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  1. celli660

    Starting Your Own Practice

    As someone who is looking at taking over from a lawyer down the road, possibly sooner than later, my main concern is mentorship and bouncing ideas. Especially for a person with less than 5 years as a lawyer. Where do you soles get these resources from? Do you simply know other lawyers that you can reasonably rely on to help you with some guidance, or do you just yolo your decisions and hope it turns out for the best? What if I get something new across my desk that is routine/low risk but has weirdnesses that only people in that sector know about (eg. filing a builder's lien, obtaining an encroachment from a neighbour, etc)?
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    Paying LOC Interest

    I really don't, but investing information is easy to learn. Two books would teach you vastly more than I know about investments. That being said, I have been looking at making a dividend portfolio for a while, so I happened to know the information that the person was looking for.
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    Privilege is...

    Yes you were. You were wrongly accusing the person of being white, having white privilege and ignoring 'reality'. There is no other way of interpreting your comment except that way. It's not like this was a passing remark at a cocktail party, it's written right there above with no edit.
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    Low Gpa [2.0]

    You shouldn't give up, but you shouldn't expect to get into law school with those grades. If you really want to get into law school, take an entirely new degree and get straight As.
  5. celli660

    Privilege is...

    I get this to some extent, but it's not a reasonable position to take. I mean, sure there are some class overlaps. You know, you watch harassment videos of black kids getting pulled over they're wearing clothes they like to wear, whiteys and jeans, timbs maybe or whatever, maybe a watch, while most white kids don't really dress that way. So I can see that there is some aspect of dressing for success/failure being a part, but I could bet that on average, similarly dressed and mannered minorities are treated different than white kids. And perhaps this goes to the assumption of class privilege attaching to white people, but if that assumption attaches because of their skin colour, then they enjoy a form of racial privilege regardless of how you deconstruct it.
  6. celli660

    Privilege is...

    But, here you're talking like you personally lived through barriers as a PoC, or if you're saying you just had an easy time because you are white and privileged, then what point are you making?
  7. celli660

    Privilege is...

    But really, and honestly, this discussion doesn't matter, because I am never going to change my mind about whether or not you're an overgeneralizer and you're never going to stop thinking of yourself as someone who had to work harder than your peers to get exactly the same outcome.
  8. celli660

    Privilege is...

    The first link reads like a post from r/thathappened and describes one person's experience. It's conclusive proof that one person felt discriminated against (maybe?) and still got exactly what they wanted, it neither proves nor disproves that the person had to work harder for the same position as a white male applying for the same position. I also worry that you actually think the Globe and Mail website is a valid source of proof for anything. The remainder of your links are all general information about the experiences of minorities in the entire workforce, in England. I don't know why you think that should generalize to Canadian law firms or legal professionals, which was my entire critique of your position to begin with. Perhaps, if you had carefully read what it was that I was saying, you might not have missed that I accused you of painting with too broadly a brush, a very small minority of the workforce in Canada and in the legal profession. See because your original comment was: Which is just tripe, because when you compare the entire workforce, then yes you do see patterns of discrimination and labour imbalances between white and non-white persons. That is demonstrably true. But when you start telling lawyers that "literally any" of the lawyers or law students of colour in their firms probably had to work harder than someone else at that same firm to get to the same position, it seems unlikely that you're actually talking truth but just rehashing things you know about the general marketplace. Well congrats on knowing things about the population, but any idiot knows that population-level proof does not always manifest itself the same way within smaller subsets of the same population for whatever reasons (inclusive and diversity-sensitive hiring practices, competitive and merit-based grades, etc) and again, to reiterate, you have no basis for telling anyone that they didn't work as hard as anyone else on average or in the particular, because you have no basis for making any such statement.
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    Privilege is...

    And how the fuck would you know that? I mean, barring the fact that "because you say so" you're painting a very small population with a very wide brush.
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    Paying LOC Interest

    That's .82 per quarter, for a yearly yield of 3.28/share. Share price fluctuations from RY's earnings today might lower all your yields...
  11. celli660

    Paying LOC Interest

    Bank dividend yields range from 3.3 -4.5% right now, with BNS topping it out at 4.46 and TD at the bottom at 3.26
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    Paying LOC Interest

    Take money out of the LOC to pay the interest. Makes the effective rate higher by monthly compounding, but it's not that bad at the very low rate you're getting.
  13. @easttowest Your argument is best suited to the deans of the law schools, not the members of the bar, but then those deans have no obligation to their students except to provide quality education. So I guess this reiterates the "what exactly it is that you see as the problem?" question. The licensing of law is based on having a Canadian law degree or a foreign degree could with passing NCA exams, each of which are necessary conditions to become a member of the bar. However, in order to be sufficiently practiced in legal work, you are required to obtain one year of practical experience under a lawyer duly qualified to train you in the practice of law. Now this sort of thing happens in a lot of other professions. Engineers need a certain number of hours as an EIT under a PEng, residents need a certain number of whatever the heck residents need under a MD, all manner of trades require up to four years of experience in their industry under a journeyman in their trade before they are capable of being journeymen (journeypeople?). Now I don't really hear about an apprenticeship crisis, but I can bet there are thousands more people graduating from technical schools who struggle to get hours to fill their blue book than there are law students who can't get articles. So why is it such a big deal for law students? I figure it's because A, you're in the legal marketplace and you mostly only care to here about other people in the legal profession, and/or B because debt/general entitlement to practice should allow law students to earn an above average income as compared to an apprentice plumber. So whats makes law different from any other profession that has to compete for training and jobs?
  14. So, your critique is that lawyers compete with each other in a capitalist economy? I don't get what you're trying to say, but if I read closely enough I think you're arguing somehow that capitalism itself is wrong and by reflection so is the legal profession. Does that about sum this up? If not, I can't understand what your argument is, except that somehow you're against people "racing to the bottom", whatever that means.
  15. Just to add to this, our firm (a two-lawyer operation) has received no less than four calls from law school graduates who offered to work for free for the articling term or some portion thereof.
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