Being admitted to the Bar of the province of Alberta and becoming a lawyer is a privilege and necessitates first taking an oath of allegiance pursuant to the Alberta Oaths of Office Act. After being admitted, I recall eagerly looking forward to having someone ask me what I did for a living. Nineteen years of public school and a year of articling and I had achieved my nine-year-old dream. There I was, taking a taxi in downtown Calgary, carrying my briefcase.
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