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  1. Thanks so much for sharing . I am clerking and then completing my article in civil litigation, but am very interested in crown work. Do you think starting out in civil is a bar to that career? I have kind of fallen in love with criminal law through my clerkship, and I'd love to hear your perspective.
  2. Hi folks, I am curious how the firm you articled with impacted your career down the road? What are your perspectives with their own careers, or with seeing your colleagues' careers regarding the impact a lawyer's articling firm has on their overall career trajectory. Did working somewhere with prestige right off the bat destine you for success? Did working somewhere less than ideal at first hinder you later? Does the firm make the lawyer or vice versa? Would love to hear your experiences.
  3. Thank you very much! I am working at a small firm next year in an urban environment, but am curious about what lawyers in other work environments experience as well.
  4. I am moving on to a family law practice once I am done clerking, and am feeling nervous about private practice. So I was wondering from family lawyers -- how is your practice going? Are you finding that you need to seek out clients? Are you working long hours? Making ends meet? How are you handling burn out from managing high emotions all of the time? I am in Alberta, so would love to hear that perspective in particular, but happy to hear from anyone. I would also love to hear comparisons between junior and senior associates, as well as firm vs sole practice situations, if you have those perspectives. Thanks for your time! Apologies if this is an overdone topic.
  5. Fair enough. This is probably a good perspective to take and makes a lot of sense. Thank you for this -- gets me out of that "woe is me" mindset.
  6. Ok this is good advice. I will do that. Thank you so much.
  7. This may be fruitless but I thought I would give it a shot. My principal has been really bad at responding to emails, and I am still waiting for him to sign the articling agreement the Law Society sent to him. He has lots of time because I am clerking currently, but I just really don't want to be lost in the shuffle. HR knows he has the email too. The Law Society has told me that they don't send reminders. I sent an email saying to let me know if he needs more information or didn't receive it. Radio silence. HR responded to me so I still have a job clearly (haha 😐) but I just don't know how to get him to respond to my emails. Anyone else experience having to remind their principals more than once to return the articling agreement? What is best practice here? There may not be an answer to this but I thought I would try.
  8. Hi everyone, I am clerking in Alberta for 10 months after third year, which means I need 5 more months of an article afterwards. I was wondering if there is anybody else who had the experience of having a clerkship lined up, but not an article for after by the beginning of their third year. Did you find your article before you graduated or during your clerkship? Would just love to hear how unusual this is, and any tips from people who have gone through it!
  9. Hey! I've lived in Mission and loved it, but Kensington is definitely the most convenient for getting to school. It is also really vibrant with lots of other students living there, shops, restaurants, etc. Mission is great, but not being by the train makes it more difficult to get to school. I live in Marda Loop and love it -- given that the 20 goes directly to the school I would say it's even more convenient than Mission. But you can't beat Kensington for convenience. Mission is closer to 17th ave which is where there's a lot of bar patios and nightlife, so that is a benefit. I found living there for a few years, I got to know a lot of the regulars that were also in their 30s and it had a real community feel. That said, I am sure Kensington has a similar community spirit. I'll also add that both have really lovely parks and access to the river so are great for long walks when you need study breaks -- it's not all about the nightlife! Quality of life is so affected by the area you live in, so you're right to try to pick out the right area for you Also the Safeway is better in Kensington if that matters to you
  10. Yes, I'm pretty sure they did.
  11. A colleague of mine just told me that he did interview at DLA, but I hadn't heard of anyone else. I think it was a small crowd. Also, just answered my own question, but others may want to know -- the Crown has sent out second interviews.
  12. Does someone mind posting when second interviews for the Calgary Crown are sent out? Biting my nails over here
  13. Field started to send out emails this afternoon. Good luck everyone
  14. City of Calgary emailed this morning too
  15. My coworker has heard from McLeod and McLennan Ross in Calgary, if that's helpful.
  16. Has anyone heard from City of Calgary yet?
  17. Alberta Justice sent out emails with Doodle polls on Friday. Good luck everyone!
  18. Offers from Edmonton are out. Anyone hear from Calgary?
  19. This is my exact experience with them too so I'll cross my fingers for both of us
  20. It was my understanding that NRF doesn't do any ITCs, according to some summer students and the career office. Someone definitely correct me if I'm wrong.
  21. Exactly the information I was looking for! Thank you very much
  22. Does anyone know the amount of 2Ls Norton Rose Calgary usually hires? I have a good idea of how many articling students they have year to year, but I'm not sure how many of those were from a 1L pool. Any information is appreciated!
  23. Fair, I may be a super-nerd for thinking some of my classes actually were super fun in first year Good to know about tax! I was thinking of taking it next year, so I am glad it is interesting. Thanks for the tips!
  24. For those of you who have completed your second and/or third year at the UofC, which courses do you recommend? Which ones were a ton of fun, which ones were easy, which ones were brutally hard but super useful, etc. We pick our classes in about a week, and I have some ideas, but I'd love to hear from people who have actually taken the classes. Thanks in advance!
  25. No, at least not when I was going through the process last year. An email was sent to my references with a link to form to fill in about me. There wasn't a way to look at them. That's why it's always good to ask, "Can you write a strong reference for me?" Then you don't have to wonder. One of my references even made a point of telling me that he really appreciated that I used that language when asking him.
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