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Of Counsel interviews remarkable lawyers about their careers in law. What motivates these lawyers? How do they manage to stay focused under intense pressure? How do they harmonize it all with their personal lives? How do they overcome fear and defeat? What insight and tips do they have for others? Court is now in session...all rise!

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

Of Counsel interviews remarkable lawyers about their careers in law. What motivates these lawyers? How do they manage to stay focused under intense pressure? How do they harmonize it all with their personal lives? How do they overcome fear and defeat? What insight and tips do they have for others? Court is now in session...all rise!

    Amy Slotek "The provision of human dignity"

    Amy Slotek "The provision of human dignity"

    Amy Slotek "The provision of human dignity"





    Legal Aid Ontario staff lawyer and Sounds Times project lead, Amy Slotek, discusses her lengthy history in fighting for human rights, her time spent working with an NGO in Turkey, her passion for equal justice, the impact poverty has on a society, and the fragility of the Rule of Law. Listen to her fascinating story and what keeps her motivated on a day to day in helping those vulnerable in our society.



    SPONSORED MESSAGE: This episode of our podcast is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor LexisNexis Canada.



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    Browse the latest copy of the Solo and Small Firm e-Brief that includes: a Solo Spotlight interview with business and tax lawyer Aaron Grinhaus, articles highlighting Solo and Small firm trends, area of practice newsletters and more.



    Download free practice notes and meet our Wills, Trusts & Estate (Ontario), Litigation & Dispute and Intellectual Property & Technology Experts.



    Read our three-part series,  Wills, Trusts & Estates series: Digital Estate Myths.

    • 47 min
    Edward Prutschi "We are the defenders of the wall"

    Edward Prutschi "We are the defenders of the wall"

    Edward Prutschi "We are the defenders of the wall"





    Criminal defence lawyer Edward Prutschi discusses fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a criminal defence lawyer, the evolution of practice, the controversy of Bill C-5 and compelled judicial education , and the interplay between spirituality and advocacy. A fascinating episode with a fascinating lawyer.



    SPONSORED MESSAGE: This episode of our podcast is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor LexisNexis Canada.



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    Browse the latest copy of the Solo and Small Firm e-Brief that includes: a Solo Spotlight interview with business and tax lawyer Aaron Grinhaus, articles highlighting Solo and Small firm trends, area of practice newsletters and more.



    Download free practice notes and meet our Wills, Trusts & Estate (Ontario), Litigation & Dispute and Intellectual Property & Technology Experts.



    Read our three-part series,  Wills, Trusts & Estates series: Digital Estate Myths.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Kaveh Shahrooz "Freedom of speech is the corrective used for wrongs"

    Kaveh Shahrooz "Freedom of speech is the corrective used for wrongs"

    Kaveh Shahrooz' remarkable journey starts at the age of 8 with the execution of his uncle in Iran. This, along with his legal education at Harvard Law, set the scene for what propelled Kaveh into becoming a staunch advocate for the benefits of liberal democratic values and the freedom of speech and thought that underpins it all.

    SPONSORED MESSAGE: This episode of our podcast is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor LexisNexis Canada.

    Free LexisNexis content!

    Browse the latest copy of the Solo and Small Firm e-Brief that includes: a Solo Spotlight interview with business and tax lawyer Aaron Grinhaus, articles highlighting Solo and Small firm trends, area of practice newsletters and more.

    Download free practice notes and meet our Wills, Trusts & Estate (Ontario), Litigation & Dispute and Intellectual Property & Technology Experts.

    Read our three-part series,  Wills, Trusts & Estates series: Digital Estate Myths.

    • 49 min
    Kerri Froc "The academic dialogue"

    Kerri Froc "The academic dialogue"

    Kerri Froc "The academic dialogue"





    After a bit of a hiatus, Of Counsel reboots in 2020 with a three-part mini series profiling the University Faculty of Law.



    In this episode, we interview Prof. Kerri Froc. Kerri is an accomplished academic in areas of women's constitutional rights, equality and social and economic rights, access to justice as it intertwines with the rule of law. She discusses her time at LEAF and the positive change that can come from being active in the legal community advocating for human rights. We also discussed Quebec's controversial Bill 62 and its effect on women in the province. Kerri's insights on the transition from private practice to academia also offers a valuable perspective for those who might be considering a similar trajectory in their legal career.



    SPONSORED MESSAGE: This episode of our podcast is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor LexisNexis Canada.





    Browse the latest copy of the Solo and Small Firm e-Brief that includes: a Solo Spotlight interview with business and tax lawyer Aaron Grinhaus, articles highlighting Solo and Small firm trends, area of practice newsletters and more.Download free practice notes and meet our Wills, Trusts & Estate (Ontario), Litigation & Dispute and Intellectual Property & Technology Experts.Read our three-part series,  Wills, Trusts & Estates series: Digital Estate Myths.

    • 54 min
    Nicole O'Byrne "The pillars of Canadian Society"

    Nicole O'Byrne "The pillars of Canadian Society"

    Nicole O'Byrne "The pillars of Canadian Society"





    After a bit of a hiatus, Of Counsel reboots in 2020 with a three-part mini series profiling the University Faculty of Law.



    In this episode, we interview UNB Prof. Nicole O'Byrne where we discusses Aboriginal law, the Indian Act, and our relations with Indigenous People in Canada and what should be considered moving forward. We also explored the present state of law schools and the challenges that students face with increasing tuition and the effect it has on access to justice.



    SPONSORED MESSAGE: This episode of our podcast is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor LexisNexis Canada.





    Browse the latest copy of the Solo and Small Firm e-Brief that includes: a Solo Spotlight interview with business and tax lawyer Aaron Grinhaus, articles highlighting Solo and Small firm trends, area of practice newsletters and more.Download free practice notes and meet our Wills, Trusts & Estate (Ontario), Litigation & Dispute and Intellectual Property & Technology Experts.Read our three-part series,  Wills, Trusts & Estates series: Digital Estate Myths.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Micheal Marin "The red ink is a good sign"

    Micheal Marin "The red ink is a good sign"

    Micheal Marin "The red ink is a good sign"





    After a bit of a hiatus, Of Counsel reboots in 2020 with a three-part mini series profiling the University Faculty of Law.



    In this episode, we interview UNB Associate Dean Micheal Marin. After being a high-performing law student, Micheal took on a Wall St. position in NYC. From there, Micheal clerked with Justice LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada where he learned many valuable lessons he passes on in this podcast.



    Micheal now enjoys his time as Associate Dean at UNB in Fredericton where he guides the law school towards an exciting future. His pride in his students and the school is apparent and adds an important perspective on his importance in the future of law in Canada.



    SPONSORED MESSAGE: This episode of our podcast is brought to you by our exclusive sponsor LexisNexis Canada.





    Browse the latest copy of the Solo and Small Firm e-Brief that includes: a Solo Spotlight interview with business and tax lawyer Aaron Grinhaus, articles highlighting Solo and Small firm trends, area of practice newsletters and more.Download free practice notes and meet our Wills, Trusts & Estate (Ontario), Litigation & Dispute and Intellectual Property & Technology Experts.Read our three-part series,  Wills, Trusts & Estates series: Digital Estate Myths.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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Engaging

I’ve been binge-listening to this podcast, and will feel a bit sad when I run out of episodes. Thanks for doing these!

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Love this podcast!

I’m an insurance defence law clerk in downtown Toronto and love this podcast! It’s very well done by Sean and the guests are fantastic. So glad I found this! :)

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My Favourite Podcast

I learned about the podcast from a professor back in September 2018 and recommend it all the time now to fellow law students. There’s so much to learn from every episode! I can’t thank Mr. Robichaud enough for creating and sharing such great content.

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