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  1. They’re particularly important for online dating profiles
  2. You could use a contract written by a fifth grader if you wanted to. However if you “should” is another question. I’m not sure how well drafted they are when compared to something like PracticalLaw that’s updated regularly. Be sure to review anything you use first of course.
  3. Id be surprised if anyone follows suit for this summer term though.
  4. I’ve heard rumours of immediate salary increases even amongst summers.
  5. If the application asks for two just submit two. Most people can get three references that they personally think are really good. A third won’t help your application.
  6. It’s likely because you haven’t submitted your deposit.
  7. Judging by my friends’ experiences my firm is the cheerful one... Id hate to be at one of the well known hell holes.
  8. The monicker “Bay Street” isn’t used to describe small firms though. However, now that I comprehend the question, for small firms I don’t see any reason as to why you wouldn’t be able to contact someone on the recruitment committee even if this person is a partner. If there’s an associate on the committee I still believe they would be your best bet, but by all means contact the person claiming to engage in recruitment.
  9. You’re asking questions in a thread about Bay Street positions, of course I’m assuming that’s what you want advice about.
  10. Here's the thing about attempting to meet with a partner on the recruitment committee - the partner's practice is of no use to you whatsoever. As this is the case, the only other reason a student would want to sit with the partner is because he or she thinks it will give them a leg up on the competition; it won't. As a student who just went through the Bay Street process, who is approximately halfway done his 2L summer Bay position, I can assure you that anyone you meet will almost immediately forget you. You'll go through OCIs, then in firms, then a second round of in firms, all with the same partners on the recruitment committee. On your first day as a summer they'll come up to you and ask who you are again. Then on the third week they'll ask if you're an articling student or a summer student. Individuality more or less fades at this point. If you want good quality advice about the legal industry just speak with associates.
  11. Depends on the partner but I wouldn’t do it. Presuming you’re a student, as am I, what advice could a partner extend to you that an associate can’t?
  12. If it operates the same in Ontario, you're competing against students from your own school for OCIs so who cares? Get the OCI with good grades from your own school and then it's up to you to seal the deal with in-firms.
  13. Going to need others to chime in on this but I've been told by certain partners that some practice areas require different hours than others. I'm not sure if this means flexible or just different. For example I was told that litigators (as above described) tend to hover around the court schedule with traditional hours of 9-X. However, this same partner told me that practice areas such as commercial real estate or international corporate law wherein the lawyer has clients in different timezones work hours that are better suited to their clients. This partner then joked about how he/she rarely sees some of these lawyers in the office before 2pm on any given day.
  14. When I mention that I'm a law student I generally get some sort of awkward congratulations as if I just cured the common cold and expect a compliment. After this it generally fades and people could care less. On the other hand people that know I'm a law student for some reason expect me to be some sort of intellectual genius in every situation. On one occasion I was made fun of for not fully comprehending the rules of a card game because I'm a "smart law student". Circle that square.
  15. Don't read getting to maybe it's a waste of your time. You'll feel like a next level genius while reading it and silently agreeing with the author only to realize it fades instantly from your consciousness on the first day of law school let alone thinking about it when preparing for exams. Do absolutely nothing and if you can try to do even less than that.
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