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4 hours ago, BackToTheTdot said:

Wish I could be participating with you guys - good luck this week. 

Personally know a few NCA candidates who now are settled into their legal profession. It takes time, but you'll get there. Best of luck to you also! Articling recruitment can be a long process even for those who come from a Canadian university.

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I wouldn't recommend making posts about how "the second interview calls have gone out" for any particular firm. Firms do first interviews on Monday and Tuesday, meaning second interview calls may go out on both Monday and Tuesday. If you interview on Monday and don't get a second interview call on Monday... you could still get a second interview call on Tuesday. At least some firms reserve some second interview slots for people who interview on Tuesday, but depending on how the Tuesday interviews go, some of those reserved slots could end up going to people who interviewed on Monday.

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12 hours ago, mazzystar said:

Do all firms do second interviews? I interviewed at boutiques by the way. 

Not all do. Of the boutiques I have information for, I know that Teplitsky, Colson said they might do them (but not having a second is not determinative/detrimental), Stevenson Whelton said they may (if so, will contact sometime today), and Dutton Brock does (will contact sometime today). Hope that helps! I unfortunately don't know about any other boutiques. 

From what I gathered though, because receptions aren't happening, more firms are leaning towards doing a second interview. 

 

Edit: Mills & Mills will also conduct a second interview. They'll reach out tonight about a Wednesday morning interview.

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Thanks for sharing I was wondering the same thing. I’m assuming these have all been sent out by now? 

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8 minutes ago, JDJeff said:

Did anyone get a call about a second interview with Dutton Brock?

Yes, a friend of mine got an email. 

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How common are single interviews? What about places that said they are not sure about whether they will have second interviews? Hard to believe that one partner can make that decision in a mid-size firm.

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Does anyone know how exactly offer day (tomorrow at 5pm) works? What happens if your second choice calls you exactly at 5pm and you still want to wait to see if your first choice will call? Are you able to "hold" an offer -- or will the place move on to giving the offer to their next best candidate?

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