11 episodes

Welcome to the Beyond the A Podcast.

Are you a lawyer or student who has experienced anxiety? Are you looking for a forum to discuss and share this experience with other legal professionals? You’ve come to the right place.

This podcast will include a series of interviews with legal professionals discussing their own journey with anxiety, how it has impacted their life and careers and the tactical tips that they did to overcome their anxiety.

If you’d like more information, please visit us on Instagram @beyondthea.co, our website http://beyondthea.co or contact us at info@beyondthea.co

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Welcome to the Beyond the A Podcast.

Are you a lawyer or student who has experienced anxiety? Are you looking for a forum to discuss and share this experience with other legal professionals? You’ve come to the right place.

This podcast will include a series of interviews with legal professionals discussing their own journey with anxiety, how it has impacted their life and careers and the tactical tips that they did to overcome their anxiety.

If you’d like more information, please visit us on Instagram @beyondthea.co, our website http://beyondthea.co or contact us at info@beyondthea.co

    Episode 11: Clinton Tang (Peter A. Allard School of Law)

    Episode 11: Clinton Tang (Peter A. Allard School of Law)

    Clinton is currently at a 3L student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and completed his 2L summer at Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, a Vancouver-based full-service law firm. In this episode, we talk about navigating through anxiety during law school and his advice on how to excel during law firm interviews.

    • 28 min
    Episode 10: Dave Namkung (Mosaic Executive Search, Smith Legal Search)

    Episode 10: Dave Namkung (Mosaic Executive Search, Smith Legal Search)

    Dave is the founder and managing partner of Mosaic Executive Search, as well as a partner with Smith Legal Search, a legal recruitment company. He has unique expertise and interest in executive search mandates relating to legal and professional services, non-profits, crown corporations, post-secondary institutions and impact-driven businesses.

    In this episode, we talk about the stigma of anxiety in the legal profession, how he overcame anxiety in his own career, and how he carved out his own path after articling at a big law firm, and finding fulfillment within one’s career.

    We hope you like this episode!

    • 44 min
    Episode 9 - Colena Der (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)

    Episode 9 - Colena Der (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP)

    Colena is a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and also serves as the co-chair of the firm's student committee.  In this episode, we talk about anxiety, student recruitment and everything else in between. This was, by far, one of our favourite episodes. Take a listen!

    Colena’s practice focuses on advising Canadian and foreign-based clients on the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and employee and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on the resource, emerging companies and technology sectors.  Her tax practice also includes the settlement of tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Learn more here: https://www.osler.com/en/team/colena-der.

    • 37 min
    Episode 8 - Joshua Mamdani (Dentons Canada LLP)

    Episode 8 - Joshua Mamdani (Dentons Canada LLP)

    This past Saturday, we sat down with Joshua Mamdani, Dentons Canada LLP and co-founder of Beyond the A. In this podcast episode, he shares his wisdom on how to thrive as a Summer Law Student, Articling Student and beyond. Josh was recently hired back to the firm he articled with during the midst of COVID. He breaks it down to three important principles: (1) relationship building (2) having a mindset of being ready to learn and (3) maintaining a habit of doing the things that make you happy.

    • 21 min
    Episode 7 - Vivian Li (MacDonald & Partners LLP)

    Episode 7 - Vivian Li (MacDonald & Partners LLP)

    We are thrilled to have Vivian Li on our podcast.  She spoke at an in-person Beyond the A event that we hosted over at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and have invited her to join here on the podcast to share her learnings with all of us. Vivian is a family lawyer with MacDonald & Partners LLP and serves on the board of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Ontario.

    • 18 min
    Episode 6 - Rajeev Majumdar (President of Washington State Bar Association)

    Episode 6 - Rajeev Majumdar (President of Washington State Bar Association)

    It was such a pleasure to chat with Rajeev Majumdar, current president of the Washington State Bar Association and the first state bar president of South Asian descent in all of the United States.

    We went deep in this conversation on his initial pitfalls starting out as a lawyer and his journey through anxiety and depression and how he was to pick himself back up.

    This one is a gem for the ages.

    • 26 min

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