By Carlos Vera
Balancing the professional and personal life could be a difficult goal in the modern life. In some professions this could result almost impossible. One of the most demanding and time consuming professions is the law. In a first place, why law is so demanding?
There is a lot of factors and reasons . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Having a successful law career and a personal life is possible!!!
By: Maneet Salh
Lawyers have one of the toughest jobs when it comes to balancing work and life. It has become very difficult to live the life one wants and the life one needs to live in order to put food on the table.
When we think of work-life balance we mainly think of women . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Attaining a Work-life Balance in Todays World
By: Shannon O’Connor
Maintaining a work-life balance has been difficult for numerous legal professionals. The question still remains: can a balance between work and life be attainable within contemporary society?
I believe that it is possible to achieve a balance between work and life. This balance ensures that an individual is able to complete . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Is Work-Life Balance Attainable?
By Hermione Shou
Like many of us, you are tired, but you keep pushing through life. As a legal professional or a student with long work hours, you may already be amongst the 1 in 4 Canadian workers who find their lives very stressful due to work and family obligations.
Work-life balance is a simple . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Don’t burnout—break out and dance!
As a current student working towards my paralegal degree at Centennial College, I have begun to wonder what life would actually be like as a female within the legal field. Competitive? Challenging? Enough to want to get up every morning and head into work? I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, the answers to . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: The Struggle of a Balanced Lifestyle within the Law Profession
By: Farrah Rajan
Justice Minister Peter Mackay claims that women are not applying to be judges because it may take them away from time with their children. Although his comments were made in reference to the lack of diversity on federally appointed courts, the mindset can be applied to all people in the workforce, regardless . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Personal Choice v. Systemic Issue
By: Dhanvir Sohal
The author of a book, Peter Block, defines work life balance as “about more balance between engaging in what has meaning to the individual and doing things that are useful and practical, or in a sense, instrumental.”
The studies by Nicole Garton-Jones, briefs that work related duties such as managing multiple clients, . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Work-life Balance: Causes and Solutions!
By: Jason E Lau
It is no mystery that the typical day of work for a lawyer is laden with long hours, sleepless nights, and unrelenting amounts of stress. Although lawyer’s work often consumes his or her life, overshadowing both personal and family time, there needs to be a balance between the work and . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: A Lawyer’s Work, Life & Work-Life
By: Ashlin Kenuck
My biggest weakness that I will completely take full responsibility for is my own poor time management skills. Coming into the field of law I knew that this was going to be one of the biggest obstacles I would have to overcome. Time management in the legal field is absolutely crucial to . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Choosing a Path in the Legal Field While Balancing a Personal Life
“In order for businesses and individuals to thrive we must transition to a “renaissance” time of mindful living and working.” – Arianna Huffington, 2014
Photo Credit: Four Ways to Make Work-Life Balance Work
By: Pagan Cheung Paralegal student at Centennial College, Published on Sunday June 15 2014
Work-life balance is a struggle that every individual . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Are You Existing or Thriving? It’s All in a Day’s Work
By Ho Cheung Chan
The legal profession has a myth about work life balance, and the truth was that it did not exist in the large traditional law firm model. The choices and structure of the industry changed over the years with the introduction of technologies and innovative people.
In general, the industry houses legal . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Legal Professionals Are Out Of Time And Driven To Succeed
by Ann Barrow
Attainable: Not really:
Distressing, frustrating, discouraging? Stephen Mabey’s article brought those adjectives to my mind Mabey’s rightly deems lawyers to have real choice in the matter of achieving balance in their lives, while leaving the firm with deciding to accommodate the choices or not It’s the “or not” that raises serious questions . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Work – Life Balance: Is It Attainable?
by Ann Barrow
Stephen Mabey’s “Work-life balance up to lawyers, not firms”
Distressing, frustrating, discouraging? Lawyers are deemed to have real choice in the matter of achieving balance in their lives The firm can then decide to accommodate or not. It’s the “or not” that raises serious questions The reality is that just as . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Work – Life Balance: Is It Attainable?
THEORY AND PRAXIS:
As my college professor/lawyer, Omar Ha Redeye, teaches–creating videos, blogs and websites–go along way to helping paralegal graduates obtain work. This would apply to newly minted lawyers as well. Omar has our “Communication and Writing” class post on-line content and make videos. Professor/Paralegal Michelle Pinto in her “Advocacy” class joins Omar in . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Working in the Legal Field — Practice Videos
This article was originally published on www.LFTI.ca
The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)’s articling task force has released its final report on its proposed solution for what has been dubbed the “Articling Crisis” facing recent law grads in Ontario. The report directly concerns current law students, new graduates of law programs, law firms, and . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: LSUC Publishes Articling Task Force Report
The way legal services are delivered in Canada is changing. Increased competition and a demand for lower prices has pressured law firms to slow hiring and deliver their services more efficiently. After finishing my first year at Queen’s Law I started thinking about how law students can help firms meet the demand. It starts with . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: The Innovative Advocate: Canada’s Legal Future
The Office is seeking an Articling Student, who will work as part of the Ombudsman’s legal team. To be eligible for the Articling Program, candidates must have either completed law school at the start of the articling period or have received a certificate of qualification from the National Committee of Accreditation. Under the . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Article with Ontario Ombsudsman
Articling How To – Canadian Lawyer4Students
Recently Omar Ha-Redeye and Simon Borys (that’s me) (both contributors to this blog) were interviewed by Michael McKiernan for Articling How To, an article in the Canadian Lawyer4Students magazine. In it, Michael discusses how students can set themselves up for an articling position in the midst of this present . . . → Read More: Law is Cool: Articling How To – Canadian Lawyer4Students