A SHOT OF LIFE CANADA – An exclusive podcast for Internationally Trained Lawyers
By Anton Haswell
Anton Haswell is the curator of the novel podcast for Internationally Trained Lawyers. Anton obtained his undergrad degree from the University of Toronto and then he received LLB degree in 2016 from the University of Law, UK. Anton is passionate about working in higher education specifically relating to Internationally trained lawyers pursuing accreditation in Canada. Anton realised that ITL’s have unique experiences and valuable insights to offer to ‘the next generation’. Thus, came about this platform “A Shot of Life Canada” with the sole focus to benefit current, past and future internationally trained lawyers in Canada.
In an exclusive chat with the NCA Network, Anton talks about his vision for the podcast exclusively created for ITL’s.
Want to read Anton's Blog post? Click here!
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When: April 27th, 2021 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm EST
Areas of Law: Estate Litigation Law
About the Mentor: Lua obtained her LL.B. at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa and she is currently doing her Masters in Finance and Financial Law from the University of London. She successfully completed the NCA process and works as an associate lawyer in estate litigation. She looks forward in guiding fellow ITL's during their NCA process.
Want to join our mentor Lua in the coffee chat? Click here to Apply.
Preparing For Bar Exams: Presented by Darren Smith from Emond Exam Prep
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
NCA Network is excited to bring you a new informative online event: Preparing for Bar Exams – Presented by Darren Smith at Emond Exam Prep!
Join us on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5PM EST to hear our host Darren Smith (Business & Product Manager, Emond Exam Prep and Law School) help prepare you for everything bar exam related and offer you useful tips on how to succeed! You will also have an opportunity to have your questions answered in our Q&A session.
Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity!
Want to register? Click Here!
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PAST EVENTS - THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
A Conversation on Diversity
Save the Date!
We are excited to present NCA: A Conversation on Diversity on Thursday, September 17, 2020. We will have a panel discussion with four internationally trained lawyers from different countries, who will share their experiences getting qualified and finding work in Canada. We look forward to having an engaging, enlightening discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Date & Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:00PM-7:00PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Coffee Break with Blakes
Want to know more about Blakes while still social distancing? Curious about Blake's student programs? Interested in learning more about life on Bay Street? Than join Coffee Break with Blakes.
Date & Time: Monday, August 24, 2020 at 3:00PM and Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:30PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
RSVP to: Kyle.Elliott@blakes.com
Instagram Live with FLSC & Ryerson LPP
Join NCA Network for another FREE Instagram Live event on April 22! This time, Deborah Wolfe of the NCA/FLSC will give us an update on how the current climate is affecting the accreditation process, and Gina Alexandris of the Ryerson Law Practice Program will chat about the LPP process and what it has to offer to NCA students.
Mark your calendars for April 22, 2020 at 1:00pm EST and tune in from wherever you are, anywhere in the world!
Instagram Live with TLA & LexisNexis
Join NCA Network for our FREE live event with the Toronto Lawyers Association and LexisNexis! Tune in on Instagram Live to hear all about the important services and products these great organizations offer to lawyers and students. You will also have an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Mark your calendars for April 8, 2020 at 1:00pm EST and tune in from wherever you are, anywhere in the world!
NCA Network: A Conversation on Diversity (POSTPONED)
Join NCA Network for our second annual “A Conversation on Diversity”! We will have a panel discussion with four internationally trained lawyers from different countries, who will share their experiences getting qualified and finding work in Canada. We look forward to having an engaging, enlightening discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Networking reception to follow; light food and drink will be provided.
Opening Remarks by Kim Gale, Principal at Gale Law, President and Co-Founder of NCA Network
Moderated by Mahwash W. Khan, LawPRO Communications Counsel and Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group
Safiya Adenekan (Nigeria) – Legal Counsel, Capital One
Luis Chacin (Venezuela) – Associate, Carters Professional Corporation
Bruna Kalinoski (Brazil) – Associate, McCarthy Tétrault
Valarie Matthews (USA) – Associate, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
This event is open to all lawyers, articling students, law students and NCA candidates.
Date & Time: TBD
Location: TLA Lawyer's Lounge, 361 University Ave., Courthouse Library, 2nd Floor, Rotunda, Toronto, ON
CPD: 60 minutes of EDI Professionalism
Holiday Pub Night
Please join us December 6th for drinks and networking at Dublin Calling. We will be there at 6:30pm, so stop by, say hi, and meet other NCA students or Alumni!
Date & Time: Friday December 6th, 2019 at 6:30pm
Location: 250 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1X6
NCA: Licence to Lawyer
Limited tickets remaining!
We are excited to present NCA: Licence to Lawyer on September 24th, 2019. This exciting event will feature Deborah Wolfe, Executive Director of the NCA, as well as Lisa Del Col and Claire Hepburn of the LSO. NCA Network members will have the opportunity to learn all about NCA licensing, exams, and hear from a fellow student about the journey to becoming a lawyer. A networking segment will follow the presentation. Don't miss this valuable opportunity!
Date & Time: Tuesday September 24th at 5:30PM
Location: 2700-250 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2L7 (The Advocates' Society)
Click here to get your ticket!
Managing Your Practice in the time of COVID-19 by LawPro
NCA Network, TLA and LawPro bring you a timely and informative webinar: Managing Your Practice in the time of COVID-19. Join us on May 13 at 1:00 to hear Juda Strawczynski (Director, practicePRO) discuss the following topics:
- An introduction to LAWPRO
- Knowing your risks and tips to reduce them
- Moving to practice at home
- Video conferencing
- Tips for the long run
This live, interactive webinar will be hosted via Zoom and registration is required. Attendees will receive 60 minutes of professionalism CPD and can claim a $50 Risk Management Credit to be applied to their LawPro premiums in 2021.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Format: Webinar via Zoom (link in confirmation e-mail)
Click here to register.
Save the Date!
We are excited to present NCA: Licence to Lawyer on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 4:30PM. This exciting event will feature several speakers including Deborah Wolfe, Executive Director of the NCA. NCA Network members will have the opportunity to learn all about the NCA process, lawyer licensing and exams. A networking segment will follow the presentation. Don't miss this valuable opportunity!
$5.00 ticket. Click here to Register.
When: January 15, 2021 from noon to 1PM
Areas of Law: Corporate Law
About the Mentor: Yanique Russel is an articling student at a corporate law firm. An Internationally trained lawyer, she completed her LLB with the University of London through distance learning. As such, the NCA assigned her 8 courses and 2 years of in person law school. She fulfilled these requirements through the Canadian Common Law & International Business Law LLMs at Osgoode Hall. Yanique looks forward to guiding candidates with their NCA process.
Summer Pub Night
Join NCA Network at Firkin on Harbour for networking and drinks. Meet and mingle with fellow NCA students, grads and alumni. The event will take place on the patio, weather permitting. Members and non-members invited!
Date & Time: Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 PM
Location: 10 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1R4
SOLD OUT! LexisNexis Legal Research
One day only!
Maximize Your research skills!
Join NCA Network & LexisNexis at the Toronto Lawyers Association for a lesson on maximising your legal research skills using Lexis Advance Quicklaw. Bring your laptop and be ready to learn and meet fellow NCA students/ lawyers.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Space for these events is limited and registration is mandatory. Please purchase tickets on TLA's website using the links below.
Location: Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA Boardroom, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House)
Osgoode's Internationally Trained Lawyers Day - June 12th
NCA Network members get 10% off ticket prices using the promo code ITL-10!
Join us on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 for Osgoode’s Internationally Trained Lawyers Day (OITLD) —a must-attend learning and networking event for internationally trained lawyers in Toronto.
Register and more information at: http://bit.ly/2ZKscuM
Ask Me Anything Osgoode Event: Insta Live June 3rd
Ask Me Anything LPP Event: Insta Live May 1st
Join NCA Network for its second Request Live Event - All about the Law Practice Program!
Tune into Instagram @NCANetwork May 1st at 6:00pm ET for our sit down with Assistant Director, André Bacchus and LPP Candidates. Make sure to come with questions or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand!
Check out more about the program here: http://www.lpp.ryerson.ca/
NCA Network Launch Event: A Conversation on Diversity
Join NCA Network for its launch event in partnership with TLA on March 21st at 5:30 p.m.
NCA Network is a networking group for internationally educated lawyers and students. We are a group focused on diversity and inclusion and our honoured speakers, as champions of EDI in the legal profession, will address this topic in an enlightening manner.
This event is eligible for 40 minutes of EDI Professionalism CPD and open to all lawyers, NCA candidates, and students!
Our speakers for the evening are:
The Honourable Justice Julie A. Thorburn, Superior Court of Justice
Isfahan Merali, Tribunal Counsel at Consent & Capacity Board and Bencher, Toronto Region, The Law Society of Ontario
Atrisha Lewis, Associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Bencher Candidate, Toronto Region, The Society of Ontario
Moderated by Kim Gale, Co-Founder of NCA Network and Principal & Lawyer at Gale Law
Networking reception to follow.
Tickets are $20.00 and pre-registration is required. TLA events are always popular, so please be sure to register early! Tickets will not be available at the door.
Register today: https://www.tlaonline.ca/event/NCANetwork
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Speakers
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Networking Reception
Courthouse Library, 361 University Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rotunda, Toronto
CPD Hours: 40 mins of EDI Professionalism
361 University Avenue
Courthouse Library, 2nd Floor, Rotunda
Toronto, Ontario M5G 3T1
Celebrate the end of January Exams!
Celebrate the end of exams with your NCA classmates
Saturday, January 26 at 8:00pm
Meet at a Dublin Calling to celebrate the end of exams. Bring a friend and leave the books behind.
Ask Me Anything Event
Q&A Insta Live Event with Sam and Kim and Special Guest
Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm
We are going to be live on instagram ncanetwork
At 6:30pm EST insta us your burning questions and we will answer them on insta live!