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American, LS in US, work in canada?
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:17:25 AM »
anyone got any info or links to what this entails?

i would LOVE Vancouver....
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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 03:29:36 PM »
hmm...posting about the draft and then moving onto the canada boards.... ;)

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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 03:32:19 PM »
hmm...posting about the draft and then moving onto the canada boards.... ;)


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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006, 11:24:23 PM »
It's a pain in the ass.

Basically, unless you get a position that involves specifically US law (such as private counsel, etc.), you're in for a long ride.  There's a series of qualifying courses you have to take on top of your JD which amount to almost a year's study.  Then you have to write the bar exam and actually wait to be called to the bar (stupid British rules -- don't ask me why).

The amount of study required lessens with the amount of experience you have, but not considerably.  Also keep in mind that lawyers get paid less in Vancouver than they would in the major markets in the US, whereas the cost of living would be comparable.
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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 12:44:32 AM »
It's a pain in the ass.

Basically, unless you get a position that involves specifically US law (such as private counsel, etc.), you're in for a long ride.  There's a series of qualifying courses you have to take on top of your JD which amount to almost a year's study.  Then you have to write the bar exam and actually wait to be called to the bar (stupid British rules -- don't ask me why).

The amount of study required lessens with the amount of experience you have, but not considerably.  Also keep in mind that lawyers get paid less in Vancouver than they would in the major markets in the US, whereas the cost of living would be comparable.
Though Saskatoon would be a nice place to work that is relatively inexpensive....until you die of boredom.

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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 02:27:00 AM »
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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 03:35:55 AM »
Though Saskatoon would be a nice place to work that is relatively inexpensive....until you die of boredom.

The difference being that, comparatively, you'd be getting paid next to nothing in Saskatoon.
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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2006, 04:05:14 PM »
I would've really loved to have relocated to vancouver.

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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2006, 11:34:10 PM »
Hmmm, I was thinking about getting my degree in the US. Working for X amount of years, coming to Canada to do an LL.M and then getting a teaching position at a Canadian University. Don't know how well that would work out but seems like the most viable way to come back to Canada.

And living on Campus at UBC or Victoria as a professor would be pretty sweet. IMO it would at 5 years to yoru life because of the clean air.
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Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2007, 04:05:40 PM »
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