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  1. Multiple employment offers

    I'm a few months into articles and I'm sick of setting dates (note none of mine have ever been contested). I'm begging my principal to throw me a bone. A parking ticket or a even a joint sentencing, anything will do!!!!!!!
  2. Multiple employment offers

    I can tell you're not from my neck of the woods cause 70k is far and above anything their paying on the east coast for 1st years. I have no advice to offer but I'm curious what kind of court experience you got during articling that sets you apart from the pack? Am I wrong to assume that the majority of articling students get atleast some small claims and summary offence experience?
  3. Do Law Schools check social media??

    Ahahaha. You sound like a modern day George Costanza. Work history and volunteer work is essentially all a LinkedIn profile is too. You might aswell change your name to something cool and adopt an alternative personality.
  4. Student Average Hours/Week

    Hmmmm you guys aren't leaving at 5 pm? What time do you crazies generally go home?
  5. Advice for finding articling before/during 3L

    To give you an idea of your situation if you're planning on continuing to look for work in NS, based on this year's postings (September - now) for artilcing jobs: - one regional firm routinely recruits 1-2 3Ls. These positions are pretty competitive however. - using this year as an estimate, about 2-3 in-house positions may come up (think insurance companies and large Atlantic corporations). - from what ive heard and seen, about 4-5 postings for articling positions with smaller firms came up (think 1 - 8 lawyer firms). These jobs were scattered throughout the province however. Adding that up, you can likely expect at least 8 postings for NS articling positions to come up during your 3L year. I think your main issue is that a fair amount of these positions will be posted and filled during the September term (while you're away). You can always be proactive though and keep up with the job postings while you're away. Also, these are just the actual postings. There's likely a fair bit more of available jobs that can only be found by networking throughout the province. Anyway, those are just the numbers (albeit based on anecdotal experience), if you're planning on continuing to look in NS. Given the current economic climate in our humble province, the potential job numbers likely improve the more you move west.
  6. Advice for finding articling before/during 3L

    Why no criminal? That's the fun stuff
  7. Law Games 2019

    We can have it at my house. BYOB
  8. I called and asked but I know a few people who just "knew", like based on their own intuition. It was pretty crazy. They just showed up on the first day of orientation and their name tags were waiting for them. Confidence really can work wonders in this industry.
  9. Putting GPA on resume?

    Yes for Dean's list, no for gpa
  10. Will Ontario Overhaul its Licensing System

    "Over the past decade, first-year enrollment at Ontario law schools has risen from 1,234 to 1,549. During that same period, the number of international students who’ve had their law degrees accredited in Canada has skyrocketed from 200 to 900. The job market has not kept up with this demand. “There continue to be between 200-300 candidates who have not been successful in their search for an articling position by August or September each year,” the report concludes. “A permanent shortage of articling positions now exists.”" I find these two stats pretty wild. That's a huge increase in international students. Also there's alot more students without articling than I would have thought.
  11. Switching out of bay street

    Not on Bay Street but the general consensus I got when going through recruitment was that if you wanted to keep doors open in terms of practice areas then you should aim for the bigger firms, as it's apparently easier to move down than up. With that in mind I don't think it'd be too hard for you to move to a smaller firm after articles. I'd just focus on getting as much transferable skills as possible since I'm assuming your firm doesn't do family. Those skills would likely be found by focusing on the litigation area of your Bay Street summer work/articles. Try get as much client contact as possible, go hard on your litigation rotation and try to get some small claims matters and uncontested motions under your belt.
  12. Is law school fun?

    And if you're anything like me you'll end up doing ALOT of dabbing
  13. Advice for seeking articles in April / May of 3L

    Also kinda curious, were you applying places before March but just with a "devil may care" attitude?
  14. Advice for seeking articles in April / May of 3L

    I'm with bs17. At this point I'd broaden your horizens in terms of areas you're willing to article cause it's slim pickings out there ye dig?
  15. Is law school fun?

    God bless
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