The SHK articling program reflects our pragmatic approach to the practice of law, and our goal is to teach our students how to become great lawyers. Our students work closely with both junior and experienced senior counsel on construction, insurance, civil and commercial matters. SHK has no formal rotation system, and students are encouraged to seek out work that interests them. Our articled students enjoy exciting hands-on opportunities and are given considerable responsibility on files, conducting research, preparing opinions, drafting court documents, attending hearings, mediation, examinations for discovery and client meetings. Whenever possible, students are given the opportunity to appear in Civil Chambers and in trial or administrative hearings, both on their own as well as in the capacity of a junior.
When filling student positions, SHK looks for well-rounded individuals with a strong academic record and a solid work ethic. We see our students as an investment in our firm’s future and we are looking for individuals whose personal qualities will foster a strong working relationship with counsel.
Our articling salaries are on par with larger downtown law firms, and SHK pays each student’s tuition fee for the Professional Legal Training Course and the Law Society call and admission fees.
We have filled our articling position for 2019-2020.
We have filled the summer student position for 2019.
For more information about our articling program, please contact Vanessa Reakes.
An application package should include a cover letter, resume and undergraduate and law school transcripts. Applications can be sent to the attention of Vanessa Reakes.