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Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

Sara Ajmi

Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

Sara Ajmi

Sara Ajmi

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Sara Ajmi
Area of Practice:  Legal Operations

My Name is Sara Ajmi and I’m from Ottawa. I am an ITL originally from Morocco (civil Jurisdiction) where I used to work as in-house legal counsel for +5 years before moving to Canada in December 2019.

Once in Canada, I started the re qualification process to become licensed to practice Law in Ontario. I was so IN for 2 years preparing, planning, networking & training. All this was when I lived in Toronto and amidst Covid-19 period. Finally I decided to give up at an early stage (University Admission) because I realized the whole story is not worthy VS my end-goals. Given my personality, analytical & creative skills, I wanted to stay in the Legal field without having to perform pure legal work. This is how I ended up in a Legal Design training that lead me to a Legal Operations career. Also, this is when I realized the existence of something called “alternative legal careers”.

If you are an ITL not sure (or don’t want) to pursue a traditional legal career in Ontario but interested in exploring the possibilities of alternative legal careers, such as Legal Operations or Legal Design, I would be glad to assist you by providing guidance, advice and recommendations based on my “roller coaster” story and experience.

 

Want to mentor with Sara? Reach out to Sara via her LinkedIn.

 
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