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  1. (I am not an employment lawyer, nor do I have any experience in that area) Curious, how do you see the application of employment standards legislation (hypothetically) assisting someone in a similar position to the OP?
  2. Yes. Many, perhaps even most small firms would expect a new associate to do some of this type of business development. I second the recommendation that you, with respect, STFU if you have no experience in private practice.
  3. I doubt it’s more difficult to convince Canadian legal employers to hire you if you graduated from Stanford than if you graduated from Osgoode. Why would you ever think that? Now, if you have borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars to get that law degree from Stanford, and you expect to find a legal job in Canada that starts at $200,000, you are going to of course have a very bad time. But, you won’t have a more difficult time getting a legal job.
  4. My advice is that you should write a strictly timed LSAT. You’ve asked what to focus on to increase your chances of getting accepted to these schools as much as possible. A very high LSAT will improve your chances more than anything else could. You’re concerned that you’re simply not intelligent enough for law school. Well, after you write the LSAT, I can guarantee you’ll have a much more realistic idea of how intelligent (or, unintelligent) you are. You’ve also asked what others have done to gain acceptance to law school. I achieved a very high LSAT score. That was essentially the end of the story; I was able to get accepted anywhere I wanted, from Columbia through Toronto. I believe you also asked some other things, but I can’t be bothered to go back and try a second time to decipher that block of text you posted.
  5. Why are you working here to begin with? Are you actively applying for other positions? I don’t understand why your “plan” doesn’t involve getting a new job. Why would you continue working for an unethical crackpot who makes you do her daughter’s homework? (On a side note, are you not concerned about completing work that you know is going to be submitted fraudulently as someone else’s work?....)
  6. You should first take a look at (or rather, your friend should) the process for being called to the bar in BC. The bar examS are only two components of the PLTC.
  7. The worst is when an assistant has been exposed to this sort of wording for decades and now writes in a confused (and confusing) lawyerese-like jibberish. I must have redrafted hundreds of pieces of correspondence down to about 20% of the words in her drafts.
  8. Have you applied to any civil law government positions? DOJ, etc. Government may be a better fit for you, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a prosecutor.
  9. It sounds like you need to change your workplace, but not necessarily your practise area. The issues you’ve mentioned pertain to your workplace, not so much the type of law you’re practising. I don’t understand why you’re considering a complete 180 from solicitor work to traffic court. You’ll be on your feet in court every single day with minimal time to prepare. Things will probably be “chaotic and disorganized” there, as well (perhaps in a different way...).
  10. I think it is. You stated previously that the average new home was much bigger than in the past. The average new condo in Toronto is some 40% smaller than in 1990. A family can’t live in a 600 square foot condo. Thus, the price of a detached home is relevant, in my opinion.
  11. WRT to Vancouver, are we looking at the same graph? Isn’t the cost of a detached home 50% higher, as a percentage of median household income, than it was even at the highest of the late-80s housing bubble?
  12. In Vancouver, I currently rent a nice 2 bed condo. I pay $3100. Assessed value is 1.3. I couldn’t afford this as a junior associate on Bay Street. Even with zero debt. And, if somehow I could, I definitely couldn’t afford to travel.
  13. i don’t understand this concept. How is one a “real estate millionaire”, unless you mean only on paper? Once you actually sell your home, you need another, don’t you?
  14. He said you’re the sole income earner. He even underlined that point. That implies you have a family to house and support. On a personal note, my spouse and I have a total gross income equal to approximately 2.5-3 Bay Street associates. We also have significant educational debt and live in the most overpriced city in the country. We do ok, but if we had children and only one of our incomes, my lifestyle would suck.
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