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    Average Starting Salary

    Personally, I'm a believer in this idea.
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    Finding Work as a New Call

    I articled (am articling, I guess? For a tiny bit longer) at a tax litigation boutique. So not only a very specialized field, a very specialized part of that field!
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    Finding Work as a New Call

    See that's the thing I keep saying! I've been applying to those places regardless. Just haven't had much luck.
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    Finding Work as a New Call

    Hey all, So I am going to be called to the Ontario Bar in June. Huzzah! I made it! Unfortunately, my fiancée is in Halifax. So we have had a discussion, and I will be returning to Halifax. So, I'm looking for advice. See, I articled in my dream field, but unfortunately it seems like everyone interested in hiring someone in that field wants a 2-3 year call. So I'm effectively starting from scratch. It seems like very few, if any, places actually want a soon-to-be new call. MY questions are, I hope, straightforward: 1) how did you approach the job hunt as a new call? 2) did you consider or take on non-lawyer work? 3) what advice do you have for someone who has only worked in a narrow field of law who must now branch out? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Average Starting Salary

    Wrong! You also have delicious, valuable bone marrow.
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    UVic vs Dalhousie

    So I graduated from Dal law last year, so I can put some concerns to rest. There are technically four Dal Campuses - the Truro Agricultural Campus, the Sexton Campus, the Studley Campus, and the Carleton Campus. You can forget about every single one of those except for the Studley Campus. The Weldon Law building, aside from maybe the SUB, is the only building you will ever visit. They are both on the main Studley Campus. All of your courses are in the Weldon Law building. You don't have to be concerned about losing that "campus feeling" because you will probably never interact with your undergrad peers at any of the non-Studley Campuses anyway. The Studley Campus is massive, and everything is entirely walkable.
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    Dungeons & Dragons on Bay Street

    Ok well everyone interested send me a PM - I could make a Discord chat or something and we could figure something out.
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    Dungeons & Dragons on Bay Street

    That makes two players.. if we get two more I'll run it!
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    Dungeons & Dragons on Bay Street

    Consider this a real offer, by the way. If you happen to find a couple of folks who are interested, I am always happy to run a short campaign or a one-off to get people interested and familiar with the rules.
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    Dungeons & Dragons on Bay Street

    😏 AND NO ONE TAGGED ME IN THIS THREAD?! Unfortunately I will not be in Toronto after articling, but I am always happy to run an introductory session for folks who are interested..
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    Policy Analyst [Tax - Victoria BC]

    I would, but my fiancée is also on the opposite coast
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    Policy Analyst [Tax - Victoria BC]

    Goddamnit why is this on the opposite coast of where I want to live. Following this regardless.
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    Associate Positions

    Right? I mean I -only- do tax litigation, and I'm just now coming to terms with the scale and scope of tax litigation problems. I don't even mean understanding the problems themselves, just recognizing the contours.
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    Associate Positions

    I always get nervous when I see a super junior person strike out on their own doing tax. I mean I have done nothing BUT tax all goddamn year and I can tell you I wouldn't be at a point where I could be considered truly competent for at least like 5 years. Maybe doing informal stuff, but certainly not the breadth and width this firm says they can do.
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    McGill/ u of t

    On the other hand, I went in knowing I wanted to do tax law, and I am now doing tax law and want to keep doing tax law. Mind, I am a weirdo.
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