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  1. Nope. Well not exclusively I mean. Some experience was more niche (tax) so some tax law firms did show interest. If you're positioned to do anything litigation related it becomes a pretty broad spectrum. I interviewed with multiple family law firms but didn't take a single family law course in law school.
  2. This is super important. I didn't have any luck during the formal recruit. But once I started beefing up my extra curriculars my phone wouldn't stop ringing. The includes mooting, clinic work, pro bono work, and any sort of practical internships you can get your hands on. I had something like 23 interviews outside of the formal recruit and leading up to graduation (around like march to june). Fun fact: part of the reason the number kept getting higher was because I never ended up articling at any of those firms. But I did eventually get a phenomenal articling position at where I am currently and couldn't be happier.
  3. Awesome thanks so much. Do you happen to have any links to the spreadsheets/discussions you found helpful on this site?
  4. Hello Everyone Salary negotiations are coming up for me so just wanted to get an idea of what would be reasonable entering as a first year associate. Like I said firm is super niche and based out of downtown toronto. But the work the firm does is internationally based and there are a few lawyers in the firm. There arent a lot of lawyers that practice in this area so the bar is really small. Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts!
  5. I would keep it. Just make sure it's well maintained. Most people don't realize it, but beards are a lot of work.
  6. Yea apparently this is actually a thing. Just wanted to know if anyone has actually done it.
  7. Does anyone have any experience with it? I kind of still have the travel bug and would love to work abroad this year but don't want to delay my articles anymore than I already have.
  8. Thanks for the concern. No I haven't officially accepted the position. As such there's no official relationship yet. It's more just to feel out if I can handle the commute. If I feel that I the commute is too much, then I won't accept the offer. If it's fine, I'll accept it. I think the concerns are more around whether I accepted it or not. If I did, I think this would be an entirely different story. Granted there are other things to consider in this temporary arrangement but hopefully all goes well.
  9. I would also add, could you be the person to bring a litigation practice into the firm? Perhaps doing corporate litigation?
  10. You wanna switch with me lol I'm kind of in an interesting position myself. I got offered an articling position at this firm but because it's a bit of a commute we agreed to do a one week trial base sort of thing to see if it works out. It's refugee and family, so I think there's a fair amount of tribunal and litigation work. But I don't like the subject matter. Litigation is always good. But I always found corporate work interesting and took a fair amount of corporate courses in school. So I'm not sure whether I should stick around after the week😶
  11. Reposted here because it seemed more relevant: I was wondering what the likelihood of getting pigeon holed in the area of practice your article with? Ex. If you article with family law firm would be able to transition to say into general litigation after? Or are you doing family law for the rest of your career? I use family law as an example because I might article at a family law firm but I'm also curious about the question in general.
  12. I was wondering what the likelihood of getting pigeon holed in the area of practice your article with? Ex. If you article with family law firm would be able to transition to say into general litigation after? Or are you doing family law for the rest of your career?
  13. Oh you were able to make your case through participation? That's awesome and might work for me then. Thanks!
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