Peter A Allard School of Law

Big Firm, Mid-size Firm, Government: What You Need to Know to Choose Your Path

For over a decade, Kristy Foreman has recruited law students for a large national firm, a mid-size regional firm and the Federal Department of Justice. Students will learn the differences between these diverse legal service providers and how these differences impact student recruitment, the student experience and the lawyer experience.

Kristy Foreman is the founder and principal of ForeReach Consulting. She is passionate about working with law students, lawyers and legal service providers to move their legal practices forward in ways that give them a competitive edge.  Kristy graduated from Queen's University Faculty of Law in 1997 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1999 after articling in Ontario and BC.  After her call, she practiced as a tax litigator for the Department of Justice until 2009. Over the past 11 years, Kristy has worked with students and lawyers and developed legal talent programs for a diverse set of employers. She has recruited and managed students for the Federal government, a large national firm and a mid-size Vancouver-based firm. This diversity of experience has given Kristy a rare perspective on how student hiring decisions are made and what students should consider in making decisions about their career path.


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