LAWYERED is a bi-weekly, independent podcast show that takes a critical look on Canadian legal issues.
Each episode features a conversation with a different legal professional who will provide their insight on recent developments in the law.
BONUS PREVIEW: Finding Purpose in Public Sector Work
In our latest bonus episode of Lawyered Unplugged, we speak with Susheel Gupta. Susheel is a Canadian lawyer whose incredible story (stemming from a tragic murder) spurred him to serve in numerous impressive roles in the federal public sector, including as: a federal prosecutor, a Vice-Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and an RCMP advisor in the Counter-Terrorism & National Security group.
This episode features a candid look at life at various levels of the public sector and includes career tips for lawyers at all levels of call.
NOTE: While the episode preview above is available for everyone, the full 1-hour version of this bonus episode is available exclusively for members of the Lawyered Patreon community. If you want to hear all of our bonus episodes (and unlock more bonus content), check out our Patreon page HERE!
In the full 1-hour episode, you'll hear Susheel tackle a number of topics, including:
What are some strategies for lawyers that are hoping to enter the public service (as a new call, as a mid-year call or as a senior lawyer)? What paths are available for lawyers (and non-lawyers) that want to pursue a role as a judge or adjudicator? What practical legal tips can lawyers learn from a lawyer-turned-adjudicator? What strategies are available when a client (or government) mandate misaligns with a public sector employee's personal views? How can lawyers navigate the ethical issues that impact their day-to-day work? What should lawyers consider if they seek to pivot into a non-legal career?
Ask-Me-Anything: Race and the Law
In our Ask-Me-Anything Segment with minority rights advocate, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, we discuss the listener-submitted questions regarding race and the law:
🔵 What can lawyers do to mitigate the over-policing of racial minorities?
🔵 How can senior management address systemic inequalities in the workplace?
🔵 How can law schools become more accessible to persons of different backgrounds?
🔵 What are the impacts of cancel culture on due process?
🔵 What can racialized minorities do to address a lack of awareness of systems of inequality in the workplace?
🔵 As culture becomes better at identifying subtler forms of racism, how does the law keep up?
Police Carding and the "Reasonable Person”
In part three of our interview with minority rights advocate, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, we discuss the SCC decision of R. v. Le, regarding the controversial police practice of carding
Diversity in the Law Society of Ontario: SOP and Beyond
In part two of our interview with minority rights advocate, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, we dissect the debate regarding the (now-repealed) Statement of Principles in the Law Society of Ontario, and reflect on diversity in the profession
Critical Race Theory 101
In part one of our interview with minority rights advocate, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, we unpack the principles of critical race theory as a lens to understand the relationship between race and the law
60: Race and the Law (Joshua Sealy-Harrington)
It's our Season 6 finale and we're ending with a big one!
In this highly-anticipated episode, we're speaking with Joshua Sealy-Harrington for an honest and critical look at the relationship between race and Canadian law.
Here's what you'll hear:
⚫ How can critical race theory help us understand the intersection between race and the law? (7:56)
⚫ What does the 'statement of principles' debate tell us about the future of diversity in the Law Society of Ontario (18:44)
⚫ How does the police's use of 'carding' create different versions of the 'reasonable person'? (29:32)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment about race issues, including:
🔵 What can lawyers do to mitigate the over-policing of racial minorities? (40:30)
🔵 How can senior management address systemic inequalities in the workplace? (43:42)
🔵 How can law schools become more accessible to persons of different backgrounds? (46:08)
🔵 What are the impacts of cancel culture on due process? (49:07)
🔵 What can racialized minorities do to address a lack of awareness of systems of inequality in the workplace? (53:00)
🔵 As culture becomes better at identifying subtler forms of racism, how does the law keep up? (56:04)
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Hi husein i think you have a great podcast and deliver unique insight into legal issues. my only recommendation is with respect to the sound quality, which i hope will improve as the show progresses. also you should consider whether your show could offer CPD credits, as I'm aware of one other canadian law podcast that currently does this.
As a law student, it’s great to hear opinions from practitioners rather than professors. It’s a great podcast!
High quality podcast!
This podcast is really amazing and covers so much of the important legal work that is being done in Canada. Kudos to the creators of this podcast!