Law school doesn’t prepare you for practice. Practising law does.

Applying for a student position?

WeirFoulds is the perfect match for:

  • Self-starters. Those who have initiative and jump at new opportunities, challenges and assignments.
  • High Achievers. Those who thrive in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Enthusiastic individuals. Those who have a lot to contribute and are excited about having early responsibility and close contact with our lawyers and clients.

Our objective in all our student programs is to hire students who we see as having long term careers at the firm. We are not a revolving door; we want you to learn, thrive and enjoy life here.

The summer program is not divided into rotations. However, we do ensure our students get multiple views of the firm, through one office shuffle mid-term.

Our articling program is divided into three rotations. Each student completes one rotation in Litigation/Government and one rotation in Corporate/Property. Subject to the firm’s needs and availability, each student can choose to return to either area for his or her third rotation. The program allows students to get to know all aspects of the firm.

Students at our firm have the opportunity to gain a wide variety of experiences – in all of our practice areas – during their time with us. The types of experience include:

  • Court appearances
  • Examinations under oath
  • Client interviews and strategy meetings
  • Corporate and real estate closings
  • Conducting legal research and drafting memoranda
  • Drafting correspondence, agreements and pleadings
  • Due Diligence

We know community involvement is important to you — and to your development as a lawyer and an individual. Over the course of your summer and articling experience we participate in various events and initiatives to support the community. These include: Lawyers Feed the Hungry, the Bay Street Volleyball Tournament for Mooreland community services, the WeirFoulds United Way campaign and the Daily Bread food drive to name a few.

Our current program includes:

Summer Students

  • Salary of $1,700 per week
  • Planned Student Events
  • Friday lunches
  • Bi-Weekly Thursday drinks
  • Phone

Articling Students

  • Salary of $1,700 per week, including during the licensing exams
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Partial payment of health club membership
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Planned Student Events
  • Friday lunches
  • Bi-Weekly Thursday drinks
  • Phone

We’re With You, Every Step of the Way

The primary purpose of WeirFoulds’ student program is to recruit individuals who will become the future lawyers of the firm. Through the student experience, both the firm and the students can work toward building a strong foundation for the future.

Mentoring

Our mentoring program gives you both formal and informal guidance. Students have regular monthly meetings with their assigned mentors and they are always available to provide information, direction and support.

Training

We provide structured, comprehensive training programs which include a full firm orientation, extensive library and research programs, and a series of student seminars on various substantive and practice issues.

Feedback

We understand that consistent feedback is crucial as you begin your career as a lawyer and we do our best to foster a feedback culture at WeirFoulds. Whether you are receiving informal feedback from mentors or formal evaluations from supervising lawyers, we strive to ensure feedback is a central component of your student experience to help you learn and develop your legal skills.

Our 2019 firm tour registration is now closed. Please check back for updates in spring 2020.

WeirFoulds wants students to enjoy their experience at the firm, and we believe that a part of that is getting out, having fun and getting to know the people that you work with. Students attend regular firm functions, as well as social events organized just for them.

Emma Brown

University of Toronto

ebrown@weirfoulds.com
416.365.6540

Cassandra Chaloux

Dalhousie University

cchaloux@weirfoulds.com
416.365.6541

Craig Harasymchuk

Western University

crharasymchuk@weirfoulds.com
416.365.6542

Baldon Mitchell

Osgoode Hall Law School

bmitchell@weirfoulds.com
416.365.6543

Alfred Pepushaj

University of Ottawa

apepushaj@weirfoulds.com
416.365.6544

Kristen Robertson

Queen’s University

kdrobertson@weirfoulds.com
416.365.6539

Application Process

Summer Student Recruitment

Please check the website in the Fall for updates on our summer student 2021 recruitment.

Articling Student Recruitment

WeirFoulds LLP is not currently hiring any articling students for 2020/21. Please check the website in the Fall for any updates.

Questions

For questions or further clarification on any aspects of the Student Programs at WeirFoulds, please contact:

Daria Spokoinaia
Professional Development Administrator
dspokoinaia@weirfoulds.com
647.715.3519