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 Anita Lerek 416.927.7159

Anita Lerek is founder, president and general counsel of Advocate Placement Ltd. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. She was in private practice until 1991, specializing in employment and trademark law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Anita worked as a community college teacher, a book editor, and a literary agent. She has an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Toronto. In 1986 she helped found Advocate Placement Ltd, a lawyers-only human resources service specializing in consulting and lawyer recruitment, contract, permanent and merger, throughout Canada. Since 1991 she has worked exclusively for Advocate Placement, dedicating herself to  the goal of helping lawyers achieve the best possible workplace fit. ‘Know thyself’ is her firmly held value for individual and workplace fit.  

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Anita is past chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) Law Practice Management Section, and has been on the executive of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Toronto Chapter. She has taught the Practice Management and Professional Responsibility course in the Bar Admissions Program (Ontario). Anita is a speaker on numerous panels and workshops relating to lawyer marketing, human resources, and career management. She has a special interest in and gives priority to, candidate advocacy.

Anita has a strong attachment to history, especially holocaust studies. She is a published short story writer, and an art lover. Poetry and jazz are very close to her heart. She strives to maintain her own passion for the arts, and encourages you to follow your passions too in order to strike a fulfilling balance.

Anita is married to an archivist, and has a child who is suddenly an adult and a graduate of McGill University.


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