He called himself a dreamer, but noted, like John Lennon sings, “he’s not the only one.” With that, Ontario Chief Justice Warren Winkler offered up his recipe for success in the profession to about a 100 guests at a Women’s Law Association of Ontario dinner at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto last night.
1. Law is a helping profession. Help others without looking for something in return.
2. People want to help you. Graciously give them the opportunity to do so. “Everything good that happened to me came from others,” said Winkler. As far as he’s concerened, there’s no such thing as climbing the ladder to success. Success comes from getting a hand from above to help pull you up the ladder.