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 + 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.

Articling Students

Claire Davis
647.715.7245
cdavis@weirfoulds.com

 

James De Melo
647.715.7246
jdemelo@weirfoulds.com

 

Wendes Keung
647.715.7249
wkeung@weirfoulds.com

 

John Shrives
647.715.7247
jshrives@weirfoulds.com

 

Max Skrow
647.715.7248
mskrow@weirfoulds.com

 

Agatha Suszek
647.715.7244
asuszek@weirfoulds.com

Application Process

Summer Student Recruitment

WeirFoulds LLP will not be participating in OCIs for the 2020 summer student recruitment, but we will be accepting applications from Friday, November 8 until Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at midnight. Please check our website in the early fall for details on how to apply. We will not be accepting applications outside of this time range.

Articling Student Recruitment

2020-2021 Articling Student

WeirFoulds LLP is looking for one articling student to join our existing complement of five students for the upcoming 2020-2021 articling program. 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. Please refer to our website for more information on the student programs.

Applications should be addressed to Katrina Henn, Director, Professional Development and must include your cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law transcripts. Please ensure your application is in ONE PDF file, citing “2020/2021 Articling Student Application”. We are accepting applications from August 16th, 2019 to, August 26th , 2019 at midnight.

Click here to apply.

If you have any questions regarding our student program, please contact one of our current articling students or Daria Spokoinaia, Professional Development Administrator at dspokoinaia@weirfoulds.com.

WeirFoulds LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WeirFoulds LLP is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible by reaching out to dspokoinaia@weirfoulds.com or by phone 416-365-1110, and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of WeirFoulds corporate culture. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in Canada and the Greater Toronto Area, and our people reflect our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We adhere to strict principles to provide an open and inclusive workplace for our lawyers and support staff. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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