The Virtues of Practising Law in a Small Town

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Deliscar Add A Comment

As many lawyers working in small towns across Canada get older and near retirement, there’s a growing opportunity for younger counsel to move into areas outside the major centres to gain wide-ranging legal experience and expertise.

Hanging a shingle in a smaller centre is a choice that has paid off immensely for both Brampton lawyer-linguist Suzanne Deliscar and Toronto and Prince Edward County lawyer Alexandra Mayeski.

Deliscar, who has offices in Brampton and Orangeville, never thought she would end up building a successful niche law practice in a small town, but says she has learned there are many virtues to working outside of Toronto.

“The focus tends to be the large firms in the larger urban centres when you’re in law school, but I think more lawyers need to understand that opportunities for law have never been just limited to Toronto or Ottawa or a larger city,” she tells

Deliscar says there are many advantages to working in smaller centres, including getting to take on responsibility earlier in your career and learning more about law at an earlier stage because there often isn’t a vast set of resources available.

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