Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth – A Panelist at the University of Ottawa

On October 22 2019, Ottawa lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth was pleased to serve as a panellist on a presentation to law students at the University of Ottawa.  The panel was sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association.  Kelly McDermott from Durham Region and local family law lawyer Jonathan Richardson rounded out the presenters.

The topic was looking for opportunities for law students to article and practice that are not necessarily on the beaten track.  It is so easy for law students to get caught up in the march to Bay Street that they miss interesting and potentially fulfilling opportunities right under their nose.

The panel touched on resume etiquette, answering tough questions during an interview, appropriate preparation for an interview and planning one’s career.  The many advantages and benefits available to students who join the Ontario Bar Association (which is FREE for students) were also reviewed.

 

Photo of panel of lawyers

OBA members describe different career paths to University of Ottawa students.

The students had meaningful questions.  When it comes to getting a placement after law school, the more you know, the better your chances.

 

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