On Thursday February 8, 2018 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm (cocktail reception to follow) the Young Lawyers Division of the Ontario Bar Association will be hosting a CPD Program “How to Thrive as a Young Lawyer in Today’s Market”. The program is focussed on the skills that every young lawyer needs for today’s tricky market.

We will hear from Erin Cowling on social media. Cowling is the winner of the best Canadian law blog. She is a former Bay Street litigator turned freelance lawyer. (@Cowlingerin)

We will also hear from thought leader Mitch Kowalski, Strategic Advisor on Legal Service Innovation. He speaks globally about the future of law and where legal services are heading. (@MEKowalski)

Senior lawyers Lynne Lawson and Mary Paterson (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP) will speak about managing client expectations and business development. Two significant issues that every practicing lawyer faces. (@Osler_Law)

Ian Hu, of LawPro, will be speaking on career management. He is counsel of Claims Prevention and practicePro. (@IanHuLawPro)

Lastly, we will be hearing from an in-house lawyer’s perspective. In house lawyer, Fernando Garcia (General Counsel at Nissan Canada) will be speaking candidly about the future of law in-house. He will be giving advice to those practicing in-house and to lawyers thinking of going in-house.

This program is a unique opportunity to hear from a variety of perspectives. I hope to see you there.

(Views are my own and do not represent the views of any organization.)