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  1. Thanks, Jaggers. Very helpful indeed. I would guess I probably need 3-5 years experience before I head towards the in-house world though right? I just entered my third year of practice last week.
  2. Yeah, insurance defence work is definitely not as glamorous as employment. But you take what you can get when you're new on the scene. Do they let the litigation lawyers assist with or work on non-litigation matters?
  3. Jaggers, Besides insurance companies I did not know that in-house positions existed for litigation lawyers. Almost all in-house positions that I see posted (except for insurance companies) are for corporate/commercial, securities and/or employment lawyers. But I will keep an eye out. Thanks.
  4. Hello everyone, I am entering my 3rd year (2018 call) as an associate at a boutique litigation firm (10 lawyers) in downtown Toronto and I have been considering making a switch to a solicitor role. I am wondering if it is possible at this stage of my career to make such a switch? Also, I would be grateful if anyone has any practical tips for how one might go about making the switch, and/or pretty much anything anyone has to say on this subject. I enjoy litigation, but there are some aspects of it that I find frustrating (e.g., general delays, length of time for files to resolve, slow or lack of replies from opposing counsel, dealing with court staff). I realize that now would not be the ideal time to go job hunting, and I was not planning to until things (hopefully) return to normal; or at least when the Ontario Reports start to show the normal number of job postings. Thanks in advance for your replies.
  5. I can get to my office at York and Adelaide in 90 seconds when I hit all green lights.
  6. I live in the Richmond, a mid-rise condominium on the corner of Richmond and Sherbourne (Corktown/St. Lawrence). It is close enough to walk to any law firm in the downtown core in 20 What you’ll get: The larger of the two bedrooms and ensuite bathroom (with tub) which is 140 square feet. It will be furnished with a queen sized bed, desk, lamp, and likely some other bedroom furniture. The unit itself is 864 square feet, with a 75-square foot patio. The unit has tons of light as it faces south, with no obstructions (currently). It is fully furnished with an 8-person dining room table, 3-person couch, big screen tv, and internet. I am an avid cook so my apartment is also well stocked with sharp knives, pots, pans and other useful kitchen devices/utensils. The condominium has a gym, half-court basketball, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub (Summer/Early Fall), and a lovely rooftop garden with 6 barbecues for residents to make use of in the Spring/Summer/early Fall. The rooftop closes in early October each year. The condominium is close to several major transit routes including the King Street Car (504a / 504b), the Queen Street Car / bus (501, 502, 503), the Sherbourne Bus (75) and the Parliament Bus (65). You can walk to Queen or King Subway station in 12 minutes. My building is bike friendly so you can bring your bike in the elevator and store it in the unit as I do. Who you are: A summer student who is going to be working downtown and requires a nice place to rest their head when not slaving away. Someone who appreciates and works to maintain a clean home. Someone who treats other people’s things with respect. Someone who needs a roommate who will listen to your student woes, swap war stories, and offer sound advice where possible. Who I am: A first-year associate who works downtown and appreciates peace and quiet during the week so that I can brave the many challenges of the Jr. lawyer’s life. Someone who enjoys a tidy home and makes delightful things to eat in it on the weekends. A hard working, empathetic person who is not yet ready to give up the roommate life. I ride my bike everywhere, even in winter. I spend more time in the living room as my bedroom is small, but I am not a tv hog and enjoy conversation. Contact: If any of this sounds like it might be up your alley and you would like to see photos of my home or would like to discuss it further, please reach out to me and we can arrange a time to talk on the phone/whatsapp or meet in person to see if we might be a good fit. If you are reading this post and are looking for a permanent place to live, that is also possible.
  7. I live in the Richmond, a mid-rise condominium on the corner of Richmond and Sherbourne (Corktown/St. Lawrence). It is close enough to walk to your job (20 minutes max to most law firms in the core) and far enough out of the core that we don’t get totally hosed on rent. What you’ll get: The larger of the two bedrooms and ensuite bathroom (with tub). The unit itself is 864 square feet, with a 75-square foot patio. The unit has tons of light as it faces south, with no obstructions (currently). It is fully furnished with an 8-person dining room table, 3-person couch, big screen tv, and internet. I am an avid cook so my apartment is also well stocked with sharp knives, pots, pans and other useful kitchen devices/utensils. The condominium has a gym, half-court basketball, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub (Summer/Early Fall), and a lovely rooftop garden with 6 barbeques for residents to make use of in the Spring/Summer/Early Fall. The rooftop closes in early October each year. The condominium is close to several major transit routes including the King Street Car (504a / 504b), the Queen Street Car / bus (501, 502, 503), the Sherbourne Bus (75) and the Parliament Bus (65). You can walk to Queen or King Subway station in 12 minutes. My building is bike friendly so you can bring your bike in the elevator and store it in the unit as I do. Rent is $1350.00 per month all inclusive. You can rent short term or long term. Who you are: Someone working downtown who needs a nice place to rest their head when not slaving away. Someone who appreciates and works to maintain a clean home. Someone who can afford the rent of $1350.00 per month. Someone who treats other people’s things with respect. Someone who needs a roommate who will listen to your articling or associate woes, swap war stories, and offer sound advice where possible. Who I am: A first-year associate who works downtown and appreciates peace and quiet during the week so that I can brave the many challenges of the Jr. lawyer’s life. Someone who enjoys a tidy home and makes delightful things to eat in it on the weekends. A hard working, empathetic person who is not yet ready to give up the roommate life. I ride my bike everywhere, even in winter. I spend more time in the living room as my bedroom is small, but I am not a tv hog and enjoy conversation. Contact: If any of this sounds like it might be up your alley and you would like to see photos of my home or would like to discuss it further, please reach out to me and we can arrange a time to talk in person to see if we might be a good fit.
  8. Hello, I am looking to sublet my bedroom and my office which is in a two-bedroom condo from June 4, 2018 to June 25, 2018. The bedroom is 9’ x 10’, the office is 13’ x 9’. You have your own bathroom (shower no tub). My closet will be cleared out for you. A few items will remain in my office, but nothing should get in your way. Bed linen and towels provided. My condo is located at Richmond and Sherbourne. A 12-minute walk to the core of Toronto, 10 minutes to the St. Lawrence Market, 5 minutes to the King Streetcar, 3 minutes to the Queen Streetcar. My condo is shared with a roommate, who is a lawyer at a bay street firm. He works a lot, so my guess is you will rarely see him. Internet, air conditioning, electricity and water are all included. The unit faces south with no obstructions, so there is loads of sunlight, with a 90 square foot balcony to enjoy it. The building has bbqs on the roof, patio furniture and a hot tub. The unit has laundry, a full-sized fridge, dishwasher, microwave and is within walking distance of two grocery stores and the market. We do not have a parking spot, but there is paid parking underneath our building and parking is free on Richmond between 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. (8 a.m. on weekends). It’s a great spot, I may or may not go away for a few weeks in June if I can find someone to rent it. This would be perfect for a law student who is beginning their articles in July and needs a base of operations from which to hunt for a place to live and/or study for the bar exam. The dates are flexible, if you need more time or a bit less, but ideally, I would like to rent it for at least three weeks. If you’re interested, please shoot me a private message or send me an email via the Kijiji link located here: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1353421548&adActivated=true&siteLocale=en_CA&posted=true $1500.00 for the three weeks. If you need to tack on a day a day or two at the beginning that’s fine. Rent will be paid half up-front and half when you take the keys. I’ll need a $250.00 security deposit, which will be returned to you upon move-out.
  9. This may be a stupid question, but does anyone know if I actually have to attend the bar call ceremony in June to get called? I plan on taking a trip after articles are over and I am not hired back, but I'd rather not leave in mid-May, only to have to return in late June.
  10. Sorry Jaggers, I should have specified. I meant Queen West between Shaw and Spadina, but thank you for trolling my post.
  11. I realize it’s probably too early for this posting, but I am currently enjoying the abundance of time that 3L apathy has afforded me and thought this would be something productive to do. I am originally from Toronto, but went out of Province for law school. I’ll be coming home in early May to study for the Bar and to find a place to live, hopefully for June 1st, 2017. I am looking for another articling student, preferably who is working downtown as we will likely be keeping similar hours. I would prefer to live in an apartment that is one floor of a house, with a deck or back yard. Some possible neighbourhoods include: The Annex; Cabbagetown; Eastern side of Little Italy; Eastern side of Queen West (Not Leslieville, that’s too far east). If it looks like that won’t work and we have to live in a condo, then preferably one that is within a 5-10 minute walk from Bay and Richmond. I'd top out at $1200.00/month inclusive of utilities, but preferably $1110.00/month inclusive. Great two-bedroom places can be found between $1800.00 - $2400.00/month in Toronto. The list of neighbourhoods is by no means exhaustive, they are just past spots I have lived in my life that I have enjoyed. As far as a roommate goes, I don’t care if you are male or female. I don't I care how old you are. I am a 31 year old guy myself. What I do care about is if you live like a slob….why? Because I don’t and do not want to. We are going to be working crazy enough hours as it is and I don’t want to come home to a lousy place after a long day. I like having a roommate because sometimes you just need a pal close by who knows what your going through to lend an ear, to share a meal, or go for a drink. Also, two-bedroom spots in Toronto are usually in greater abundance and offer a pretty good bang for your buck. I was born and raised in downtown Toronto. I ride my bike most places in spring, summer, and fall. I love cooking and drinking wine, going to the beach in the summer. I play pick-up basketball when I can, read books when I’m not doing readings, and go for the occasional dance off. Electric Island is a lot of fun in the summer. Anyways. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please private message me and we can get to know each other better.
  12. Hi Folks, I was just wondering if any of you would be willing to share any of your school's old Succession and Insolvency Exams with me. My school's exam reserve does not have either and the professors have only provided us with one. Thanks very much!
  13. Hey, probably just screwed myself over, but I emailed Ms. Stellino because I wanted to know about Devry Smith Frank. In her reply, she stated that her firm would be contacting successful applicants for interviews in the next two weeks.
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