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    Based on the discussion I take it that grades need not be quite as high for trial level courts? B+ average would be ok? For someone interested in criminal and possibly family law work, would a trial level court provide a more useful experience for practice? And do these courts look for different qualifications/experience than appellate courts, or is that fairly consistent across the board?
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    Govt summer student dress code

    Right, I realize that. I was just stating what I have so far. Thank you, conge, for the tips. That pretty much accords with what I was thinking would be appropriate. I have brown and black shoes (very cheap but I think they look fine) and a reversible brown/dark brown belt. I also have a couple pairs of dress pants but they are cheap and not very comfortable, so I would like to replace them with something a bit better. As you point out, clothes go a long way in creating confidence. For the first day, would it be best to err on the side of caution and go with a full suit to start with?
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    Govt summer student dress code

    Looking for advice on what to wear on a daily basis for a summer student position with a government office. I currently have one charcoal suit, one white shirt and that's it. Wondering if I'd be better off investing my limited funds in another suit or more shirts/pants, or both. Interviewers have been dressed fairly casually, though they've mainly been women which makes it hard to gauge what I should wear as a man. Am I correct in assuming that a suit is not required every day? Any advice folks can provide would be much appreciated!
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    Working hours and lifestyle

    Thanks a lot for all the feedback. It is a smaller city so I figure it will be closer to the 9-5 end of the scale but I'm certainly willing to put in a lot more than that if need be. I guess I'll err on the side of not asking, or maybe phrase it in the context of asking about how they integrate their board memberships/charitable work with the rest of the work day - I'll just have to play it by year. Thanks again for all your responses!
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    Working hours and lifestyle

    Long time lurker, figured I'd finally join the fray. I've got several interviews for 1L summer jobs lined up over the break, in a smaller centre in Atlantic Canada. Is it appropriate to ask about work-life balance in these interviews? Seems like they'll be pretty informal with lots of time to ask questions, one of the firms is taking me out for lunch. I don't want to come off as a slacker, I'm just trying to come up with a list of good questions to ask and was curious about this.