ABOUT THE PODCAST SERIES
John Hollander interviews successful lawyers to present an entertaining discussion of their careers and techniques. Each podcast (30-45 minutes) will feature issues that face junior lawyers when dealing with professional choices. Each interview is summarized on the Show Notes page together with links to the guest's contact information.
Season 1 features interviews where accomplished counsel present tips and guidance with respect to career development, an area of law (e.g. Construction, Family, Insurance), and a component of litigation practice (e.g. Discovery, Trial Preparation, Mediation).
An impressive group of Ottawa-area brand names has volunteered to participate in these 1-on-1 interviews. The breadth of guest has covered senior litigators, a senior solicitor, past presidents of the CCLA, a mediator and an arbitrator. Future guests will include junior lawyers who have made partner, presented at the Cornerstone Conferences of the CCLA, and received awards as top achieving lawyers.
Season 2 features more interviews. Guests will include more younger lawyers than in Season 1, including Advocacy Club members who can provide the perspective of junior barristers. Guests will discuss practice issues and techniques in an interactive exchange. Kickoff is a discussion of partnership factum writing, starting a new firm, maternity leave .
Great Canadians Series
This series of interviews features Great Canadians connected to the law. These remarkable people have made substantial contributions to their community. Interviews will focus on their community involvement and introduce the people behind the accomplishments. From creating (from scratch) a network of committed lawyers to assist Syrian refugees to start a new life in Canada, to fostering access to justice across the country, to running a law school in the modern era, these Great Canadians can tell their stories to encourage others to think outside their boxes and to improve the lives of others. The series will also introduce Avesta Alani, a Great Canadian in the making, but more on that later.