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 $1,450 per week
  • Planned Student Events
  • Friday lunches
  • Bi-Weekly Thursday drinks
  • Phone

Articling Students

  • Salary of $1,450 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.

Summer Students

Nevethan Balendra
416.365.6550
nbalendra@weirfoulds.com

 

Abby Benattar
416.365.6551
abenattar@weirfoulds.com

 

Dana Kriszenfeld
416.365.6552
dkriszenfeld@weirfoulds.com

 

Nofil Nadeem
416-365-6553
nnadeem@weirfoulds.com

 

Omar Said
416-365-6554
osaid@weirfoulds.com

 

Kiran Waterhouse
416-365-6555
kwaterhouse@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

WeirFoulds LLP is not currently hiring any articling students for 2019/20. Please check the website in late summer/early fall for updates on our 2020/2021 articling student recruitment.

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