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Shazia Banduk at the 2012 RCWIB Women’s Leadership Symposium: Leave Your Mark


Area Corporate and Commercial


Friday, March 23, 2012
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

Speaker: Shazia Banduk, Associate, Goodmans LLP

Topic Overview:

The intent of law is to create rules of conduct that are respected and widely understood by those in a jurisdiction. Law creates a normalized process for solving disputes. Lawyers are specialized at understanding the rules of conduct and how they work. The increasing complexity and number of transactions going on the world means that there will always be a need for lawyers. Law Firms receive business that usually falls into one of two categories: transactional law and litigation law. Transactional cases occur between two or more parties and usually require contract preparation or filing with government agencies. Litigation includes civil lawsuits – property damage, for example, - and criminal cases, which are law violations brought to court by government authorities.   There are many specializations that lawyers can have, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Pensions and Benefits, Capital Markets, Tax, and Labour. What does it take for a person to manage the complexities of a career in law? How do you achieve success in this industry?

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