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Life @ Venns
“When you stop learning you stop growing” – Kenneth Blanchard They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. As a mature candidate, that has not been part of my experience and in fact, I prefer the corollary… when you stop learning you stop growing. I came to Venns with significant apprehension at the...
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“Without a solid foundation, you’ll have trouble creating anything of value”, Anike Oppenheimer We often dream of one day becoming one of the best attorneys in the profession and even one of the best judges in the country.  In order to be the best, you have to learn from the best and have a solid...
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The transition, between being a law student and entering the corporate world as a candidate attorney, forces you to skip a couple of rungs on the ladder of life … then you realise your legs might be too short, or you can feel your shoes [read stilettos] slipping on the metal crossbars. Being a candidate...
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Time can be viewed in a variety of ways. According to one view, time is a particular period during which something has occurred. Time, in this context, can be measured with an instrument, such as a watch.  According to another, far deeper perspective, time is determined by looking at the experiences encountered within that time...
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One cannot become an attorney without completing articles of clerkship. In fact there is serious responsibility and risk that is involved in the practice of an attorney. The onerous task of being an attorney has been emphasized by presiding officers at every single admission I have ever attended, including my own. It is thus important...
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