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  1. The point was that some people feel like you can make the same amount of money as a lawyer in much more pleasant ways. You presented a pleasant life but it doesn't really come close to what a lot of lawyers, like @Rashabon, make. The fact of the matter is, for most people, being a lawyer is a quick (and painful) ticket to upper middle class. We are talking about a profession that pays its interns more than the median household income in some jurisdictions. To say that there are "many other, more pleasant ways to make $ than become a lawyer" isn't all that true.
  2. Seriously. The CBA even released a podcast yesterday to address the situation. https://theeverylawyer.simplecast.com/episodes/school-days
  3. I think it's kinda cool. However, I picture my funeral to be a shot for shot remake of the medal ceremony at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope.
  4. MP, last year they piloted a mass bar call at the Edmonton court house. I don't think submissions were made by each principal. So this could be an option for OP but they should follow up with appropriate contacts to see if a mass call will be happening again this year.
  5. A lot of people say this, but it's not all that true. It's not like these people will suddenly have an aptitude for medicine or finance. And both of those professions are filled with miserable people who arguably work more hours.
  6. It's not a bad idea to know what a lawyer does on a day-to-day basis before going to law school. TLS Forums has a great thread that goes into a day in the life of US lawyers in different practice areas, states, firm sized etc. Wouldn't hurt to read through that a bit. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with going into law for the money, just make sure you know what you have to go through on a daily basis to earn your pay cheque.
  7. Read Waters Law of Trusts in Canada Consider joining STEP Also, you should familiarize yourself with the 2016 amendments to the Income Tax Act - the laws regarding trusts changed and they aren't really in vogue for estate planning these days (unless you are looking at more complex matters like income splitting, flowing through gains from a QSBC sale, etc.). However you should probably defer to a tax practitioner for these kinds of issues.
  8. Do people put where they articled in their bios when they are working for a different firm? I've never seen this. I mostly see "X worked/articled at a large national" or "Y went to work for a regional law firm when he/she graduated law school and joined us in 2017". I've never seen actual articling name drops.
  9. https://managementconsulted.com/legal-consulting/transition-management-consulting-after-law-school/ https://managementconsulted.com/consulting-recruiting/how-to-become-a-consultant-from-a-legal-background/
  10. Ahhh ok. That makes sense Yeah to OP, my comment is with respect to mid-sized firms generally. There are plenty of large firms that have great work-life balance and many with crap resources. I wouldn't only apply to mid-sized firms thinking they are all alike. You may jive way better with the particular culture at a small or large firm.
  11. It probably means exactly what it says? This isn't exactly a ridiculous mentality... Generally a midsize offers better hours than a larger firm and allows you to have a more meaningful contribution to files you work on, while having more resources and generally better pay than a small firm.
  12. Well hallelujah and holy shit - where's the Tylenol?!
  13. Further, the cellulose really messes with the way the cheese melts. Doesn't turn into flowing/stringy cheese goodness.
  14. If you don't get any bites around here, maybe try TLS forums probably a lot more people in the know around there.
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