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Iain Scott hired as new dean of UWO Law

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The Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario has hired a new dean, and the pick builds on the school’s reputation in business law. Iain Scott, who until 2009 was the chief executive of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, moves from the challenging task of managing his law partners to the equally challenging task of […]

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In-house intriguing career option

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Ed Waitzer follows the legal profession from numerous vantage points. He’s currently a partner with Stikeman Elliott LLP, specializing in corporate governance. He also teaches at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business. He has served as chairman of Stikeman Elliott. Back in the 1990s, he was chairman of the Ontario […]

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Job mobility opens up job opportunities

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When people think about lawyers, they generally envision them working in law firms. But there is a wide range jobs for lawyers in government, and many law students have a government career path in mind, says Leeann Beggs, director of career services in the faculty of law at Queen’s University. “Government work is all under […]

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Hire Power

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BY BEV CLINE As competition for in-house jobs heats up, in-house counsel legal recruiting has become a growth industry When it comes to recruiting for in-house counsel, candidates and law departments are finding that it’s a much more competitive world than even a few years ago. As the role of in-house counsel has become more […]

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Forge Ahead

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It is simple supply and demand – when the markets slow down, available positions decrease and the supply of candidates increases.  Whether you’re just starting your career, have been recently downsized, or are unhappy in your current role, now is the time to put extra effort into your search.  Below are 7 tips to help […]

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It’s up to mentors to help young professionals stave off youthful arrogance

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Having interviewed hundreds of young lawyers, it is now obvious that while you can’t teach many things to young professionals,  a mentor or manager can certainly share common sense and life experiences which should enable any capable young professional to succeed. When young professionals begin their careers after graduation, there are some critical life lessons […]

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ZSA acts as cross-border matchmaker

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When a law firm wishes to fill a perceived gap in its ranks, it is not unusual to employ the services of a legal head-hunter. But when it comes to merging or combining two firms, that scenario is, more often than not, precipitated by direct talks between managing partners based upon personal connections of some […]

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8 Questions… with Barry Fisher

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ZSA is proud to feature the 8 Questions Series interviewing prominent lawyers in Canada, aimed at discussing interesting perspectives and the challenges that face those in the legal profession.  These articles, entitled “8 Questions With…” will be published on our website www.zsa.ca and in the ZSA Daily Digest, a daily compilation of legal news circulated […]

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8 Questions… with Terence P. Badour

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ZSA is proud to feature the 8 Questions Series interviewing prominent lawyers in Canada, aimed at discussing interesting perspectives and the challenges that face those in the legal profession.  These articles, entitled “8 Questions With…” will be published on our website www.zsa.ca and in the ZSA Daily Digest, a daily compilation of legal news circulated […]

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