The articling student will assist and be mentored on a wide array of child welfare, family and criminal law files and topics, with a strong focus on litigation and building litigation skills.
The firm boasts unique and diverse clients, ranging from First Nations, parents, accused persons, and institutional clients. Client interviews, court pleadings, drafting facta, research of highly novel legal issues [Charter challenges, etc.], disclosure review [child protection and criminal law cases], and court attendances will form part of the articling program.
Travel to remote satellite communities in and around northwestern Ontario also part of the articling program.
Under supervision of counsel, summary conviction pre-trial and trial matters may be conducted toward the end of the articling term, including before various tribunals. The firm prides itself for its consulting and policy work for First Nations. We are also lead litigation counsel for many First Nations for their child welfare matters. The student will learn first-hand about relationship building and the nuances of practicing with ever-changing legal regimes.
Practice management, training in legal software and continuing professional development [CPD] also at the heart of the articling experience. Potential for associate position following completion of articles.
Competitive salary + Full Benefits. Moving expenses stipend provided for successful candidates out of district.
Successful candidates will be highly considered as associate lawyers following completion of articles.