The Articling Program

A The goal of the Gardiner Roberts LLP articling program is to teach our articling students how to become good lawyers. Accordingly, our students work closely with both senior and junior lawyers on a wide variety of matters. Students are treated as professionals and they gain practical experience by being involved in client meetings, corporate commercial transactions, drafting of legal documents and attending on motions, trials and administrative proceedings.

Although we believe in the importance of a varied articling program, students who become involved in a particular hearing or transaction may retain carriage of the matter through their articles. In addition, Gardiner Roberts attempts to accommodate students who develop an interest in a particular area of law.

 

All of the lawyers at Gardiner Roberts have an 'open door' policy and students are encouraged to approach any one of our lawyers for advice.

Gardiner Roberts maintains a full-service law library and our lawyers and students have desktop access to state-of-the-art computer technology, including online databases, CD-ROMs, the Internet and internally-developed databases.

We believe that continuing professional development is very important for students as well as lawyers. Students attend in-house seminars in specific areas of law to receive practical training and to keep aprized of new developments in the law.

Articling students are also encouraged to participate in professional development seminars hosted outside of the firm. In-house seminar topics have included the following:

  • Introduction to Legal Research
  • Drafting Litigation Documents and Legal Writing
  • Small Claims Court Procedures
  • Negotiating the Commercial Contract
  • Purchase and Sale of a Business
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Real Estate: Conveyancing and Agreements of Purchase and Sale
  • Construction Liens
  • Motions Court
  • Companies and Incorporations
  • Litigation: Examination for Discoveries
  • Litigation: Anatomy of a Trial
  • Securities Law
  • Commercial Tenancies
  • Professional Liability and Insurance
  • Condominium Law
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Wills & Estates
  • Security of Information
  • Administrative/Municipal Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Agreements of Purchase and Sale
  • Solicitor-client Privilege

 

 

 

At a Glance

When you consider where you want to article and eventually practice law, we recognize that you want a firm that has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and will also provide you with a challenging experience.

All articling inquiries should be forwarded to:

Articling Committee
Attention: Bryan Skolnik
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Suite 3100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3Y2