Are you curious to learn what a career as a trademark attorney entail? In this episode, we sit down with Ms. Andrea Pitts, a trademark attorney from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, and discuss how trademark prosecution is a niche, rewarding profession. Listen-in to gain advice and perspective from this accomplished in-house practitioner.
In this exciting interview, we sit down with one of the founders of Legal Cafe, a startup looking to enhance the communication between legal professionals.
Co-founded by Shaunt Tokmakjian and Ari Comert, LegalCafe, as the name suggests, is a warm and inviting place for lawyers to connect and support each other quickly and easily, at home or on their smartphones. What makes this idea unique is that it fosters the creation of an online legal community through technological innovation, cost-effectiveness and profit sharing.
LegalCafe aims to solve the following three problems: (1) Poor support networks: Without strong networking, or large firm support, lawyers, especially new lawyers, are often left without a proper support network. This has the potential of impacting quality of service for clients. (2) Redundant Research and Cost: Often times lawyers are looking for answers hundreds of other lawyers have already researched. (3) Community: Memberships to the various legal bar associations can be cost prohibitive especially for new lawyers. In addition to the annual fees which range in the hundreds of dollars, members are often expected to pay for the various events they attend. The goal of LegalCafe is to leverage technological innovation to create an online and effective community with low cost to members.
If you want to learn more about LegalCafe, check out www.legalcafe.ca.
Aaron Wenner is a father, a graduate of Harvard, a graduate of McGill Law, a coder and an entrepreneur. In this episode, Aaron tells us about the product he created, aptly called CiteRight. CiteRight is an intelligent legal assistant that formats citations, assembles books of authority, and notes-up precedents. It saves lawyers’ time and clients’ money, and makes drafting litigation documents smarter, faster, cheaper. Aaron tells us about why he decided not to work in a traditional legal job and the process he has lived in getting CiteRight to market.
Are you interested in learning more about corporate finance and securities law or mining law? Then tune into this episode featuring Linda Misetich Dann. She is a partner and Co-Head of the Capital Markets and M&A group at Bennett Jones LLP. She shares her journey as a law student to a partner, the challenges she faces within these practices, the qualities needed to succeed in these areas of law. This is a very interesting episode, so please tune in!
The OBA Institute - the largest legal CPD event in Canada this year will take place between Feb 6 - Feb 11. With events happening in both Toronto & Ottawa, as well as availability online, there is something for every stage of one's legal career. In this episode, David chats with Kim Cunnington-Taylor & Tim Kennedy, the Ottawa co-chairs of the program. The conversation talks about why both Kim & Tim became involved with the OBA, and the programs and resources available for law students and young lawyers at the OBA Institute in Ottawa and Toronto.
DISCOUNT CODES: Attending in Ottawa, in-person (15%): OTTAWA15, Student promo code for webcast (85%) STUDENT85
More info: http://www.oba.org/Institute/Home
Start the New Year with a fresh perspective! In this episode, Minister Catherine McKenna shares her journey from being a law student to being appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change. She discusses the importance of carving your own path, of surrounding yourself with people that inspire you, and the importance of not losing sight of your goals and ambitions. This is a very special episode that you don't want to miss!
Are you curious on how to leverage your law degree into a career in Canada’s film and television industry? In this episode, Marco sits down with Allan Jolie-Coeur, the Vice President of Operations for the Shaw Rocket Fund. Allan draws on over 20 years of combined experience in entertainment law and content production and distribution to demonstrate the importance of being nimble in a constantly changing industry.
Guest: Allan Jolie-Coeur, VP Operations, Shaw Rocket Fund
Learn more about Allan and the Shaw Rocket Fund here: http://www.rocketfund.ca/
*This episode contains references to the film Good Will Hunting, which was produced and distributed by Miramax Films.
In the 10 Minute Series, Rishi and Chris answer the 9 most common questions they’ve received since starting The Law School Show. One question per episode. Short and sweet and helpful. In this sixth installment the question is: What are the top 5 tips for networking as a student? Enjoy!
This interview features Linda J. Godel, a partner at Torkin Manes LLP. She practices not-for-profit and charity law and also chairs the firm's practice group. In this interview, we talk about overcoming the challenges of developing one's practice, the important skills and characteristics in succeeding in law, and more. If you're interested in practicing charity law or just want to learn more about it, tune into this episode!
In this episode we talk with Victoria Wan about her experience working at a legal clinic. Victoria is a 3rd year law student at the University of Ottawa. She spent her second year and the subsequent summer working at a community legal clinic. Victoria is involved in many extra-curricular activities including being Co-Chairperson at the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers – University of Ottawa Chapter.