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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
(Unless otherwise noted the program will be offered in English)
1:00 – 1:30 Welcome and Overview of Articling and Career Landscape
(Lamont Centre – 1st Floor)
Diana Miles, Director, Professional Development & Competence
The Law Society of Upper Canada
1:30 – 2:00 BREAK & CAREER FAIR
3:00 – 3:30
2:00 - 3:00
3:30 - 4:30
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS AND CAREER FAIR
Living & Practising in a Smaller Community
Discover what it’s like to live and work in a smaller community or a smaller
firm. What are the benefits? How is it different from the big city firm
experience?
2:00 – 3:00 and repeated 3:30 – 4:30 Museum Room (2nd Floor)
Moderator:
Quinn Ross, The Ross Firm Professional Corporation (Goderich and
Stratford)
Panelists:
Stephanie Gibson, McDonald, Duncan (Cornwall)
Erin Lainevool, Wallace Klein Partners in Law LLP (North Bay)
Ravi Raman, Barrister & Solicitor (Guelph)
Women Lawyers in Private Practice
Join women lawyers for a candid discussion. Hear about how they
succeed in practice, how to achieve life/work balance, and what it’s like to
practice in a small firm or small community. Learn about what resources
are out there for women lawyers.
Only offered at 2:00 Salon C (Lamont Centre – 1st Floor)
Moderator:
Josée Bouchard, Equity Advisor, The Law Society of Upper Canada
Panelists:
Chantel Goldsmith, O’Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP (Oakville)
Lydia Stam, Stam Law Office (Thunder Bay)
Marnie Vickerd, Barrister and Solicitor (Sarnia)
Joining and/or Taking Over An Established Practice
Some more senior lawyers are seeking a younger associate to join and
eventually take over their practices. Learn about the rewards and
challenges that come with joining and/or buying an established practice,
issues to consider, and how to find and create opportunities with an
established practice.
2:00 – 3:00 and repeated 3:30 – 4:30 Salon A (Lamont Centre – 1st Floor)
Moderator:
Pascale Daigneault, Fleck Law (Point Edward)
Panelists:
Rod Ferguson, Ferguson Barristers LLP (Midland)
Shawn Lynn, Ottewell & Lynn (Goderich)
Chantal Sabourin, Campbell & Sabourin LLP (Embrun)
How to Create the Opportunity that Works for You
Hear from the experts and those who have gone through the process
about how to find and create articling and career opportunities in smaller
firms and smaller communities.
2:00 – 3:00 and repeated 3:30 – 4:30 Salon B (Lamont Centre – 1st Floor)
Moderator:
Daphne Simon, Associate Registrar, The Law Society of Upper Canada
Panelists:
Michele Allinotte, Allinotte Law Office Professional Corporation (Cornwall)
Justin Clark, Simmons, da Silva & Sinton LLP (Brampton)
Vani Selvarajah, Law Office of Gary Anandasangaree Professional
Corporation (Toronto)
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Angela Sordi, Consultant, ZSA Legal Recruitment
Vivre et exercer le droit dans une communauté francophone
Dans cet atelier d'une heure, des avocats francophones décriront ce que
signifie fournir des services juridiques en français, et la notion de vivre et
d'exercer le droit dans de petites communautés francophones. Cet atelier
sera offert en français.
This workshop will be conducted in French.
2:00 – 3:00 and repeated 3:30 – 4:30 Teleconference Room (3rd Floor)
Moderator:
Luc Maisonneuve, Maisonneuve Labelle LLP (Timmins)
Panelists:
Marc Huneault, Weaver Simmons LLP (Sudbury)
Anik Léveillé, Law Office of Alain Bolduc (Hawkesbury)
Living & Practising in Northern Ontario
Learn about the rewards, challenges and opportunities for lawyers living
and practicing in Ontario’s northern communities.
Only offered at 3:30 – 4:30 Salon C (Lamont Centre – 1st Floor)
Moderator:
Jeffrey Broadbent, Feifel Broadbent Gualazzi (Sault Ste Marie)
Panelists:
Claudia Belda, Stam Law Office (Thunder Bay)
Trevor Kestle, Miller Maki LLP (Sudbury)
Karen Seeley, McAuley & Partners (Dryden)
4:30 - 5:30
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Convocation Hall, Upper and Lower Barristers’ Lounge
Presented by:
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