I am writing this from home in my pj’s....read more
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