Articles by Philippe Couture

Jobs search

Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


Interview

What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


Company life

The Undeniable Benefits of Working in a Boutique Law Firm

More caring, more personal and offering a wider variety of tasks, hyper-specialized law firms really have many advantages in the eyes of paralegals. Portrait of work in a boutique law firm. Some specialize in international law and recognition of foreign judgements. Others in estate and trust litigation, or real estate and matrimonial law. Whatever their […]


News

Why Promote Communities of Practice?

Teamwork is one thing, the community of practice is another. Within a given territory, or within a network of companies, it is worthwhile to create communities of practice. Why, and how do you go about it? Imagine math teachers, from different schools across the country, who want to develop new pedagogical practices together or share […]


Training

Lawyers and Other Jurists: Who Does What?

Lawyers, notaries, judges, legal counsels, paralegals and other employees in the legal world are all jurists, but certain of these professions are more clearly defined by law. A quick look at what differentiates a lawyer from a jurist: they get confused for each other sometimes, however they’re not interchangeable. https://www.legaljobs.ca/tools-and-resources/topics/legal-issues/ “Objection, Your Honour!” although, in the popular […]


Jobs search

Job Search Tips to Forget

The world of employment is not what it used to be. As well, certain classic job search tips no longer apply, according to Forbes magazine, which recently drew up a list of tips to discard. To be a good job seeker of the day, here are recommendations and general advice not to follow. The job […]


News

3 Years: The Ideal Duration of a Job (According to Employers)

Staying in a job for 3 years would be the ideal duration for employers, according to Indeed. For employees… six months! Results of a survey on perceptions of professional leapfrogging. In 2018, professionals are changing career often and accumulating more jobs than the baby boomers did. Adaptability, curiosity, variety and volatility: these are the values […]


Not to be missed

Reasons for Accepting a Pro Bono Cause

In many firms, lawyers are invited to volunteer to work on some cases. What are the reasons that can lead a lawyer to accept a pro bono cause? Strongly encouraged in the legal environment and practised by most firms, pro bono work is squarely a “moral duty”, according to lawyer Félix-Antoine Dumais-Michaud, who has practised […]


News

Jurists Dissatisfied with Work – Why?

A recent survey shows that within the state apparatus, two jurists out of three are dissatisfied at work and that if they could they would resign. Focus on a major issue. The survey conducted by the Association des notaires et avocats du Québec (ANEQ) in February 2018 shows a certain mood of gloom, a few […]


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