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utmguy last won the day on May 16 2015

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  1. Transition After Articling

    Some people get completely pigeon holed. Some people get a bit pigeon holed, but find ways to branch out. Some people have enough initiative to completely branch out into new practice areas on their own.
  2. Intact Insurance

    Contact one of their in house associates would be my guess: https://www.canadianlawlist.com/listingdetail/company/intact-insurance-company-702846/
  3. Brown and Burnes

    They must have a pretty relaxed culture given that they allowed one of their associates to appear on the most recent season of The Bachelor. (She came in 3rd.) Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bachelor_Canada_(season_3)
  4. You guys have ruined a potentially hilarious story. Can you imagine during the OP's interview, Beard Winter asks her why she wants to work there? "Well, I've interviewed at some insurance firms, but I really don't think I want to work in insurance." OP literally got saved by the internet here.
  5. Tattoos on lawyers seem rare. In my experience, the number of legal assistants with butterfly tattoos on their lower backs is absurdly disproportionate to the general population.
  6. June Bar 2018 -- How'd it go?

    I think you have slightly misinterpreted the pass rates. (Or maybe I am crazy?) For years 2010-2014/2015 (the ones with full data), the retake pass rate is over 50%. ie: For the 2010/2011 cohort, 83.9% of students passed on their first attempt. The reference to 9.9% of students passing on their second attempt is not 9.9% of people who failed their first attempt, but 9.9% of the entire cohort. Given that only 16.1% failed their first attempt, 9.9%/16.1% actually means the pass rate for second attempts was 61%.
  7. It's missing a "Starbucks: $500" entry.
  8. Desk suggestions?

    I have a Sauder desk at home which is functional enough, but was a total headache to put together.
  9. Do lawyers ever have really "grand" offices?

    Agreed. At best some older lawyers have some cool art.
  10. Very Anxious about Starting Law School

    You'll only be 50k in debt by the end of law school? That's nothing to lose sleep over.
  11. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trinity-western-supreme-court-decision-1.4707240
  12. Might want to include at the very least location information, and probably salary information.
  13. My sense is that these numbers might have been true a couple of years ago, but following the Toronto bump, I'd suggest some of the bigger firms are paying more than this.
  14. Diamond doesn't have a poor reputation per se. He's moreso the personification of a banner meme that reads, "Personal Injury Lawyers Hate Him"
  15. Not legal advice, but perhaps read: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/uploadedFiles/By-Law-4-Licensing-05-16-16.pdf