Our articling program offers you the greatest flexibility to explore areas of practice that may be of interest to you. As with our summer program, we have no formal rotation system. You will be able to work with all lawyers at the firm and do not spend a specific predetermined amount of time in any one practice area.
Before you begin your articles, we will ask you for your primary area(s) of interest (which you are free to change over the course of your articles). Much like our summer program, workload allocation is managed by our workload coordinators and through the online workload allocation system (see Summer Program for more details).
As an articling student, you will change your office location three times over the course of your articles to give you an opportunity to meet and interact with different groups of lawyers and staff. Using location, we can also provide opportunities to students with clearly stated interests to work in their preferred areas. For example, if you are interested in IP, you would be placed on the IP floor for a third of your articles.
We believe you are in the best position to design your articling experience in a way that suits you, and our program is designed to allow you to do so.
Your compensation will be competitive with that of students at other large Toronto firms. You will be offered two weeks of paid vacation, an extended healthcare plan, a dental plan, life insurance and a subsidized fitness club membership. We will pay your Licensing Process fees and your salary during the Skills and Professional Responsibility Program and self-study periods.
Throughout your articles, we encourage you to talk to Danielle Traub, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development, the workload coordinators and your mentors should any issues or concerns arise around workload coordination.
Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development
(8679), Ext. 7518
“As a student, I had the opportunity to meet and work with a wide variety of brilliant lawyers and staff who are genuinely interested in helping the students thrive and become successful lawyers. Throughout the summer, not only was I given a high level of responsibility on complex files, but I was also valued and trusted as part of the team. Torys is a firm that truly cares about its people, and the warm and collegial atmosphere makes it a very special place to work.”
2017 Summer Student
Torys LLP is a respected international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork.
We operate from offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal.
Torys is pleased to invite you to an Open House on June 7. The evening will offer helpful information sessions and networking opportunities with our lawyers and current students. We look forward to meeting you!
At Torys, you will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. We take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields.