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  1. Suits For Men

    Suit Supply starts at around $450 (plus alterations) and is probably the best quality you will find at that price point. I would call them and ask if they can do a rush tailoring job for you.
  2. A cover letter is a business letter. Business letters have re lines.
  3. Stuff to Bring to Law School

    Backpack for everyday use, but you should have a simple messenger bag for days when you wear a suit (mooting, interviewing etc) as I agree backpacks look silly with suits. Definitely get a locker if they are offered. I typically only brought to school textbooks that I planned on studying from that day. By second semester of 2L I stopped buying texts entirely and relied on the library’s copy or downloaded and printed the cases myself. Never brought textbooks to class. Laser printer is very useful, you can get them for less than $100 these days and the toner lasts ages.
  4. Desk suggestions?

    L desk is the way to go if you can fit it. That way you have an area for your computer and an area to spread out books and papers.
  5. How many lawyers use Mac computers

    Firms are generally Microsoft environments even though many of their lawyers probably use Macs at home. Some sole pracs may use Macs for their practices.
  6. Articling Timeline 2019/2020 - Toronto

    Your grades are great, you should get some feedback on your application package because that may be where you went wrong in 2L recruitment.
  7. Articling Timeline 2019/2020 - Toronto

    ... seriously?
  8. Simple tips to ace 1L

    This, exactly. Prewritten statements of law were extremely helpful on exams.
  9. I would ditch your car, use the savings to increase your rent budget and find a place near St Clair West or Eglinton West stations.
  10. Tips on Being a Great Summer Student

    Other careless mistakes to avoid: - Sloppy/wonky formatting (eg. changing font size halfway through the document; misaligned paragraphs) - Putting the wrong client or matter name on your document - Putting the wrong file number on your document None of these are fatal but they are entirely avoidable.
  11. Does # of articling students matter?

    I articled with a small number of other students and found their support to be invaluable. I wouldn’t want to be the only student in a firm.
  12. Anywhere from $50-$75k. Sure it’s possible, but there is a lot that can go wrong with solicitor work (I think real estate and estates are numbers 1-2 for Law Pro claims?).
  13. We're Starting Articles Soon. Give us advice!

    When I articled I was regularly home by 8pm. I was not at a big firm and I lived quite close to the office. This is probably a good thing to speak to current articling students at your firm about.
  14. Omnibus topic: when you are not hired back

    Head of specialty practice group at your big firm is very impressed with your work and interest in the practice area, but can’t hire a first year associate in your year for whatever reason. Head of specialty practice group at other big law firm needs a first year associate, but none of its articling students are interested in that area, or aren’t hired back for whatever reason. Head of specialty practice group at your firm hears that the other firm is looking and puts in a good word for you. You receive a call from head of specialty practice group at your firm telling you there may be a lead and to submit your resume. aka how people get jobs in literally every other industry.
  15. There is a very low vacancy rate in Toronto and tenants have to give 60 days’ notice to move out, so most landlords do not know whether there is availability until 2 months before. Sometimes you can get lucky and get a move in date further out if the landlord is intending to do renovations. As a general life rule it is always better to live within walking or biking distance of school or work, but the TTC gets me to work pretty reliably every day.