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March 4, 2024

Corporate Partner in Toronto, Canada

  Our client is a leading international business law firm with a highly successful and progressive platform. The firm is committed to investment in people, technology, and …

February 15, 2024

The CEO Succession Playbook

  CEO succession is a critical process for companies, ensuring that they have the right leadership in place to drive success and growth. Selecting a talented successor …

February 6, 2024

Market update – Legal Recruitment Trends for February 2024 

  In a market marked by twists and turns, the Canadian economy has proven its resilience. As we navigate what appears to be a period of relative …

December 20, 2023

New Year, New Opportunities

  As the year draws to a close, it’s a natural time for introspection and reassessment. Clearly outlining your goals for 2024 is essential, and we have …

October 3, 2023

Professional Roadmapping For Lawyers: Aligning What You Do with What You Want

  After a somewhat turbulent 2022, this year remains shrouded in uncertainty. It’s become more crucial than ever for lawyers to assess their careers. Career management isn’t …

September 29, 2023

Recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day: A Journey Towards Healing

  September 30th marks The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, which serves as a solemn reminder of Canada’s dark history, shaped by the legacy of residential …

August 11, 2023

Market Update – Legal Recruitment Trends for August 2023

  During the first half of 2023, interest rates and inflationary pressures prompted recessionary fears. High levels of dealmaking, which drove demand from 2021 to mid-2022, decreased. …

July 28, 2023

Conduct Counsel in Calgary, Canada

**This opportunity has been filled and is now closed. Please visit our job board to view our current opportunities.**   The Law Society of Alberta is the self-governing body for Alberta’s lawyers …

May 26, 2023

Black Lawyers’ Experiences in Canada – Study Launching Soon!

  The legal profession has always aimed to uphold justice and equality, but it’s crucial to acknowledge the experience of black lawyers is distinct. While growing, literature …

May 5, 2023

Associate, Labour & Employment in Edmonton, Canada

**This opportunity has been filled and is now closed. Please visit our job board to view our current opportunities.**   Neuman Thompson, a boutique law firm based in Edmonton and serving clients …

April 26, 2023

In-House Roles May be Coveted by Lawyers, But They Are Not For Everyone

  Every week, The Counsel Network fields questions from associates and partners considering a move in-house. Although in-house roles may be coveted by lawyers, they are not …

February 27, 2023

Bridging the Gap – the Case for Race-Based Data

  “We need to collect race-based data” – this is the latest phrase to enter recent mainstream conversations about how to combat oppressive hiring practices within law …

January 20, 2023

Best of 2022 – Our Most Popular Blogs in an Uncertain Year

  As 2022 came to a close, economic uncertainty caused much unrest in the corporate world. In 2023, we anticipate the legal industry will continue to transform, …

December 2, 2022

Canadian Legal Market Update

  “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes” – Mark Twain   M&A activity remained strong throughout 2022, albeit not at the historic levels of 2021. Profit …

November 25, 2022

Returning to Canadian practice – a matter of timing

  In 2021, private equity resilience and a flourishing technology sector drove strong M&A activity and unprecedented levels of dealmaking. Demand for corporate associates was exceptionally high …

August 29, 2022

Career by Choice, Not by Chance: How the Power of Focus Can Shape Your Legal Career

  As legal recruitment consultants, we have worked with lawyers who did not put much effort in choosing their career. They stumbled onto their practice area ‘by …

August 26, 2022

SWOT Analysis for Lawyers

Lateral movement is a way of life for both lawyers and law firms. Lawyers can find themselves moving laterally at any point of their career and law …

August 12, 2022

3 Simple Steps to Career Planning

How Associates can prepare to weather recessionary periods   Like the certainty of death and taxes, economic markets shift.  Speculation continues that Canada might head into a …

July 22, 2022

Navigating a ‘3R’ World: How Resignation, Retirement, & Re-evaluation Are Shaping the Legal Profession

Pre-Covid, the legal profession had been in a state of flux for over a decade, owing to new technologies, client fee sensitivities, the rise of millennial lawyers, …

June 30, 2022

The 2022 In-House Compensation & Career Survey

  The 2022 In-House Counsel Compensation & Career Survey results are in! Now in its seventh wave, the report, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Corporate Counsel …

May 9, 2022

Market update – Canadian Legal Recruitment Trends for 2022

  2021 was the year of the IPO and frenzied M&A activity fueled a hypercompetitive market for legal talent, characterized by diminishing talent pools and high turnover …

March 20, 2022

Your Career Highlight Reel: The Importance of Keeping an Up-to-Date Resume

By now, it’s safe to say most lawyers have heard about or been directly affected by the extraordinarily busy legal market. Over the past year, we’ve seen …

February 22, 2022

2022 In-House Compensation – A Forecast in Advance of the Survey Results

The 2022 In-House Counsel Compensation and Career Survey is ongoing and results will be released in May 2022. In this blog, we look back at 2021 and …

January 25, 2022

Best of 2021: Our Most Popular Blogs in an Unprecedented Year

  This was a year like no other. Law firms in Canada and the US shifted into expansion mode, resulting in a hypercompetitive market for legal talent, characterized by diminishing talent pools and …

December 20, 2021

The Legal Industry’s Disruptor: Lawyers

  For many years, both legal and business communities opined over the legal profession’s next ‘great disruptor’. Predictions included changes in billing models and technology, the rise …

December 15, 2021

How to Become a First Choice Law Firm

Today’s market for top talent is more competitive than ever.  Becoming a law firm of choice requires both a clear understanding of exactly what Associates want and …

October 29, 2021

Truths, Trends and Tips on Compensation for In-House Lawyers

I had the pleasure of joining fellow panelists Leanne Hull, Associate General Counsel and Director of Employment, Pension and Compensation Law, Legal & Regulatory Compliance at BMO Financial …

October 6, 2021

Considerations for Going In-House as a Junior Lawyer 

Moving in-house is always a hot topic. In the past, legal departments sought to hire lawyers who had at least four to five years of legal experience, and preferably from a law firm; …

July 23, 2021

Differentiating to Get That in-House Legal Job

After five year’s practice in a mid-sized law firm, you’ve decided to pursue a position in a corporate legal department.  Your technical skill set and educational background …

June 30, 2021

Canadian Legal Market Update: The War for Legal Talent Continues

Earlier this year, private equity resilience and a flourishing technology sector drove strong M&A activity and the biggest ever Q1 crop of IPOs by Canadian companies in the past 15 years. Carrying forward the momentum into Q2, we saw private practice …