Lessons from the CPD “Take Control of Your Career: Hard Work is Not Enough”

Deborah Glatter, training and management consultant (former Director of Career Development at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP) spoke about strategically managing your own career. She pointed out that no one else will care for your career as you do. If you are not proactive, you may come to a dead end in your career. You … Continue reading Lessons from the CPD “Take Control of Your Career: Hard Work is Not Enough”

Should Judges be Allowed to Block Followers on Twitter?

Many new judicial appointments are former lawyers with active social media accounts, including Twitter. Assuming that judges should be allowed to use Twitter, what are the rules? The National Judicial College posted useful rules here. The recommendations include: not engaging in ex party communications, not giving legal advice, not conducting independent judicial investigations, and not … Continue reading Should Judges be Allowed to Block Followers on Twitter?

How to Thrive as a Young Lawyer in Today’s Market

    On February 8, 2018, I co-chaired the program for the Young Lawyers Division at the Ontario Bar Association. Titled: “How to Thrive as a Young Lawyer in Today’s Market”. Erin Cowling from FlexLegal spoke about marketing. Cowling recently won an award for having one of the best legal blogs in Canada. Cowling recommended … Continue reading How to Thrive as a Young Lawyer in Today’s Market

Twitter: Trade Secret?

In PhoneDog v. Kravitz, PhoneDog sued their former employee, Noah Kravitz, in regards to his Twitter account. The court ruled on the defendant’s motion to dismiss:¬†http://scholar.google.ca/scholar_case?case=9890904231170613660&q=phonedog+v+kravitz&hl=en&as_sdt=2006 PhoneDog alleged that Kravitz misappropriated his Twitter account that was curated while he was employed at PhoneDog. PhoneDog framed the cause of action as the misuse of a trade … Continue reading Twitter: Trade Secret?

How to Use Social Media in Your Law Practice

Last night the ADR Think Tank and Young Women in Law hosted the event “How to Use Social Media in Your Law Practice: Tips and Tricks from the Experts”. The speakers recommended the following: 1) Read the website social media examiner¬†http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com 2) Use your Linkedin summary to write about who you are, as opposed to … Continue reading How to Use Social Media in Your Law Practice