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  1. Hi everyone, I was asked to provide two writing samples. It is the first time I am asked for it. I did not write anything for publication. Would something from law school ( graduated several years ago) be appropriate or write something for this specific purpose? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks
  2. May I ask you how to look for a position like you have. Looking to leave private practice as I cannot balance my life.
  3. I have a question regarding type of work. I switched firms and in my new firm, which is a Commercial Real Estate firm, have to do lots of clerical things such as doing accounts, cheques, envelopes etc. These things take crazy amount of my time. I feel like instead of focusing on legal work, I constantly calculate accounts and doing cheques. In my previous firm, which was a bit smaller and with small clients I never touched those things. Huge amount of work, very high expectations to do everything very fast, very big clients, not enough staff, and no proper division of work between young lawyers and law clerks I would appreciate any thoughts on this topic.
  4. Could you please elaborate a bit on “insanely boring”?
  5. I think it is a good point 😆
  6. I am more interested in a solicitor type of work. Thanks!
  7. Hi everyone, Can anyone comment on securities law practice please? What do you like/not like in this area of law? Thanks
  8. Hi everyone, what is the average salary for a 1st year associate in a small firm in midtown Toronto? Is 50k with no benefits reasonable? Looks to me like a very small salary. thanks
  9. Thanks! While I spent lots of time networking, I found this position through an advertisement. I actually got two articling offers same week!
  10. Thank you! I am very excited! It is a small firm in Toronto. They do what I was looking for: business, estates, tax planning, franchise and real estate.
  11. Did not check my topic. Thanks for advice. I got an articling position.
  12. Hello, Does anyone know what is average wage for an articling student at a small law firm/ sole practitioner in Mississauga. I was asked this question by one sole practitioner, but I do not have any idea how much. Thank you!
  13. Oh I see. That's why lawyers are so inflexible and cannot schedule an interview at a comfortable to both people time. Because they also have families and kids. Weird logic
  14. My child will go to daycare when I start articling. I think it is obvious. If I do not have a job, i do not have money to pay for nanny or daycare. Everything will be arranged to provide best services possible to clients.
  15. we are people, right? And we do have other responsibilities. I have a small child, and I cannot come anytime. I try, but sometimes it is just not possible. I kindly ask people to reschedule. The market is so bad that even scheduling to a different time is considered as not enough interest. If a person sends me an email late night on Tuesday and wants me to come on Wednesday with no possibility to reschedule - is it reasonable?
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