Young Lawyers Law Series - Part I: Transitioning into a New Job or Workplace 

Nov. 27, 2020
ZOOM Webinar Online

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PERSPECTIVES FROM A LEGAL COACH, RECRUITER,
JOB SEEKER, AND EMPLOYER

 

Speakers:

Paula Price, Uplevel Lawyer Coaching
Miriam Leung, Counsel Network
Anita Fung, Thompsoon Cooper LLP
Sara Forte, Forte Law

Time: Friday, November 27, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Fees:

Members: Complimentary
Non-Members $75.00 (+GST)

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CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
 

Synopsis

If you are a new lawyer entering the workplace or a young lawyer transitioning to a new job, this session is for you! 

Our panelists share their perspectives and experiences as a legal coach, recruiter, job seeker and employer to help you transition into a new job, even if you are newly entering the job market. Discover tips and best practices to prepare, present and rebrand yourself. Learn how to navigate difficult and uncomfortable conversations with your current or prospective employer. Get firsthand recommendations to conduct a successful job search within the legal profession.

Find out what employers look for during the hiring process and their expectations of you as an applicant during an interview. Discover red flags that employers look for, common traits of successful candidates, and more.

 

 
About Paula Price

Paula Price is a lawyer and certified executive coach. Paula formerly practiced in litigation at a national firm and has first hand experience in a busy practice. She also has experience working from home during the pandemic with two school-aged children, a husband and a much-neglected "home school" curriculum, all under one roof. In Paula's coaching practice, she works with lawyers and other professionals, helping them sort through layers of competing aspirations to identify priorities and take results-focused action. She's also keen about using technology to connect people and ideas, and strongly believes that social distancing doesn't need to mean social disconnection. 


About Miriam Leung

Miriam Leung is an effective, relationship-oriented recruiter with a successful track record of placing lawyers at all levels and practice areas across Hong Kong, Greater China, London, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, and Bangkok. Miriam has spearheaded targeted searches for a wide range of law firm clients, including Wall Street, Mid-Atlantic, Magic Circle, Silver Circle, amongst many others.

Miriam works collaboratively with partners, counsel, and associates seeking to grow their career, and takes the time to truly understand client needs in order to build high-performing, long-lasting teams. Her relational approach to recruitment ensures both clients and candidates find their perfect match.

Miriam was previously a Director at a leading executive search firm in Hong Kong. For over nine years, Miriam worked extensively with key decision makers, including partners and HR professionals, to build strong legal teams and increase practice depth. Miriam leverages her extensive international recruitment experience to get high quality results efficiently.

Miriam holds a B.A.& Sc. from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

About Anita Fung

Anita is a lawyer, a patent agent in training and a trademark agent in training. She completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and minor in Business, at the University of Alberta. She obtained her law degree in 2017 from Thompson Rivers University and joined the firm as an articled student in 2018. She was called to the BC Bar in 2019.

Prior to joining the firm, Anita had assisted universities in negotiating various research and IP contracts. Since joining the firm, Anita has assisted in the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in various areas of technology. She has drafted various IP agreements, including: trademark licensing agreements; non-disclosure agreements; assignment agreements; sponsorship agreements; and subscription agreements. She has also assisted in the prosecution of trademark and industrial design applications and in trademark and copyright litigation matters.

About Sara Forte

Sara Forte is an employment lawyer, and has practiced exclusively in the areas of employment/labour law, and workplace human rights since 2004. Solving work-related legal problems is one of the things she does best, from hiring to firing, and everything in between.

Sara grew up in Langley, BC. After attending law school in Ontario and working and living in Vancouver for a few years, her valley girl roots brought her back home to South Surrey to raise her own young family. She kept working in Vancouver, and spent many hours on the 351 bus and Canada Line. After 12 years of working for leading firms in Vancouver, in November 2016, she took the leap to open her own firm near her home, in Surrey.

 


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.
 


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