How Tijana serves our clients
Tijana Micanovic has distinguished herself as a University of Toronto Faculty of Law student and is articling with us for the 2016-2017 term to assist in various aspects of legal work. Her work includes drafting and filing documents, reporting to clients and related parties, and performing legal research and due diligence reviews for all of our major practice areas.
Tijana has returned as an Articling Student after summering with us in 2015. Before joining Houser Henry, she earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction from the University of Toronto and also summered at a human rights and employment firm. During law school, Tijana was an assistant caseworker in the refugee division of the Downtown Legal Services clinic, an executive member of the school’s litigation association, and a member of a working group that partnered with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Drawn to Houser Henry’s progressive approach, Tijana likes using her legal training to bring about positive outcomes for entrepreneurial clients, not merely to mitigate unfavourable outcomes. She has learned that the most satisfied clients are those who feel understood and that regular, meaningful communication imparts a clear understanding of exactly what lawyers can accomplish for people.
A personal perspective
Tijana is fascinated with social psychology: the study of individual behaviour in social situations. Through books such as Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, psychology studies, Internet blogs, and personal observation, she seeks to understand why we tend to overestimate our self-understanding and underestimate the influence of others on our behaviour, and to learn the social patterns, irrational factors and hidden forces that make us tick.