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  1. I'm curious, what about associate salaries?
  2. Right? Wonder how a haggard old refugee from Ontario might make out........
  3. I'm curious how that plays going up in year of call and where it tops out
  4. But do they get to carry guns or badges? I'm curious, do you get many lawyers applying?
  5. I recall having a couple Mounties in my law school class. The force was paying their way, guess they felt that it would be a good idea to have a couple serving members with legal credentials. This is going way back however and I don't believe the program is still in effect. Interestingly enough, I seriously considered a spot once as defence counsel for Mounties in disciplinary matters, it was actually a full time gig. A buddy who was a member told me to take it if I wanted a lot of beer bought for me. I sometimes wonder if that might not have been the right call : )
  6. Don't get a dog prior to or during articling. Look, articling is a big deal. You need to be able to devote your time and energy to it. Plus, you'll want to head out occasionally to grab drinks, dinner, show whatever. I have dogs. I love them to death but it's a significant time commitment for significant period of time; 8-15 years. If you want doggy contact, offer to walk friends, volunteer at the humane society - they always want dog walkers, etc. It's a decent compromise middle ground solution so that you can get your doggy fix but not have the commitment. Once you're out and practicing for a while, then you'll be better placed to decide if you are in a good spot to commit to a dog. You'll know your hours, where you're living etc.
  7. One bloggers thoughts on the matter....
  8. I bring my lunch almost every day. That being said, the one benefit not mentioned about buying your lunch out is that it gets you out of the office. I think there is a benefit to getting out away from your desk, walking wherever you have to go to get lunch and then walking back. It may be a brief break but the walk/break combo I think can pay off.
  9. Send me a PM. If you're still looking for someone to do the presenting, I can hook you up with someone. I have a shit ton of buddies who practice out there.
  10. Apply. If you get in, then worry. And yes, if you get it, take it. Not sure why this is even a question.
  11. I question the intelligence of anyone that appeared in said video if it exists. Fun is fun but that kind of thing has the potential to be a career killer in this day and age.
  12. I think I posted a version of this somewhere before, either here or lawbuzz. 0-4/5 years - you spend every moment shitting your pants because you don't know what you are doing 4/5-8/9 years - you become more confident and believe that you have a handle on everything 8/9 years on - you realize you were full of shit, you don't have a handle on everything but you become comfortable with it and don't sweat it as much
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    I think what is also missing from the conversation is that the articling experience is so uneven. Some firms do a great job of teaching their students, others not so much. And that includes the factories on Bay.
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    It may all be moot anyway; Law Society looking at dumping the LPP
  15. I apologize if my use of back door seemed perjorative, I did not mean it as a condemnatory comment. It was more meant to be descriptive in the sense that it wasn't the usual route. That being said, I stand by my questioning the utility of it. I agree with Bob, articling in BC, particularly if you want to practice there, is the better way to go. I also agree with Diplock that even if you do the LPP and transfer, you're going to be back in the same situation you are now; trying to find work in a very tight market with questionable credentials (questionable in the sense of the LPP not being known or comprehensible). Cast your articling search net wider; smaller centres, and be relentless.
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