Job hunting can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you’ve been out of work for some time. And while a solid resume certainly plays a role, a confident and professional presence is often what seals the deal for a  potential employer.

But dressing to impress for that first interview, not to mention the first week on the job, can be a real challenge when you’re on a tight budget and waiting for that first paycheque. That’s where Dress For Success comes in…

A man accused of human trafficking will not be allowed to use funds seized at the time of his arrest to pay for his defence after another courtroom win by Baker McKenzie’s pro bono team in support of Covenant House.

It was a precedent-setting victory says Litigator Chris Burkett.

“This is the first case we have seen in which a trafficking victim has successfully blocked an accused from accessing funds seized at the time of arrest,” he said.

When Evelyn Chumbow left her native Cameroon at age nine, she landed in the US with dreams of going to school, building a better life and one day marrying Will Smith. The reality was a harsh contrast.

Evelyn was recently in Toronto to speak at the Canadian Human Trafficking Conference. While in town, she took time to visit our office to share her story with staff and talk about what we can do to continue building upon the Firm’s fight against human trafficking and forced labour, globally.