UOFT STUDENTS EXTERNSHIP Fleet Street Law - College Park Location Omar Ha-Redeye Feb. 19, 2013
AGENDA• 9:00am Arrival• 9:00-9:30 Breakfast, Introductions• 9:30 Walk to Court House (393 University)• 11:00 Visit Great Library• 12:00 Lunch• 1:00 Group Information Interview
HOW DID I BECOME A LAWYER?• How did you get into this career? What would you do differently? • Nuclear Medicine Technologist • Health Administration • Emergency Management • Public Relations
A TYPICAL DAY• What do you do on a typical day or week? • Reading and writing letters and reports (lots) • Court visits (occasionally) • Teaching • Driving (lots)
WHAT DO I LIKE BEST?• What do you like best about your work? • Interesting work, variety • Ability to impact society - directly
WHAT DO I FIND MOST CHALLENGING?• What do you find most challenging about your work? • Fitting it all into 24-hours
CURRENT INDUSTRY TRENDS• What are the current industry trends?
ANTICIPATED CHANGES• What changes do you anticipate in the next three to five years? • More paralegals • More foreign-trained lawyers (from Canada) • Greater job shortages
SKILLS REQUIRED• What skills are required to do your job (technical, communication, etc.)? • Communication, communication, communication
COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS• What is a common misconception people have about what you do? • Not “liars” • Not always in court • Not rich
WORK STYLE• Do you spend most of your time working with colleagues, clients, or independently?• What is the work style • Usually independent • Overtime doesn’t exist
WORK-LIFE BALANCE• How do you balance your job with the rest of your life? • We have given up on that • Work-Life Integration instead
RELATED FIELDS• Are there related career fields that I might consider? • In-House Counsel • Paralegals • Regulator
TRAVEL• Is there a lot of travel required in your career? • For me, yes
STARTING SALARIES• What is the average starting salary?
Toronto• Average Salaries in Toronto (Private Practice)• Experience Large Medium Small• 1st year 100-110 k 80-95 k 65-85 k• 2nd year 100-125 k 90-105 k 75-90 k• 3rd year 130-150 k 90-110 k 80-100 k• 4th year 140-155 k 120-150 k 90-110 k• 5th year 145-170 k 130+ k 100+ k• 6th year 175-190 k 140+ k 100+ k• 7th year 210-230 k 150+ k 100+ k• Annual Bonus 10-25 % varies varies• Note: This survey is based on the salaries of lawyers in private practice working in the downtown core of each respective cit y. For purposes of this survey: Small = law firms of less than 50 lawyers not including boutique law firms. Medium = law firms of 50 - 125 lawyers including boutique law firms. Large = firms with more than 125 lawyers.
Average Salaries (In-House)• Experience Salary• 1-4 years 90-120 k• 4-6 years 120-150 k• 7-10+ years 160-200+ k• In-House: These salaries are averages only and cannot be categorized as easily due to a variety of factors. These salaries do not include any bonus payments, stock options, pensions or benefits that will increase the all -in package.