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People and Touchstone Theatre’s annual The Lawyer Show (both on-stage
and off) and maintains that the experience has sharpened his time management
skills and improved to his work–life balance.
Community involvement expands your network, allowing you to meet
more people who may later require your legal services. Although networking
should not be the main motivator for getting involved in the community,
the people you meet and those who benefit from your activities will
grow in number and, in return, contribute to your personal and professional
As a junior lawyer myself, I call on other young lawyers to honour our calling
and get involved in any way you can, whether it’s by joining a practice
area executive, volunteering at your local high school or sitting on the board
of a registered charity. The worst case scenario is that you may be turned
away, but do not feel discouraged. In your own legal community or in the
community at large, the need for people to be involved is never ending. So
be proactive and find a place to make your own contribution to the community,
because everyone has their own value.
1. Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life (6 February
2017), online: Stanford University <rathbun.stan
2. Scott Gerber & Ryan Paugh, Superconnector: Stop
Networking and Start Building Business Relationships
that Matter (New York: Da Capo, 2018).
3. CBABC, “About Sections”, online: <www.cbabc.
4. CBABC, “Sections and Community”, online: <www.
5. CBABC, “Committees”, online: <www.cbabc.org/
7. VBA, “Become a Member”, online: <www.vancouver
8. VBA, “Events”, online: <www.vancouverbar.ca/
9. VBA, “Executive Members”, online: <www.vancouverbar.
10. Online: <www.bcli.org/ccel>.
11. You can claim credit by “writing law books or articles
intended for publication and relating to the study or
practice of law or to be included in course materials
for any audience”. A maximum of six hours is available
for each writing project, based on the actual
time to produce the final product. Credit is available
for volunteer or part-time writing only, and not for
writing that is done as a part of the lawyer’s regular
employment. More information can be found at Law
Society of British Columbia, “Eligible Activities”,
12. The Advocate, “Submissions”, online: <www.theadvocate.
13. CBABC, BarTalk, “Contact Us”, online: <www.
14. TLABC, “Submissions: The Verdict Magazine”, online:
15. Erik Magraken, BC Injury Law and ICBC Claims
Blog, online: <www.bc-injury-law.com/blog>.
16. Georgialee Lang, Lawdiva (Blog), online: <lawdiva.
17. HubSpot, “The Ultimate List of Digital Marketing Statistics
for 2018”, online: <www.hubspot.com/market
18. Online: <www.hootsuite.com>.
19. Online: <www.later.com>.
20. CLEBC, “Contribute”, online: <www.cle.bc.ca/con
21. Canadian Defence Lawyers, “Events”, online: <www.
22. CBABC, “Student Mentorship Program”, online: <www.
23. West Coast LEAF, “Volunteer”, online: <www.west
24. CBABC Women Lawyers Forum, Annual General
Meeting (June 12, 2018).
25. Access Pro Bono, “Programs”, online: <www.access
probono.ca/programs>; Access Pro Bono, “Lawyer