Call Forward: A Series for Articling Students and LPP Candidates 

Sep. 9, 2020 - May 12, 2021

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OBA Young Lawyers Division Series

Articling students and LPP candidates: don’t put your career advancement on hold!  This on-demand series is designed to meet the current needs of new Articling students and LPP candidates in a convenient, easy to access format. You will gain strategies on conducting legal research efficiently and writing a persuasive research memo, as well as practical tips on how to negotiate in transactional work and succeed in motions court.

Master the skills that you did not learn in law school, including networking skills, financial planning to eliminate your law school debt, tips to help you thrive in your practice by understanding the office culture, best practices for docketing and billing, and maximizing your time at the firm. In addition, sharpen your interviewee skills, gain tips on how to open your own law practice and dedicate some time to tune into your mental health and wellness.

Our diverse speaker lineup will give you a broad range of perspectives.  There is a live chat session during each module release date. Register now to take advantage of this opportunity to ask the questions that you have been hesitant to ask before – come prepared to have your questions answered with candour!

Skill Builder Session 1
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Practice Culture, Colleagues, and Mentorship
André B. Bacchus, Assistant Director, Work Placement Officer, Law Practice Program, Ryerson University

Originally aired on August 29, 2017.

Strategies for Maximizing Your Time
Paulette Pommells, President and Principal Coach, Creative Choices for the 21st Century Lawyer, Inc.

Originally aired on August 29, 2017.

Jodi Kovitz, Director, Client & Business Development,  Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Originally aired on September 2, 2015.

Skill Builder Session 2
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Originally aired on August 29, 2017.

Building Your Brand Through Social Media
Brittany Twiss, Executive Director, Level

Professional and Practice Management
Claire Hepburn, Team Manager, Articling Program, LSUC
Ray Leclair, Vice President, Public Affairs, LAWPRO

Skill Builder Session 3
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Originally aired on August 29, 2017.

Motions Court
Master Joan Haberman, Superior Court of Justice (Retired)

Legal Research and Writing
Jeanette Bosschart, Head, Library Client Services, Law Society of Ontario Great Library
Neil Guthrie, Director, Professional Development, Research & Knowledge Management, Aird & Berlis LLP

Skill Builder Session 4
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Originally aired on August 29, 2017.

Transactional Work: Art of Negotiation and Due Diligence
Adrian Myers, Torkin Manes LLP

Sound Financial Management
Margaret Bennett, Financial Security Advisor

Skill Builder Session 5
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Originally aired on May 28, 2015.

Interviewee Skills
Dal Bhathal, The Counsel Network
Deborah Glatter, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Tatiana Lazdins, Career Coach
Len Rodness, Torkin Manes LLP

Skill Builder Session 6
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Originally aired on October 4, 2017.

Keys to Launching Your Own Practice
Aaron Grinhaus, Lawyer and Law Firm Business Consultant, Grinhaus Law Firm
Andrew Swales, Book Keep

Skill Builder Session 7
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Originally aired on May 23, 2018.

Wake up call, Tune Up Your Wellness
Wendy Lund, RN, BScN, MSc, CEO/Founder, Wellth Management Inc.



This series is available to members only.

Complimentary for CBA student members and LPP Candidates.


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