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  1. Congratulations!!!!!! This is very well-deserved
  2. I just noticed on the new site that you can no longer add friends! So instead I started following people like a stalker.
  3. No one really cares. Court is a gong show as it is, and the clerks and judges are run off their feet. I echo Diplock's advice - be subtle about it, and it should be fine.
  4. I love the new layout! It looks streamlined and beautiful. Thanks to all the mods for their hard work!
  5. Congratulations!!!! That must be an amazing feeling
  6. This is exactly what we do at my articling firm.
  7. That situation sounds terrible! I'm glad I don't have to deal with juries in my line of work.... I practice a lot of family law, and self-represented litigants on the other side can be pretty terrible. The self-rep can be as rude/ill-tempered/unhelpful/obstructionist/hostile as they want, and you have to be continuously polite to them. Also, a lot of self-reps think that reporting you to the Law Society can give them some sort of advantage, which is one reason why family lawyers have the highest reporting rates to the Law Society.
  8. Typed out the stats onto a Google Doc. Here are the UBC Articling Statistics for the Class of 2016:
  9. Don't think this has been previously contributed. Here are the UBC articling stats for the Class of 2016 as of February 28, 2017: file:///C:/Users/Lisa/Downloads/Class_of_2016_-_February_28_2017_-_FINAL%20(1).pdf
  10. Your hard-earned licensing fees at work.
  11. This is extremely rare right after articling (at least in my personal experience). I have not seen it happen right after articling in my circle of friends and acquaintances. There seems to be a glut of new calls around trying to email/cold call firms. However, I think it gets easier with more experience. I know 2 guys who landed jobs at ICBC after a few years of working (3 and 4 years respectively), and another guy who received an offer from Clark Wilson after becoming a 4 year call. I've heard anecdotally that 2+ years seems to be the magic number at which you become more desirable to firms. Not sure if this is true. I'm looking forward to hearing from other members on the subject.
  12. Saw this recently!
  13. I'm currently an articling student. The full-service firm I'll be starting with in May asked me to write a bio about myself. I really love family law and have wanted to practice in this area since first year. However, I'm worried that drafting a very specialized profile will screen out clients. It may be presumptuous of me to think that I'll have enough work as a new call in one particular area of the law. Plus, they already have a family law litigator on staff. In addition to family, I have enough skills to function in general civil litigation, wills & estates, and admin law (although I dislike admin law). What would you do? Draft the more general profile? Or go for the specialized profile?
  14. I should add that if you give it enough time, any area of law will become less stressful because you'll have more experience from which to draw upon. When I first read Epeeist's post, I will admit that I thought, "But that scenario comes up all the time in Wills & Estates! How is that stressful?" But I realized that it was because my firm does a lot of Wills & Estates, and I've been able to gain more experience in the area. So a situation that would have been very stressful to me had I encountered it for the first time didn't seem so stressful anymore. The flip side would also be true in that if I were asked to handle Epeeist's litigation practice, I would be lost as hell haha. I will say that Epeeist is a very capable lawyer from the posts I've read
  15. Probably Wills & Estates. Litigation can be extremely stressful, as can corporate/commercial and real estate (mostly due to the deadlines). The profit margin for Wills & Estates is low, though, and once you sign your name to the will you could be held liable for decades into the future. Moral of the story = do the will right and you'll be fine