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Title: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: ->Soon on July 24, 2006, 08:17:25 AM
anyone got any info or links to what this entails?

i would LOVE Vancouver....
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: chevelle on July 25, 2006, 12:29:36 PM
hmm...posting about the draft and then moving onto the canada boards.... ;)
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: ->Soon on July 25, 2006, 12:32:19 PM
hmm...posting about the draft and then moving onto the canada boards.... ;)


:P

living in BC would be neat
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: FossilJ on July 28, 2006, 08:24:23 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.
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: Silvermtn on August 13, 2006, 09:44:32 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.
Though Saskatoon would be a nice place to work that is relatively inexpensive....until you die of boredom.
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: gillesthegreat on August 13, 2006, 11:27:00 PM
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Though Saskatoon would be a nice place to work that is relatively inexpensive....until you die of boredom.

A place so flat that if you look in the distance, on a clear day, you can see the back of your own head ...
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: FossilJ on August 14, 2006, 12:35:55 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.
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: kaest4 on October 15, 2006, 01:05:14 PM
I would've really loved to have relocated to vancouver.
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: Geo_Storm on October 15, 2006, 08:34:10 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.
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: ->Soon on October 12, 2007, 01:05:40 PM
bump...
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: ->Soon on October 12, 2007, 01:15:29 PM
and are there issues if someone from the states gets a canadian JD, then later comes back to the states?

do they have to get an LLM then?
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: tampa2323 on October 12, 2007, 03:00:04 PM
American JD graduate who wish to work in Canada must go through the FLSC Evaluation Committee.  Their link is below: http://www.flsc.ca/en/foreignLawyers/guidelines.asp
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: Lil Orphan Annie on October 12, 2007, 09:00:58 PM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go to UBC. I was just at the campus last month and had my breath taken away by how gorgeous it was. (Though the actual law building is not that impressive).  I figure it's a good school, great climate, and lots of beautiful scenery to keep the morale up. I've fallen in love with the place and would be heartbroken if, say, U of Saskatchewan accepted me and not UBC.... :(
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: ->Soon on October 13, 2007, 08:10:31 AM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go to UBC. I was just at the campus last month and had my breath taken away by how gorgeous it was. (Though the actual law building is not that impressive).  I figure it's a good school, great climate, and lots of beautiful scenery to keep the morale up. I've fallen in love with the place and would be heartbroken if, say, U of Saskatchewan accepted me and not UBC.... :(


FAIR climate...   :P
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: Lil Orphan Annie on October 13, 2007, 02:07:19 PM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go to UBC. I was just at the campus last month and had my breath taken away by how gorgeous it was. (Though the actual law building is not that impressive).  I figure it's a good school, great climate, and lots of beautiful scenery to keep the morale up. I've fallen in love with the place and would be heartbroken if, say, U of Saskatchewan accepted me and not UBC.... :(


FAIR climate...   :P

REMARKABLY WARM to a native Saskatchewaner..... :P
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: papercranes on October 13, 2007, 03:46:41 PM
Cold has nothing on constant rain. I've lived in Van and Montreal and the -50 winters are beautiful compared to the dank wet cold of Vancouver.

JSIA
Title: Re: American, LS in US, work in canada?
Post by: ->Soon on October 13, 2007, 03:59:23 PM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go to UBC. I was just at the campus last month and had my breath taken away by how gorgeous it was. (Though the actual law building is not that impressive).  I figure it's a good school, great climate, and lots of beautiful scenery to keep the morale up. I've fallen in love with the place and would be heartbroken if, say, U of Saskatchewan accepted me and not UBC.... :(


FAIR climate...   :P

REMARKABLY WARM to a native Saskatchewaner..... :P

u need some florida sunshine...   ;)