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    A Tale of Two Cities' (Recruits)

    I would say two things, actually, three. You wrote so confusingly that I don't quite understand what you meant exactly but generally, I disagree you owe anything to classmates, they had the same shot at applying you did, too bad so sad for them. Second, you're thinking about it wrong, it's not about what YOU prefer, it's about setting yourself up to come as close to guaranteeing an offer as possible. Throw too many balls up in the air, and you won't catch any.
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    What type of Law is each school known for?

    This is the correct answer. You don't learn how to be a lawyer at law school, because law schools aren't interested in teaching you how to be a lawyer, and frankly, they don't know how, because 80% of your teachers will never have practiced a day beyond articling, if that. What you get out of law school is what you put in, so really it's the opportunities et al that separate law schools (beyond obvious stuff like location, tuition, etc.)
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    Lawyer Couple: Toronto Life- legal salaries

    I didn't do the math, but sure, that's a great rate (parents guaranteed?) and 30 years, ouch.
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    Lawyer Couple: Toronto Life- legal salaries

    I couldn't figure out how they're only paying $2600 a month on a townhouse for $716,000 with a $35,000 down payment. I want to know who their broker is!
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    Suits For Men

    The jacket, when it gets dirty. Brushing it after use will help to get rid of dust, dander, dirt, etc. but you have to use a clothes brush, or similar. Not those two-sided tape rollers. For pants, I usually do it 1-2 per season, so 1-2 in F/W and I'm lately not wearing wool pants in S/S.
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    Extreme Frustration With Jr. Crowns

    I was speechless for the opposite reason, MP's overblown reaction.
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    Extreme Frustration With Jr. Crowns

    I'm speechless.
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    The Sartorial Canon

    I like the idea of suspenders but I generally don't wear a jacket and to me, it's ridiculous to walk around in suspenders without a jacket to cover them. Side tabs, however, I like, they're just unusual to find. I never considered that they can be effectively added by alteration?
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    Professional Corporations

    It's very difficult for lawyers because non-lawyers can't be shareholders of a legal professional corporation. You also can't get the small business deduction or more accurately have to share it so you're left only with paying them a reasonable salary for work, if applicable. Ignoring the above, the short answer is if you make enough money that you don't need it all, and can 'afford' to let a bunch accumulate, then the deferral may be worthwhile, above and beyond the professional fees and hassles (now you have to invoice the partnership, do your own bookkeeping, etc.)
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    The Sartorial Canon

    That is very good.
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    The Sartorial Canon

    The jacket is too small.
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    Trinity Western drops mandatory covenant

    So they just 'preferred' to have the convenant? How can they have litigated if was vital when they were prepared all along to drop it? I don't see it.
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    Trinity Western drops mandatory covenant

    Isn't everyone absolutely disgusted by the absolutely hypocrisy of TWU? How can they have litigated that case and looked themselves in the mirror when they were prepared to drop the covenant all along? Clearly, money is more important than their religious principles. I'm not surprised but still furious.
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    Suits For Men

    That is correct, but the missing point he left out is sure you can do that once you've proved how good you are, but not from day one. As to the other comments, I am unsympathetic to someone too lazy/ignorant/clueless to not hem pants, indifferent to fashion guys with the dutch style 'it may flood' pants, and very sympathetic to the 'one too many beers/steak/pasta and can't fit into my shirt so well right now'. I've been there, brother.
  15. Fair enough, this was before my time, I don't know specifics only what I've read/heard.