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As Associate Director, Professional Resources, Ilana Schrager directs all aspects of the student programs for McMillan’s Vancouver and Calgary offices, including recruitment, development, performance management and mentorship of summer and articling students. In addition, she manages various aspects of the associate programs and lawyer lateral hiring initiatives for these two offices. An active member of the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Committee from 2015 to 2019, Ilana has spearheaded a number of inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Prior to joining McMillan, Ilana practised litigation in the Toronto office of a global, full-service law firm, where she was highly involved in the student and mentorship programs. With experience as a practising lawyer, Ilana brings deep insight on strategies that ensure productive and supportive environments for students and associates.

Ilana holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2010 and the British Columbia bar in 2016.


Directorships & Affiliations

  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP)

Education & Admissions

2016
Called to the British Columbia bar
2010
Called to the Ontario bar
2009
JDUniversity of Toronto
2006
BA Psychology (Dean's Honour Roll with Distinction) Queen's University

Publications

September 2018

  • Harnessing the Power of “Thank You” — Associate Recognition Programs
  • NALP Bulletin

October 2017

  • Recognizing the Upside of Attrition — With Change Comes Opportunity
  • NALP Bulletin