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  2. Hi guys when i went to add uWindsor as a payee for my online banking i get two options: 1. University of Windsor 2. University of Windsor Tuition Anyone know what the proper one is? i emailed admission office who directed me to Cashiers office who has yet to respond.
  3. You can't go wrong with Ottawa if you intend to do IP. However, with UBC's reputation, you might land a job in the US which is something UOttawa can't provide.
  4. City of Ottawa has an articling student position on LinkedIn, posted 4 days ago with 17 applicants. I'm pretty sure they do admin, employment, etc. $55,000 salary Kung Law Barrister and Solicitors is an employment litigation firm in Scarborough that is also hiring for 2020-2021. Low salary though ($14-17 per hour) Pappas Law Firm in Vaughan has a post up for 2020-2021. Personal injury firm. Edit: I just read your above post re intended practice areas, and while I agree that you should focus your effort on firms that you actually want to work at long-term, it's also a pretty dire situation and beggers can't be choosers at this point. Your licensing term is nearing conclusion, as another poster noted
  5. Well, the fact is that you are currently unemployed and looking for a job. I wouldn't shy away from the question if it came up. It certainly will in your next interview. Besides, why are you focusing on networking right now instead of reaching out to firms directly? It doesn't hurt you but this seems to be more immediate than any potential networking opportunity that could come up.
  6. True ! This is another route you can go ! There's more information on that process here: https://www.barreau.qc.ca/fr/ressources-avocats/tableau-ordre/permis-exercice/.
  7. Yeah i certainly agree with you, and maybe the principal had to demonstrate that they couldn't afford to pay me anymore, but unfortunately there isn't any way for me to know/have access to that information if the principal wasn't willing to offer it. Despite being a litigation lawyer, my principal hates, as is awkward around, direct confrontation and for whatever reason she didn't want to offer information one way or another. I'm just trying to find a way forward despite what's happened to me, and have in particular been having difficulty networking as a nonlawyer, because inevitably my unemployment status comes up and then any lawyer i'm meeting feels like the only reason i'm talking to them is because I want a job so its hard to create the rapport that would actually result in a job.
  8. You don't need to go to bar school. You can get called in another province, then write the transfer exams.
  9. I meant that @BlockedQuebecois' assessment of Bay Street (I guess West Georgia/Burrard here?) firms representing corporate as well as FN interests at roughly the same rate is correct, from my experience. You mention disputes, but I think contrary to popular belief there actually aren't many disputes between FNs and corporations. Most of the work we do on behalf of FNs is consultation and accommodation work alongside corporations represented by large firms, not litigation against them. On Fasken's website, for instance, many of the aboriginal law files they have listed are also files we've worked on together - just from the FN side. Since this is a large portion of our files you could say that re: consultation and accommodation, boutiques like ours would do the bulk of the work for FNs, and that in this case large firms are representing corporate interests. However, for high-stakes litigation, FNs tend to go with larger firms. One client that comes to mind has our firm as the go-to for general work and Specific Claims, but went with Gowlings back when they were challenging the pipeline ruling. It's also not uncommon for FNs to have large firms act as general counsel or do corporate work. Especially when it comes to high-stakes litigation, large firms are doing the bulk of the work and are directly representing FN interests. Basically, there is some aboriginal law work that is exclusive to boutiques and some that is exclusive to large firms. There's also some general work that could be done by either. It evens out to roughly the same for large firms.
  10. Hey ! Yes, you will need a civil law degree in order to be eligible for the Québec Bar and also to attend bar school in Québec. Here is the list of steps one has to complete to become a member of the Québec bar: https://www.barreau.qc.ca/fr/ressources-avocats/devenir-avocat/. uOttawa's CDO will likely also have a lot of information on this for their LL.L and PDC students wishing to practice in Québec, so you will likely be able to find a lot of uOttawa specific information about this from them as well.
  11. @Lawpage06 Si ça peut te rassurer, je vais fort probablement refuser l'offre.
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  13. Question - is Dean’s list your cumulative law school grades or your grades from that year only?
  14. For what it’s worth, I appreciated the relationship advice 😛
  15. I just realized I wasted the above reply on a person who isn't even in law school yet. Let's take a step back even further and get some perspective. Please, please, please do not be one of those assholes in law school who imagines that large, Bay Street firms represents the "big leagues" in some sense, where all the best people go, and everyone else who can't hack it settles for something else. Please, do not be that person. There is so much about the legal marketplace you don't know, aren't expected to know, and so many possible avenues of interest for you out there. One of the reason so many lawyers in large firms are unhappy isn't because the work is inherently bad of soul-crushing. It's simply because they followed the most obvious path, bought into a lot of the myths lurking behind your questions, and simply grabbed what they thought they were supposed to aim for rather than spending any time at all actually evaluating and pursuing their genuine interests. Take the many opportunities you'll find in law school to figure out what actually interests you. Do not base your future career on what looked cool in television. Good luck.
  16. Ontario has its high profile work. For example, I'm sure that PST, OKT and a bunch of Bay St firms are all involved in this: https://www.lawtimesnews.com/news/general/ontario-first-nations-sign-on-to-access-road-for-ring-of-fire/326967
  17. I have to agree with the above comment that it doesn't sound like the PhD is for you. PhD programs expect that they are training future academics or, in some fields, professionals who require advanced research training. Law is not one of these fields, if I'm not mistaken (a lot of legal academics don't even have PhDs for that mattter). I don't know if you're wealthy, but you should also think about money. Most people are willing to endure the paltry stipends offered by PhD programs because they know that it's a necessary step to their academic career. But as a future lawyer, you'll be spending some of your prime years making poverty-level money while you could be getting ahead in Big Law (which, as you say, is your goal). If all of this is unconvincing, and you still plan on pursuing the PhD, then there are a couple things that I have learned that you should know (I also plan to pursue a JD and PhD, though with the goal of settling in academia). Most programs are flexible when it comes to concurrently pursuing the JD and PhD. You don't even have to do them at the same school to do them at the same time (I can't say that this applies universally, but it is fairly common). The only reason I mention the flexibility is that you would likely be allowed to take a year off for an articling position after you complete your JD requirements; then, you can return to complete your PhD. If you are worried about getting your foot in the door in the crucial post-JD graduation window, I would imagine that the articling position (if successful) should secure you the experience and the network to return to the professional world after completing your PhD.
  18. Recieved a waitlist offer this afternoon around 1:30 AST, accepted and hopeful!
  19. https://nca.legal/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PolicyManual2020.pdf
  20. This question makes me think of the guy who asked out the popular girl in school, got turned down, and now wants to know if there's a chance, down the road, if maybe she might become interested in him after all. I mean, it's not a stupid question in either situation, or an impossible outcome. The point of the comparison is more this - you should be focusing on the opportunities that will come between now and some hypothetical situation where as an associate with some experience you may or may not lateral into some position at a large firm. You sure as hell shouldn't be obsessing on the girl who turned you down during every relationship or opportunity you have between now and then. Let me put this another way. No one wants to be the girl you date (or the guy) while you are waiting for the one you really want. If you do that, you are both missing out on what the current relationship could be, and you are being an incredible ass at the same time to the person you're with. What kind of job or career do you imagine you are going to pursue while you are waiting around to be invited back to the big glass tower? Yes, large firms do sometimes recruit associates to lateral. But they are looking for otherwise successful, experienced early-career lawyers in those cases. Do you really imagine you are going to be successful, and get good experience, at some job where you are just putting in time and waiting for a call to do something better? Does anyone really want to hire that person? There is a whole legal marketplace of interesting and fulfilling opportunities out there. "Big law" represents only a slice of the whole. Speaking as someone who did OCI interviews, and did get a job but didn't end up taking it (that's a whole other story), but who got turned down by many big law employers in the process, let me tell you something. These firms aren't stupid. The people they send to interviews aren't stupid either. They knew I didn't belong there and they were right. Getting turned down by them was the best possible outcome for me. Anyway. Something to think about.
  21. I bank with TD. I pay my tuition to "UWO-Tuition", if I remember correctly it's the same payee for the deposit. If you still can't find it though I'd call or email the law admissions office
  22. Well, two things. First off, to the extent that you're right, the observation that bay street firms rarely practice one-off, low stakes, low value litigation is hardly unique to Aboriginal law. In general, Bay Street firms either participate in high stakes litigation, or low stakes litigation for clients of the firm. Second off, I think you're really underestimating the stakes and value of a lot of Aboriginal law issues. Delgamuukw involved logging rights over 58,000 square km of land, and thus the monetary value of the litigation was quite high. Notable counsel of record for the trial level decision were: Blakes for party intervenors, William & Donald Gladstone Lawson Lundel for Alcan Fasken as Amici Curiae Really, it boils down to this: bay street firms tend to practice high-stakes litigation. As such, they'll often be on the high-stakes Aboriginal law files. As with all areas of litigation, you'll also see a lot of high quality boutique firms on those files. You won't see them on the bulk of Aboriginal law files in the country, just like you won't see them on the bulk of any files in the country, because it's simply not worth it to hire a big firm to litigate a $5,000 claim. The same logic applies on the solicitor side – they'll often be involved, on both sides, in the big, headline making deals surrounding Indigenous groups (pipelines, for example), but they're much less likely to be on lower stakes files, unless they're GC for the First Nation or company negotiating the deal. I should also note that even though a lot of these firms are "bay street" firms, a lot of the really high end work is focused in the west (especially because BC doesn't have any treaties). Delgamuukw and Tsilqhot'in were both BC cases, and it looks like the litigation was run out of the BC offices of the major firms. In my experience, and @Jaggers can possibly comment better on this, a lot of the Ontario work is more routine.
  23. I was thinking the same thing, the link below shares the payee account names for different banks! https://registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/fee_payment_methods/methods_from_a_canadian_bank.html
  24. The Bay St firms do represent indigenous groups, but when you think of the firms that tend to do the most advocacy work representing them are boutiques. The two main ones in Toronto are Pape, Salter, Teillet and Olthuis Kleer Townshend. You can check their websites for the type of stuff they do.
  25. Are you guys certain this isn't another university called Western University in the States? Seems odd since the letter is pretty specific about what payee to add. Sorry if I'm being pedantic I just don't have $500 to throw away right now lol. Thanks for checking for me, though!
  26. While I agree with your overall position in not pursuing this matter further, either as a civil action or a regulatory complaint, I nonetheless think the LSA should be more active in these circumstances. If we accept the premise that articling is a licensing requirement that instills competence, then the LSA should be as concerned with this as they would be with cheating on the bar exams. Simply put, this employer should not be supervising any articling students in the future unless they have a valid justification for this sudden termination. Given that no notice was given, they should at least have to claim that covid affected their bottom line and they couldn't afford to employ you anymore.
  27. Hi there! Does anyone know if law schools require a minimum number of credits at a certain year level (e.g. x credits at the third-year level or above) to be eligible for admission? Specifically for Ontario law schools, but any information about BC would be appreciated as well! Thank you!
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