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  1. Oh god. That’s awful. I was one of the lucky ones but the class next to us was always kept until 3:00 pm. I felt so bad for them.
  2. Not to mention furiously reviewing your materials for both exams on top of said doing/worrying about not doing assessments.
  3. I summered at my current employer previously and was able to handle some hefty responsibilities in terms of files. I also loved the practice area and the team. I guess I was memorable enough that when I applied for my current role my manager was very excited to have me back. There are definitely opportunities for me to progress and develop as counsel. I have already been given more responsibilities than was initially set out in my job description and will be taking on some more projects in the near future. There is a relatively flat hierarchy so if you’re asking about moving into a managerial role then I’m not too certain because I haven’t thought about doing that. I’m not the type of person who wants to climb the ladder so to speak so I’m perfectly happy with being recognized for what I do while growing myself professionally rather than gunning for a bigger desk/office. Even though I work 35 hours a week I do carry a significant file load with set timelines to achieve. I delegate wherever I can and am constantly looking for ways to be efficient without sacrificing substance. I do have a fair bit of background in the specific type of work that I do so that also helps. I hope this helps! Sorry I can’t be more specific.
  4. I think there’s a good chance we have already met or will meet at some point! How do you do, “stranger”? 😄
  5. I practice administrative/regulatory law in an in-house capacity. My schedule is definitely more relaxed compared to those who are in private practice since I don’t have billable hours.
  6. 7:05 am: wake up, lay in bed for 10 - 20 minutes playing on my phone, get up and do a mini clean of the apartment (ie. put away laundry that’s dried overnight, wipe down the kitchen counters/appliances and stovetop briefly, put recycling/garbage by the door), make breakfast, and send husband off to work Between 8:00 am and 8:30 am: start my computer, drink coffee, and eat breakfast while I check my emails Time spent working is typically: 20% emails 70% file work - drafting and reviewing various documents and correspondence and delegating work to my assistant/others 10% phone work 12:30 pm to 1:00pm: start my one hour lunch break. I’m the type that loses momentum in the afternoon so I like to crank out as much work as I can in the morning. Afternoon: rinse and repeat my above breakdown of work Between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm: log off computer and start cooking dinner. Between 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm: lights out. My husband wakes up at 4:30 am so I am forced to go to bed around this time. 9 hours is generally what I get every night absent the odd times that I do work late. Of course there are meetings to attend from time to time and other “emergencies” that derail my entire plan for the day, but this is my typical WFH schedule.
  7. Cannot speak for MAG but I did article in what most people would categorize as “government”. If you are only looking to find a first year associate position with another employer without too many requirements that would significantly narrow your pool of potential opportunities (ex. wanting to practice in a specific setting doing a very specific type of work) then it is do-able with some effort in your part. Nothing is going to be a walk in the park, and government hiring depends heavily on budget even if there is need. I left my former employer after articles because my interests were elsewhere. Another former student I know stayed and is still there (very happily). I think it all boils down to: 1) do you have a desire to stay, if so, are you willing to work hard to try and make that happen, and 2) if you don’t want to stay, then your own job search efforts & the general environment will dictate when/how you find your next opportunity. edited for readability 😊
  8. Allard had robes when we did our first year moot. I actually didn’t like wearing them. I felt like I was swimming in it.
  9. Great work! I can completely relate to your panic. When I was articling I also was not sure how long tasks would take me, and that was because I had absolutely no experience in the field. Things I thought would take me a long time usually ended up being no more than an hour once I got familiar with it. The converse was also true. You are gaining experience in different areas as you article so it’s normal to feel like you are not prepared when you enter a new rotation. All of the different types of work you receive will not only provide you with experience in a specific practice area, but they will also push you to build and develop practice management skills. Please please believe in yourself. Trust that you have the ability to succeed and find the solutions that you need. 😊
  10. In-house counsel here. No expectations that I have to be in the office. In fact, those of us who can WFH have been strongly encouraged to do so. I go in once a week to deal with some paper files/securely shred printed materials and notes but that’s entirely of my own accord. My assistant and a couple of other coworkers are also in the office when I’m there so going in is a a nice way to touch base about our work and actually see people in person. Otherwise, my workday is pretty much spent in comfy lounge clothes and sparkly slippers.
  11. Recently sent correspondence on a file that contained references to one of two documents that a party had provided. Both had similar content but slightly different dates. Figure out shortly after it’s sent that I apparently referenced the wrong document. Cue mad scrambling to fix my mistake. My only saving grace was that my reference was vague enough to apply to both documents so I could get away with the assumption that I had simply made a typo when writing the date. Not a good feeling. I also once wrote “orthopedic sturgeon” instead of “orthopedic surgeon” in official correspondence, but that typo was caught before the letter was sent.
  12. I second Starling. Please chill as much as possible before PLTC. I did not do nearly enough of that and I low key regret this.
  13. Agree with OWH and Ryn. Check with counsel who have experience dealing with LSO, but my gut tells me that being candid will get you a long ways with the credentials committee should the regulator have concerns.
  14. I haven't been down at the courthouse as frequently as I perhaps should be, but the one thing that I've picked up on is how courteous counsel are to self-represented litigants (or, at least, they try to be). Please, please, please don't be that obnoxious student who thinks they are a big shot and treat the unrepresented opposing party like they are scum on your shoe. I haven't seen this happen too often (thank goodness), but I'm always left cringing inside whenever I do see it. Hegdis and others, please correct me if I'm wrong about the frequency of this type of incivility. I can only hope that it doesn't occur often.
  15. Current 1L. There is now a credit restraint on the number of credits we can get for clinics, externships, and moots. It is now a MAXIMUM of 20 credits. The Indigenous Legal Clinic is 15 credits this year, so that leaves you with five more credits that you can obtain from any other clinic or moot. If I recall correctly, the Indigenous Legal Clinic does operate throughout the summer, but you must be in 2L or 3L to apply. The clinic itself requires Evidence as a prerequisite, which you won't be able to take until the summer of 1L (if you so choose) so the earliest you can participate in the clinic is in 2L. This would definitely throw a wrench into your plans. If you have any other questions about the credits, the best person to ask would be Kaila Mikkelsen. She is the Assistant Dean, Students and is very knowledgeable about the JD program. Personally, however, I very much doubt that you'll be able to complete all three specializations throughout the course of your degree considering how many courses they require in addition to the mandatory courses in upper years.
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