Cunningham Swan typically hires two articling students.
The articling program involves two rotations: one half of the articling term is spent in litigation and the other half assisting with solicitor-oriented work. The litigation rotation will allow each student exposure in the practice areas of civil litigation, labour & employment, and family law, among others. The solicitor rotation provides students the opportunity to engage in various types of deals and transactions in business and corporate law, real estate, wills & estates and municipal law.
Despite the formal rotation, students are not prevented from engaging in work outside their rotation when need or interest pulls them. The firm supports a flexible approach to the articling term where students are encouraged to explore the areas that interest them most.
Students are included in our continuing education program for lawyers and are invited to attend in-house seminars organized by each practice group. In addition, Cunningham Swan encourages its students to attend additional out-of-town educational opportunities throughout the year.
Each articling student at Cunningham Swan is assigned a partner as a mentor who will provide regular feedback and guidance. Your mentor will also meet with you for the formal assessments required by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Of course we encourage our students to seek feedback and guidance from every member of our firm and nurture an environment where no one should feel intimidated to ask questions, get involved, and learn. From day one all doors are open to you and every member of the firm will assist you in your growth and development.
For more information, or to apply, please contact our Staff and Development Coordinator, Lorna Wilson, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 613.544.0211.
Important Dates For Articling Students
Cunningham Swan adheres to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Articling Recruitment Procedures, and more particularly, the deadlines set by the Law Society of Upper Canada for firms located in the City of Ottawa. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 articling positions is May 5, 2018. Please submit applications using the iRecruit website through the following link. http://vilawportal.com