Leaders of the bar are not always perched in high positions on Bay Street or litigating a case at the Supreme Court of Canada. Sometimes leaders of the professions are found in law school, or as junior councillors in small town Ontario. For these leaders and influencers like Douglas Judson and Heather Donkers, the best is yet to come.
In this episode of Of Counsel, we interview the present and a former president of the Law Students’ Society of Ontario. While their names may not be immediately recognizable to senior lawyers, they are widely known for their work in advancing the interests of the law student and recent members of our profession.
Heather and Douglas dive deep into what it means to be a recently called lawyer and law student in 2019 and how much times have changed in the past 20, 10, and even 5 years. This is an essential listen for any lawyer who want to come to terms with just how much recent calls feel abandoned and hopeless as they enter the profession. With the upcoming Bencher election, it is more important than ever to listen to their voices explain why we need to change as a profession, if we want to save it.
Ep.#39: Douglas Judson & Heather Donkers:We need to have a conversation about disrupting norms
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