Academic and voluntary
ADDRESS 12 Helman Rd
Brampton, Ontario, l6r0r6
With strong communication and listening skills, volunteer experience, and a drive to succeed, I am seeking a challenging position at a dynamic Law Firm that values and engages its employees. I am interested in athletic activities, I am also very social and is interested in the well being of others.
Louise Arbour Secondary School September 2014 - June 2018
Mcmaster University September 2018- June 2022
March 2016 - June 2018
Won multiple games for each season played
Went to OFSAA
- teacher's assistant January 2015 - November 2015
- Prostart Soccer Association June 29, 2016- September 1, 2016.
- CO-OP Hundel Law Firm February 2017- June 2017.
- Hundel Law Firm June 2018- December 2018
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Great problem solver, Very social, and able to work under pressure, Able to complete given task at the due date.
School Honors award September 2015-2017
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Interested in Sports, Acting/Drama, Dancing and Music
Tanya Archer, School teacher, Churchvill Public School, (905) 796-4445 ext. 422, email@example.com
Pamella Hundel, Criminal Lawyer, Hundel Law firm, (905)234-4543. HundelPamella@yahoo.com
Obstacles In Being A Criminal Lawyer
As A criminal lawyer, you are constantly working under pressure but being being a young associate in the business may make you feel more stress than a lawyer that has been in the business for years. Deborah Glatter, Cassels Brock’s director of professional development says “Young associates deal with a combination of stressors. They are at the bottom of the food chain and have to get the work done under strict time pressures. The work can come at unpredictable times and sometimes conflicts with previously scheduled family events. They end up disappointing their spouses, family, and friends. If you’re isolated from your community, this can snowball into isolation and depression.”
The competition, working in the law industry us lawyers feel the need to be better than one another. The whole industry is a competition after all our clients look for the best of the best, think about it; would you want a lawyer that is second best? Or you want the lawyer that is the best in the business? Being a baby in this industry contributes to these challenges a lot, There is no place for error, I am on my P’s and Q’s at all times which is extremely stressful and makes a simply day at work more difficult than it needs to be. There is no proper way to deal with competition but I look at it as we are competing with other lawyers and not against them just like a friendly team sport, we have to always remember that these lawyers want the same thing that you want and that is to be the best. How to deal with the fact that I am a baby in the business it pretty simple, I constantly remind myself that I worked for everything I have, I remind myself that my work is my blood sweat and tears and I will never stop rising as long as I have breath in me.
Long hours, “Working long hours can be particularly harmful because it removes the lawyer from important sources of social support, including family and friends, which can ordinarily help buffer against the negative effects of stressful events”. I leave for work at 9 a.m. after I drop off little Cassidy to school and come home when she’s in bed, I only get to see my little girl on weekends and not even that is enough because I bring my work home with me. I try so hard to see my baby girl before she goes to bed most nights but not even that’s enough, she grows further away from me and closer to the nanny I even heard he calling the nanny mom but can I blame her. She’s only 3 years old, she needs a mother that is there for her but what can I do? Coping with long hours can be very challenging but I take time out to spend time with my daughter and husband, I see my family physician and I set numerous short term goals that helps me to keep track of where I am and keep everything nice and organize. As a family, in my household we have a no work rule on Sundays where my husband and I cannot spend any time in the office on less it is an emergency, we use Sundays to do things Cassidy enjoys and to spend quality time together.
Getting paid, most times your clients are dealing with issues surrounding custody of child/children, divorce, and splitting of property. These are all sensitive issues that we have to discuss which are sometimes embarrassing, so bringing up payment conversations can be hard. I need my money but asking them to pay, and telling them the cost can be the most stressful thing. How do I cope with this you might ask? I find that I am afraid to ask for my money so I hired an assistant to collect all my payment and to bill all my clients, this way I don’t have to deal with that issue. I also assistant to build close relationships with my clients so that they don’t feel uncomfortable talking to her about their payments.
In conclusion, being a lawyer isn’t a stroll in the park, it has a lot of stressors and can be very demanding and difficult, many people quit the law industry because it requires more attention than they have to give but if you find coping strategies that works for you and your family, your law career will most likely flourish into something wonderful.