Toronto Articling Program

​​​You're ready to take the next step in your legal career. As an articling student at BLG Toronto, you'll get invaluable hands-on experience in both Litigation and Business Law—work similar to that undertaken by our junior associates.

You’ll begin with two 11-week rotations: one in Litigation and one in Business Law. You then have two rotations which are yours to choose from among our many practice areas. You can even spend one of your four rotations in the legal department at one of the following institutions:

  • Bank of Montreal
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Ontario Securities Commission
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Comprehensive Training

Your articling experience starts with an in-depth orientation to BLG Toronto and all its resources. You’ll also attend weekly seminars on topics such as:

  • how to structure a business deal
  • practice management
  • motions and discoveries
  • mediations and settlements
  • business development
  • preparing for trial and closings

Open  Door Mentoring

You’ll be assigned a principal and a mentor to support you through your articling experience. Your mentor will meet with you regularly to answer your questions, provide feedback and guide you through professional events. You’ll also benefit from informal mentor relationships with other lawyers at BLG Toronto.

Hands-on Experience

BLG Toronto articling students tackle the same kind of work as our junior associates. While assisting lawyers on major matters, you will:

  • attend meetings, discoveries and mediations
  • draft memoranda, contracts and legal opinions
  • conduct due diligence and research
  • work on pro bono projects and cases
  • manage your own Small Claims Court matters