Lawyers Lounge Podcast


Lawyers Lounge Podcast

After a long morning in court, take a moment to unwind in The Lawyers Lounge. Make yourself comfortable and tune in to hear your colleagues chat about what’s new in the criminal law community.

From the publisher that brought you the Criminal Law Series, Emond Publishing presents The Lawyers Lounge podcast. Hosts Danielle Robitaille and Lisa Jørgensen cover issues of local and national importance and discuss recent criminal law cases from across Canada. Listen for practical advocacy tips, business and career advice, and life-saving hacks that every lawyer needs to know. Each 40-minute episode features distinguished guests from the defence bar, the Crown, and the media, as well as other members of the justice system from across Canada.

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Episode 14

Now Available

14. Lawyers Lounge/ The Law School Show: The Crossover Episode NEW

The Lawyers Lounge and the Law School Show have combined forces to bring you our first crossover episode.

With summer student recruitment wrapping up across Canada, future careers are at the forefront of every law student’s mind. LLP host Danielle Robitaille, LSS regular Maddison Tebbutt, and guest star Dr. Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich team up to provide law school students with invaluable advice for life after law school.

In this episode, Danielle reflects on her journey from law school to legal practice, looking back on her mistakes and sharing her wisdom. She discusses her decision to become a criminal defence lawyer and shares her top tips for determining which practice area and side of the courtroom – Crown or defence – is right for you. Danielle and Maddison weigh in on the importance of clinical experience, practice diversification, networking, and advocacy.

Our guest in the Lawyers Lounge this week is Dr. Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich. Inspired by the lack of networking opportunities during the pandemic and the mental health problems endemic to legal practice, Dr. Bromwich asked her law school students to reach out to practicing lawyers, asking them: “Knowing what you know now, what would you tell your younger, law student, self?” With responses ranging from “become a doctor” to “learn about vicarious trauma and self-care," Danielle and Rebecca examine the legal profession’s collective message to the next generation of lawyers.

Other topics include:

• Mentorship – A necessity for success?

• Mental Health in Law School and the Legal Profession.

• Competition and Grades.

• The value of shadowing members of the Crown, defence, and judiciary.

• Maintaining connections with your law school contacts.

• Hybrid-work environments for the next generation of lawyers.

• Starting business and client development during internships and articling.

Guest Host: Maddison Tebbutt, JD Candidate and executive producer/host of the Law School Show.

Special Guest: Dr. Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich, National Director of EDI for Gowling WLG, Senior Instructor at the University of Manitoba, and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University.

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The Hosts of The Lawyers Lounge

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Danielle Robitaille

Danielle Robitaille has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and an LLB from Dalhousie University. She is a partner at Henein Hutchison LLP, where her practice focuses on criminal, regulatory, and disciplinary litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Danielle has appeared before all levels of court and is an active member of the Inmate Appeal Duty Counsel Program for the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In April 2016, she was appointed senior counsel to the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch on the Independent Police Oversight Review. Danielle has lectured extensively on trial advocacy, expert evidence, and ethical issues at the Law Society of Ontario, the Federation of Law Societies, Osgoode Professional Development, the Advocates’ Society, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, and the Ontario Court of Justice.

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Lisa Jørgensen

Lisa Jørgensen graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law as a Wesbrook Scholar—UBC’s highest accolade. A former top oralist and winner of the national Gale Cup Moot, Lisa also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Queen’s University. Lisa maintains a busy trial and appellate practice, focusing on criminal and constitutional litigation. Lisa regularly appears in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada and administrative tribunals. Lisa is a director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and serves on several board subcommittees. She volunteers her time with pro bono litigation and education projects, and she is committed to ensuring access to justice for all. Lisa is a regular commentator on criminal justice issues in local and national media.


Testimonials and Reviews

"The Lawyers Lounge gives us that missing human touch by bringing us back to reality, in a pleasant way. It offers sound advice from Lisa and Danielle, two witty, sharp and grounded criminal lawyers, who tell us how to manage that difficult client or how to connect with clients emotionally during this emotional time."