Canadian Lawyer Magazine – “Associates” Magazine

Today’s Bar Talk in The Globe & Mail suggests that the Canadian Lawyer Magazine is soon to formally launch its new magazine aimed at Associates (and to be called by the same name?). So far, there only appears to be “blog-like” postings on the website and it is not clear to me when the formal magazine launch will take place. Since most of the large Toronto law firms are doing student recruitment interviews next week, I thought the posting on the “Google Effect” by Donalee Moulton was timely – as per one of the persons quoted in that posting: “Don’t put anything on the web that you wouldn’t put on a résumé.”


  1. I received what I think was called a short preview copy with my issue of Canadian Lawyer the other day. (I believe Associates is the name.) Took a quick flip through it and realized how – shall we say – “senior” I am. I thought the article by donalee Moulton made some good points, summed up succinctly in the comment Ted quotes. However, I’d be surprised if there are a lot of law students with blog postings as over-the-top as the examples in the article (which, I seem to recall, the article admits are exactly that, to make a point.)

    I notice that there are full online versions of some of the articles from this first issue of Associates, in its own section on the Canadian Lawyer web site. An editorial contains more specific information about the goals of the magazine, along with an invitation for input.


  2. I can’t stand the kind of fear mongering that is in the “Google Effect” article. It just scares everyone away from touching the web at all. What we need is someone to write about the importance of building a positive presence on the web.

  3. Connie, I think you make a good point. The mag is calling for tips so perhaps yours will be noted.

    As I said, I am well beyond the target demographic but, for various reasons and like many slawers, I am comfortable online and with the impact of the web. As a corollary to my earlier comment, I think many, if not most, current students and junior associates are facile enough with Internet activity to have gained wisdom and foresight as to the consequences of their web activities, and are not likely to post the kind of content in the over-the-top examples amusingly presented in the article. I think it is important for a magazine targeting members of this demographic not to underestimate and, thereby, talk down to its readership. (This seems to me especially so in light of the note that prospective employers here are not regularly conducting web searches on candidates – it may seem like the advice is flowing in the wrong direction.)