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Any banks that do preferred mortgage rates for lawyers? Offered 4.99% for 3- or 5-year fixed rates. Curious if anyone has seen better?

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How much a PI LAWYER can make as a solo practitioner in Toronto Canada

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Do firms payout your vacation days when you leave?

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Any Toronto recruiters here have opportunities for 3rd year lit associates?

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For those associates who have taken maternity/parental leave at a Big Law firm: did you return to work at the salary you left at, or were you moved up the associate salary scale during the time you we… more

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Any recommendations on a good recruiter for a lateral placement to Singapore (from Canadian biglaw)?

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What are the “unspoken rules” of billable hours? Ex: Don’t bill 0.1 for a day - do you just not bill a client if you spent 3 mins reading/responding to an email, or tack that 0.1 onto the next time you are billin… more

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Do Canadian big law firms have non equity partners or are they mostly equity? Looks like a lot of JD 2015-2016 folks are making partner this year and it seem quite fast compared to the US.

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Severance question:

my contract says “you will be entitled to four weeks of vacation per calendar year, prorated from your start date”.

At our firm lawyers’ vacation days do not “carry over” or accrue over the y… more

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Does anyone know how much FAANG/top-tier US tech companies pay in-house lawyers based in Toronto, or Canada more broadly?

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A friend's business deals in alcohol imports and distribution – when the various governments implemented bans on Russian-produced alcohol, they were left with tens of thousands of dollars of alcohol that they purchased b… more

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How does compensation compare for counsel vs non-equity partners vs equity partners at the larger (but not necessarily Sisters) Bay St firms? Recognizing that there will be huge variability across fir… more

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RIP Minden Gross

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What’s the reputation of Foglers in Toronto? I’m not sure they are big law but am wondering

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What’s everyone’s total hours (billable and non billable) for the month of August? I’ll start: 200 billable so far. 30 other hours. Expect to bill another 20 hrs by the end of the month …

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This bowl is dead. Any hot goss folks want to share ? Waiting for a client call and am bored out of my mind

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Anyone else in Lit super slow this summer?

Any insights on McCarthy Tetrault? Business law : M&A/securities for a mid level?

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US CapM Asso relocating to Canada: Any Realistic Opportunities?

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Can anyone reply with the Big Law salary scales for Vancouver and Toronto?

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What firms are quietly doing lay offs or seeing a lot of partner departures? I’ve noticed informally in my network a lot of movement from Tory’s and BLG but it’s hard to tell if it’s due to economic d… more

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Just checking, if one holds an LLB from South Africa and wants to practice in Canada. How many NCA exams are they most likely to write?

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Anyone have any info on bonuses this year?

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How can a Bay St articling student find first year lateral opportunities at other Bay St firms? Thanks!

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Any firms hiring commercial lit? Looking to lateral in the new year. 2nd year

Do most big law firms in Canada have mat leave top ups?

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How difficult would it be for a well-credentialed US lawyer (approx 7 YOE) to qualify and practice in Toronto? I’m a Canadian (from AB) who went to law school in the US (top 3 school), practiced for 4… more

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Another International Trained Lawyer here looking for articles. Please open the doors for us. This is our passion too. I assure you, you'll not regret it.

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Internationally Trained Lawyer new to Calgary and looking for an articling position or any advice leading towards that. I’ve done a lot of corporate law and insolvency.

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Just got out of articling at a boutique tax firm and looking to lateral into a bigger firm. Anyone have suggestions for a medium sized firm in Toronto with a good tax practice? Thanks!

Any Canada Big Law firms throwing around retention bonuses again this year or are those days behind us? The work sure hasn’t slowed.

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Does anyone have a recommendation for a therapist in Toronto? One that specializes in high functioning depression would be great

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Making transition from ID to commercial litigation at a large firm. Nervous about the learning curve.

Are there any materials I can read and digest to make this easier for me?

I’m a junior litigation lawyer based in Windsor looking to lateral to corporate big law. I have been doing commercial litigation, tax litigation, and tax planning. I’ve done corporate reorganization, … more

There is almost nowhere to find reliable bonus information on Canadian firms. I’ve heard of year end bonuses ranging from 10-50% this year (not including Covid bonuses). Let’s start a thread posting year of call,… more

Anyone know of mid to large firms in Toronto looking for junior commercial litigators? Hoping to make a move soon.

Downtown Toronto Insurance Defence - what’s the grid looking like these days? Is 120k for a third year associate (1600 billable) asking too much?

Davies associates, what are the compensation and hours like?

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Anyone want to lateral to a U.S. firm? My firm is hiring across all offices and has a bunch of openings in corporate/lit, with a focus on tech. DM me if you're interested.

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Trying to rid myself of ID work and get into commercial lit at big shop. I’m just about a year in, and so I was wondering if it makes sense to go to a smaller/midsized shop first then see where I’m at… more

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