Lynne Vicars, Heuristica’s Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel, was recently featured in the Women Leading in Law series by Erin Cowling, of Cowling Legal Freelance.


In the article Lynne recounts a truly fascinating journey from her typing class in high school, to university, to how she ended up attending law school, to after graduating working at smaller firms in Alberta, then as inhouse counsel at a national bank, to her term as the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) President and finally to Heuristica where she is the firm’s Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer.


You can read the full article here.


The “Women Leading in Law Series” is intended to highlight women leading in law and focuses on good news stories and features amazing women succeeding in the legal profession.  Each post includes the profiled lawyer’s answers  to these six questions:


  1.  Tell me a little about your practice or business.
  2.  Why did you go to law school?
  3.  How did you get to where you are today? Design? Chance? Both?
  4.  What is your most significant achievement?  What are you proud of?
  5.  What are some key challenges, and more importantly, opportunities for women in law?
  6.  What advice would you give a woman starting her legal career?

The series, which has featured more than 50 leading women lawyers, is produced by Erin Cowling (pictured right) who is a freelance lawyer who says her “job is to make lawyers’ lives less stressful and their work more enjoyable!”.  Erin assists lawyers and law firms with their overflow legal work.  She also is an experienced litigator, freelance writer and ghostwriter assisting lawyers with legal research, drafting, content marketing and litigation support.


Erin has recently been nominated for the Canadian Lawyer Magazine Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2020 award under the “Changemakers” category.


For more information about Erin or Cowling Legal Freelance please visit her web site.


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