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11 hours ago, Dill3377 said:

Has anyone got a rejection from the BCCA/BCSC? I sent in an application and have not received any response. Thanks! 

Sorry to say that interviews start today, so I think it’s unlikely more calls will go out.

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2 hours ago, Notnotadog said:

Sorry to say that interviews start today, so I think it’s unlikely more calls will go out.

I was looking at that, but the application form said everyone will hear from the courts, whether accepted or rejected. So I was wondering if my application had even gone through considering I didn't get a confirmation email back upon submission. I agree though, I likely did not get an interview. 

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1 hour ago, Dill3377 said:

I was looking at that, but the application form said everyone will hear from the courts, whether accepted or rejected. So I was wondering if my application had even gone through considering I didn't get a confirmation email back upon submission. I agree though, I likely did not get an interview. 

I could be wrong about this and can’t check at the moment, but I think I remember reading on last year’s clerkship interview post that some courts only ended up sending rejections much later, after interviews were finished. Not sure if the BC courts are part of that but that could be it. I do think they should start sending confirmations in any event.

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Has anyone heard from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice or have any idea of timelines? Last year, someone posted on February 15th regarding interview invites in some regions, but I'm not sure if the application deadline was similar this year. Any insight is appreciated! 

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3 minutes ago, whatlikeitshard said:

We thinking next week for SCC?

In previous years, they've often gone out the second Wednesday in February. So, I think so :)

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2 hours ago, whatlikeitshard said:

We thinking next week for SCC?

It’s apparently been February 11 for the past few years (even 3 years ago, when that was a Sunday) so let’s hope it’s the same (or earlier 👀)

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Hello everyone! Just wondering if anyone is able to give any general insight and/or tips for preparing for BCSC/BCCOA clerkship interviews? 

Thank you! :D 

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Just received and email from the FCA and FC. What can I expect for the interview? Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks✌️

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2 hours ago, UQAMLaw said:

Just received and email from the FCA and FC. What can I expect for the interview? Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks✌️

I think it depends on the individual judge. I had an interview with the FC a week ago and it was super conversational, but I’ve had friends who were asked more substantive law questions. I would have a response prepared as to why the federal court and a couple cases in their jurisdiction that you think are important.

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On 2/4/2021 at 2:44 PM, worrypower said:

Has anyone heard from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice or have any idea of timelines? Last year, someone posted on February 15th regarding interview invites in some regions, but I'm not sure if the application deadline was similar this year. Any insight is appreciated! 

Got a call this afternoon from southwest region for an interview next week

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On 2/4/2021 at 2:44 PM, worrypower said:

Has anyone heard from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice or have any idea of timelines? Last year, someone posted on February 15th regarding interview invites in some regions, but I'm not sure if the application deadline was similar this year. Any insight is appreciated! 

 

3 hours ago, rugz said:

Got a call this afternoon from southwest region for an interview next week

I also happened to hear of someone receiving an interview at the Ontario Superior court for next week.  Clerking at the Superior Court is different than the other courts. It is typically, unless something has changed, a pool of clerks, none assigned to a particular judge. In some locations, there's only one clerk. So, a different experience, according to a couple of friends who did a Superior Court clerkship.

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21 minutes ago, cpsklrz said:

SCC emails have started!

Damn, I was hoping to be the first one to humblebrag about getting an interview under the guise of letting everyone know! Congrats to everyone getting one. I don't know about you, but I'm hella intimidated.

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4 hours ago, rugz said:

Got a call this afternoon from southwest region for an interview next week

 

1 hour ago, erinl2 said:

 

 

I also happened to hear of someone receiving an interview at the Ontario Superior court for next week.  Clerking at the Superior Court is different than the other courts. It is typically, unless something has changed, a pool of clerks, none assigned to a particular judge. In some locations, there's only one clerk. So, a different experience, according to a couple of friends who did a Superior Court clerkship.

I also received a call from the Southwest region today for next week! Not sure if any other regions have been sent out yet. Good luck @rugz and thank you for the info @erinl2 ! 

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1 minute ago, SadJaysFan said:

Damn, I was hoping to be the first one to humblebrag about getting an interview under the guise of letting everyone know! Congrats to everyone getting one. I don't know about you, but I'm hella intimidated.

Same 😥 does anyone know wtf to do!!!!!! Ah! 

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4 hours ago, rugz said:

Got a call this afternoon from southwest region for an interview next week

Does anyone know if call times vary depending on location? I didn't apply for the southwest region so am not sure

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