Articling Student, Policy & Office of General Counsel, 8 -10 month contract

Law Society of Ontario

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Il y a 30+ jours




There is an opportunity to article with the Law Society in 2021-2022. The articling student will spend half of the term supporting the Law Society’s Policy department, and the other half of the term supporting the Law Society's Office of General Counsel.


While in the Policy department, the student will assist the Director and Strategic Policy Counsel in the development of programs and policy options, including performing research, writing research reports, drafting model policies for the legal profession and attending meetings with lawyers and benchers of the Law Society of Ontario.


While in the Office of General Counsel, the student will assist General Counsel and Counsel with performing legal research and writing legal research memoranda, reviewing and drafting various types of contracts and drafting legislation.  There may be opportunities to observe various steps in criminal and civil proceedings, including examinations for discovery, mediations, motion hearings and trials.




  • Applicants must be registered in the Lawyer Licensing Process with the Law Society of Ontario. 
  • Knowledge of legal research databases and Microsoft Office suite is an asset.


The start date for the position is somewhat flexible, but will begin no later than August 6, 2021.


Students interested in this articling opportunity are required to submit a cover letter, law school transcripts, and resume.


Please combine the requested documents into ONE SINGLE PDF document to upload, in the following order:


  1. cover letter (if applying to more than one Articling opportunity, please address both opportunities in the SAME cover letter)
  2. transcript
  3. resume

Applications must be received no later than June 18, 2021.



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