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  1. I don't tend to bring up the fact that I'm a lawyer, but when I was practicing in my previous area, the responses I would get from people varied from "oh ok" to "that's cool" to "so you're one of the bad guys". In my current area, when people find out what I do, their responses vary between "oh that's nice" to "but you don't seem weird" to "wow, you must be really smart". Also had people ask questions in x area of law which is totally unrelated to mine and then they respond with "aren't you supposed to know this? You're a lawyer" when I tell them I can't answer their questions because I practice in area y.🙄
  2. I'm assuming the same platform they used for the LPP "mock interviews." Not quite sure what it's called, but basically they had some pre-determined questions that you had to answer via video which was recorded and then sent to the folks over at the LPP. Safe to say you don't need to wear pants for it as long as you don't get up.
  3. What makes you assume women are on Bay St. or would want to change it? What makes you assume that women would have an opinion? 🙄🙄 Those are fair questions and those who are within that mindset should be free to answer. Not sure why OP is getting attacked here.
  4. You're minimizing people's accomplishments by suggesting they are a direct result of some sort of advantage and, thereby, any resulting achievements were because of "privilege" and are somehow unworthy or unearned. I feel fortunate for the opportunities I've been given but, they were not handed to me. The opportunities were not a result of some sort of an advantage. Many of them were due to taking risks, sheer luck and/or hard work. If the "privilege" you're referring to means leaving everything behind in a war-torn country and growing up on welfare (with donation bin meals) then yes, completing post-secondary education and subsequently landing a great job with a good salary makes me privileged. Correct me if I'm wrong, and maybe I am but, I'm sure that you, out of most people here, would not appreciate being presumptuously labeled as "privileged" by someone who doesn't know your history.
  5. Thought it was better than paying someone else's mortgage. Also, investment. Time will tell whether a good one or not. Bay/Lakeshore area, King West, some Yorkdale places seem to be going for around that these days. I got mine for a steal but, it took some time to find. $1400-1500 right now is deff not the standard. Pre-builds (which is what I thinking and probably should've referenced) are going for that now which, I'm assuming, is what they expect the prices to be in 3-4 years or so. Just kind of insane how prices have essentially doubled since 2015. I've seen a condo that went for $600k in 2015, go for $1.2mil just recently.
  6. Coming fresh out of the market.. shoebox condos go for WAY more. Over $1000/sqf on average and that's if you get lucky or it needs some sort of work/no light/inconvenient location. New builds are coming in around $1400-1500/sqf. Let's say you actually find something "affordable", the likelihood is that you'll be paying around 50% of your monthly income towards your housing cost (i.e., mortgage, condo fees, utilities, property taxes etc.). Ok off topic rant over.
  7. Not to be cliche...but.. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Or.. easier to get a job once you have a job. Making the move later on is still quite possible but, at the end of the day, you know what's right for you. Either way, great problem to have! Congrats!
  8. Easier to get a job if you have a job. Rang true for me. It looks better to other employers that you did a decently good job so as to get hired. You can say you got offered a position but some might be sceptical.
  9. Loblaws is hiring: https://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=980aff8ecb574707&tk=1d4u93cpe0kc5000&from=serp&vjs=3
  10. Not a must-have, but more of a bonus, especially as a young practitioner.
  11. Don't know if you're in Toronto, but the Toronto Lawyer's Association gives free memberships to new calls. Might as well.
  12. I know some law schools in Canada offer part-time. Why not explore that route?
  13. What are people's views on an associate starting their own practice only two years in? Seems like she worked at https://www.rktaxlaw.com/ for a bit before starting her firm.
  14. yep! Also, all things equal, after tax a single income of $150,000 nets less than 2x $75,000.
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