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  1. WannaBeLaw99

    Average Starting Salary

    Those are roughly my hours and my sense is that BJs might be substantially worse than that but, again, this is probably practise group dependent, year of call dependent, etc...
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    Average Starting Salary

    I know a few people there and their hours are among the worst on Bay, probably practise group dependent.
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    Lol, this. Calling a $100K starting salary with potential to advance to $200K+ without generating a single client a pyramid scheme is offensive to any victim of a real pyramid scheme.
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    I’m in my third year of practise and have met many surly senior clerks, maybe you’ll meet one on day 5.
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    Salary Negotiation Tips

    If you don’t establish the 6 month renegotiation timeline now, I doubt the firm will be willing to renegotiate in 6 months given that junior lawyers’ salaries are uniformly re-evaluated on an annual basis.
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    LSO Future of Articling/LPP

    Pretty poorly worded press release, are they implying that they’re going to eliminate unpaid articling? If so, I’m all for that change. I’m not a big fan of audits and mandatory training for articling principals, there are already plenty of disincentives to hiring articling students (I suppose an additional one is that now they have to actually be paid), not sure why the LSO wants to create new ones.
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    Work hours in big law

    I practise securities at a downtown Toronto law firm and my hours are similar to testcase’s; however, I tend to work slightly more over the weekend. I can’t speak to lawyers in other practise areas, but my sense is that most similarly situated lawyers are working similar hours. I’m a third year call for reference.
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    Worried B- student

    You will probably get no interviews, so apply more broadly to increase your chances.
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    Career Services Megathread poll!

    Uriel I don’t know where you find the time to do this, but I suggest everyone appreciate the effort! I also work in ‘biglaw’ and it’s enough of a struggle for me to find the time to go for coffeee with the odd student, much less manage a Q&A.
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    Re-Writing One Bar Exam and Articling (Ontario)

    If you acknowledge that there is a stigma then I think it logically follows that it makes sense not to broadcast it to your employer to the greatest extent possible. I don’t think the stigma is justified either, but it’s a competitive job market so why bother giving the partners any ammunition not to hire you back?
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    Working hours and lifestyle

    Yeah, it's why I have 400+ posts on here despite having posted about 8 times in my two years in practise.
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    Working hours and lifestyle

    Yeah, I think there's some self-selection bias at play. I think the loudest voices on these forums come from students who are gunning for 'BigLaw' jobs and students/lawyers who hate their BigLaw jobs. I'm pretty sure that it's well-established that people are much more likely to complain about a poor experience than to praise a positive one, so I suspect the grievances are severely over-represented, and that there are a number of happy 'BigLaw' lawyers who just don't post about it.
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    Handling students

    I wouldn't ask the student to put together a control sheet, since the onus should be on the student to manage his or her workload and not vice-versa. I would instead ask the student to advise you on an ongoing basis as to whether they are able to meet deadlines and of the number of hours that they are putting in. I have found that there are two types of students, those who put in too many hours and those who slack off. If the latter is failing to meet deadlines, then part of the solution would be be for the student to work harder. Obviously, you will need to adjust your approach if you're dealing with the former.
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    Seeking Old Outline

    I'll flip you the one I put together for his class in 2015. I'm out of town today, but send me a reminder tomorrow and I'll do it then.
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