When you’re ready to take the next step in your legal career, our Ottawa office is a great place to learn from the best.
As an articling student, you'll get extensive hands-on experience in litigation, business law and IP law–work similar to that done by our junior associates.
The general articling program includes rotations in both litigation and business law, with an optional rotation in IP law.
Our intensive IP articling program includes work in trademark, copyright and patent law, and IP litigation. It also includes optional rotations in litigation or business law.
Your articling experience begins with in-depth orientation, where you’ll learn all about BLG and our resources. You’ll also attend weekly seminars on topics including:
- motions and discoveries
- mediations and settlements
- practice management
- preparing for trial
Articling students can also participate in firm-wide training programs offered throughout the year to all our lawyers.
You’ll be assigned a principal and a mentor to support you throughout your articling experience. Your mentor will answer your questions, provide feedback and guide you through professional events.
Articling students handle the same kind of work as our junior associates. While shadowing lawyers on major matters, you will:
- manage your own Small Claims Court matters
- attend hearings, discoveries and mediations
- draft memoranda, contracts and legal opinions
- conduct due diligence and research
- work on pro bono projects and cases