Training and support
We want your articles to be a positive experience for both you and the firm. We provide the training and support you need to have a successful articling year.
- Introductions: You’ll have a chance to meet the firm lawyers and current students on two occasions before you arrive, during a visit in January and at a party for the articling students in June.
- Facilities: You’ll be assigned a large corner office with windows, the services of a dedicated legal assistant who you will share with the other articling student, and the services of an IT specialist to address any technology issues.
- Training: We encourage attendance at continuing legal education events, such as those offered by the Ontario Bar Association, and our lawyers present informal seminars internally to get you quickly acquainted with litigation topics, from the Assessment of Damages to Trial Preparation. We also hold regular litigation lunch meetings to keep us all up-to-date on the latest litigation developments that apply to our practice.
- Support: You will be supervised by an articling principal who will provide feedback and guidance on your assignments – and is there to support you throughout your articling year. In addition, all lawyers have an open door policy, operate on a first-name basis, and are there to provide advice and guidance whenever you need it.
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