The talk in the Canadian legal community can be pretty depressing. Everyone’s stressed out. Women are leaving private practice in droves. There’s a dearth of articling positions. The legal aid system is collapsing. The traditional firm model is failing.
But I’m feeling really positive. Why? Because I spent the past few weeks hanging out with law students from across the country. The students I met were intelligent, thoughtful, and committed to using their law degree to make a positive difference.