At KSW Lawyers, preparing the next generation of lawyers is a commitment we take seriously. Helping our articling students succeed is part of our Firm’s mission, paying our knowledge and experience forward to the lawyers of the future.
We are dedicated to assisting our articling students in becoming skilled practitioners, giving them access to experienced litigators, dedicated mentorship, and work across a variety of practice areas, so they can find their calling as lawyers.
KSW articling students will have the opportunity to test their skills in the following types of law:
While work experience is important, it’s only one element of being a successful lawyer. At KSW Lawyers, we set our articling students up for success with a whole-firm experience, and the following benefits in addition to work experience.
As an articling student, you’ll have access to the same professional development opportunities as our lawyers.
We also encourage our students to attend social and educational events so you can sharpen your skills, expand your knowledge, and network with your colleagues at the same time.
All of our lawyers and students are encouraged and supported in attending CLE courses. We also provide a variety of web-based resources to continue your development and training.
Not only will our team of lawyers support you through your articling program, but we will also assign you a principal to make sure all your needs are taken care of. For each practice area you work in, we will appoint one lawyer designated specifically to guiding you through your work to ensure a productive and successful tenure in each of the various areas of law.
Each quarter, your principal will meet with you to discuss your growth and development with the opportunity provided for you to discuss any needs and concerns you may have. We encourage open communication to ensure you are achieving your goals and succeeding in all areas of your work.
Students in their first year of law school are invited to apply for summer student positions, which run from May through August. Our summer students enjoy all of the same mentoring and professional development opportunities as our articling students, and also get access to a wide range of practice areas. We typically hire one summer student per year. Summer students who perform well will generally be invited back as articled students the following year.
Our articling program is primarily where we recruit new lawyers which is why we invest in the students we hire. We want to ensure that we are both working towards the same goal of having a student who enjoys their day to day challenges and succeeds in their role as a successful lawyer for the firm.
At KSW Lawyers, we invest heavily in the future of our articling students and summer students, and that starts by providing a great work environment. Our team is collaborative, hard working, and committed to the highest standards of professional excellence.
We nurture our students, cross-training them in all relevant areas of law-firm life. By providing a wide range of experiences, from board-room negotiations to courtroom appearances, we ensure that, when their time with us is complete, they have the tools, skills, and practical experience they need to survive and thrive in their legal careers, no matter what direction it takes them.
If you want to learn from a dynamic team of highly skilled lawyers who are dedicated to serving their community, we want to hear from you.
Your application should include the following:
To Apply for a position as an articling student, or as a summer student at our firm, please email your application to:
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