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Watching US salaries increase AGAIN and wondering why Canadian firms don’t have the same pressure to follow these raises. Is it the relatively small number of big firms? Is it that all the big firm ma… more

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What has your firm’s turnover like? Are people dropping like flies or holdout out for February bonuses? We seem to have someone resigning every week.

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How is your firm’s bonus policy structured? Set amounts based on year of call and hours? Discretionary? Who the hell knows? What bonus?

Has anyone here moved from the US legal market to the Canadian legal market? Would love to chat if so. Moving to Toronto in 2022. Thank you :)

How widespread will the great resignation be after bonus season?! I’m thinking it will be wild. I know very few happy people right now and most of Big Law has developed a crap reputation for how they … more

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What firms in Canadian Big Law have the worst reputations for burning people out?

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The lack of Canadian Big Law gossip and rants are disappointing. Do you all actually like your jobs!?!?

Have all Bay Street firms paused their return to office plans? Has anyone been getting pressure to show face in the office?

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What are mid level corporate associates billing this year? Asking because I’m moving to Canada from US big law in a few months, and want to know if I’ll still be drowning in work. Thank you!

I really wish the big law firms in Canada were as transparent about their pay and bonus scales as what we are seeing in the US. Does any Canadian firm share bonus scales??

Any non Canadian JDs here have advice on how to answer the question “why didn’t you go to a Canadian law school” during interviews?

Anyone know if any Toronto firms are hiring associates to work fully remote?

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Do Canadian firms have any interest in hiring American JDs given the market and that Canadian associates are moving to the US?

Trying to get an idea of some comparables here for Canada: Looking for : - billable hour targets, bonus structures, whether your firm has provided some form of COViD bonus /retention bonus, and lastly… more

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What does a third year corporate associate typically make in Toronto these days?

With Milbank / Davis Polk, etc pay bumps, do we anticipate a response on Bay St?

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Remote work moving forward: where are your firms at?

No active posters? Here for the unfiltered gossip!!

Anyone know anything about Norton Rose’s culture/associate lifestyle/ hours? Specifically in the Montreal’s business law group and their culture? Thanks!

How much do partners make?

Any word on bonuses?

Are firms hiring anywhere in Canada these days? Got let go from my biglaw position and Toronto feels like it’s freezing me out. How’s things in Vancouver? Calgary? Even Ottawa?

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Anyone ever make the transition from corporate/commercial to advocacy? Suffering a crisis of conscience and want to start using my skills to help in a different way. My background is entirely in busin… more

Any experiences with coworking office spaces in Vancouver? Looking for an office space for 1 day per week around the downtown area.

When are your offices planning on reopening?

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2018 call at a large Bay St. firm, in corporate. I want to work in a business role and have offer for legal counsel role for large entertainment company. What kind of salary/benefits are good offer?

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American attorney here. Recruiter reached out about an opportunity with Osler in New York City. Anyone have insight on the firm in general and/or the NYC office?

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Anyone has info on DLA Piper in Canada? How is it seen compared to other Big Law firm? They opened recently a office in Montreal too.

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What are the bonus thresholds and percentages at your firm?

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Corporate at a large Bay Street firm and it’s slower than its ever been right now... anyone else?

Anyone want to discuss salary? $145k, called to the bar in 2016, target 1800-2000 hours

Hi everyone, couldn’t find much Canadian content in other bowls so I figured this would be a good place to start for some real comparables!

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