Our firm has some of the top practitioners in their field in the country. Students are encouraged to discuss assignments with any lawyer who may have experience or expertise with the matter at hand. We work in a very collegial environment and students typically find lawyers accessible and available. We maintain a library of reporter series, journals, and current educational publications that usually enable students to complete assignments on-site. The University of Toronto’s law library and the Great Hall library at Osgoode Hall are close and accessible when off-site resources are required. In addition each student has a computer with direct access to Quick Law, Lexis-Nexis, the internet and external e-mail. Our local area network, with its office applications, assists in scheduling and internal communications.
The firm has a group of lawyers specializing in research and written advocacy which provides the firm, including the articling students, with access to unparalleled research expertise. The presence of a top quality research department within the firm means that students are assured of access to research expertise resulting in a more positive working experience and honing of their own research skills.
The lawyers in the firm's research group work closely with the students as mentors. The research lawyers conduct seminars on general research methods, and provide regular one-on-one guidance and instruction to students on research and litigation support assignments.
The firm has an excellent group of support staff as well as two full-time law clerks who are also available to provide support for articling students.