Introducing Sidebar Canada: A Podcast for Law Students & New Lawyers
Updated: Aug 11, 2020
I love podcasts. In a reading-heavy profession like law, the ability to get perspectives and information audibly is really appealing to me. While my curiosity about the world and law abounds, sometimes my energy for extracurricular reading falls short after a long day of bar study. Podcasts also offer freedom that the written word simply cannot. I can listen to a podcast while cooking, cleaning, or walking — activities that don't work so well with a book, newspaper, or e-reader in hand.
I've written before on the important of Commercial Awareness for law students seeking employment in Canada and remaining informed, relevant lawyers after licensing. However, for many of us, sitting down with a new case after long days of law school, NCA review, or Bar study may be the last thing we have the energy to do. Let's face it, law students have more reading than time from the start of law school through the licensing process.
But what if you could get information and expert opinions on important Canadian legal developments on the go? Enter, Sidebar Canada — a podcast dedicated to helping law students and new lawyers stay up-to-date on what's happening in Canadian law across a variety of practice areas. Today, we launch our first of many episodes by discussing what having commercial awareness means, why it's important, and how it can give you an edge during your legal job search, networking, and practice.
And this is just the start. Future episodes will feature Canadian lawyers and legal experts discussing a variety of hot-button issues like the Ontario Court of Appeal's recent holding in R v Sullivan, developments and changes needed in Canadian Privacy Law, and current events in Canadian Immigration Law.
You can listen to or subscribe to the podcast on all your favorite platforms by visiting the Podcast homepage here.
Disclaimer Sidebar Canada aims to provide useful and relevant commentary on developing legal issues but is by no means a definitive source of information on the law or any other subject matter presented. Nothing discussed in the podcast constitutes legal advice or gives rise to a solicitor/client relationship. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to specific circumstances. Finally, whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information presented is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is made as to the accuracy of this podcast's content and we do not accept any liability for error or omission.