Whats the average?How does it compare to Lawyers in the U.S.?
Pish, J only wants to waste YOUR time. Get wise.
I believe that for NY you often still have to take further courses at a US law school, and many states require that you pretty much get an LLM before you can practice there. To get an LLM you need to have already been practicing for a number of years in Canada, then you have to apply, hope you get in, and hope you can afford the 60 grand or so (in US $) that it will cost you to attend (schools typically do not have fin aid for LLMs).
After Chokefest 2006 (aka The 4 Levels of Caning), I think most of that species has died off.