Torys is committed to the ongoing professional development of our students, associates, counsel and partners. Your first week at Torys will be devoted to an extensive orientation program designed to familiarize you with our resources and support services, and the practical skills you will need to be a successful student and lawyer. This orientation includes training in research, writing skills and time management, as well as the basics of closings and other aspects of corporate/commercial transactions. The program also includes customized computer training, library and intranet training, an introduction to our Standard Form Documents and precedent systems, and instruction in practice-management techniques. We will also equip you with some tips on the transition from law school to practice,
The professional development of our lawyers and students is guided and enhanced by our extensive continuing legal education program, known as "UniversiTory," an 18-month rolling curriculum that includes sessions on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, bank financings, securitizations, managed assets and other topics pertinent to your practice at Torys. A parallel litigation program is offered, which includes trial skills and advocacy training, and sessions on drafting facta and pleadings, negotiating for settlement, motion practice and techniques for discovery.
UniversiTory is supplemented by educational seminars tailored to our students. You can expect to receive training in basic securities law, corporate acquisitions, shareholder agreements, and in drafting pleadings and preparing for trial. Our student program provides skills training in advocacy, legal research and writing, delegation, practice management, communications, interviewing and negotiation. You will also participate in weekly or bi-weekly practice meetings to discuss current matters of interest.
To help you identify your strengths and improve your skills, you will receive formal performance reviews throughout your time as a Torys student in addition to ongoing feedback from those with whom you are working at the firm.
Torys puts a premium on the training and guidance of our lawyers and students. The lawyers you will work with are expected to provide clear and helpful instructions, to be available to discuss issues and answer questions, to treat team members with respect, to maintain a professional manner even in difficult situations, to recognize mistakes as learning opportunities and to provide both constructive feedback and recognition for a job well done.
“My summer experience at Torys was everything I could have hoped for. I was consistently challenged by the work but always put in a position to succeed. I was encouraged to ask questions and always felt comfortable doing so. Torys’ collaborative culture makes for a friendly, tight-knit community which I immediately felt a part of.”
2017 Summer Student
“This summer I’ve had the opportunity to work on cutting-edge files with some of Canada’s finest legal minds. However, what makes Torys truly special is the incredibly warm and welcoming environment that I encountered from the moment I stepped off the elevator on my first day. Lawyers here work hard but you’ll never find someone who won’t spare a moment to answer a question or chat over coffee. Torys’ friendly culture is not just a line in a brochure - it informs all interactions in the firm.”
2017 Summer Student
“The amazing group of people at Torys make for a fun, supportive and stimulating environment. I’ve really enjoyed the unique variety of work I’ve been able to try during my summer at Torys. Everyone genuinely cares about your learning and ensures that all students get the most of out their summer. I also very much appreciated the collaborative, team-oriented environment of the firm. That culture runs from top-to-bottom, between the students, and across practice groups.”
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.