Miller Thomson’s Guelph office hires two students who have completed their first or second year of law school for our summer program.
Our summer program allows our student to experience the working environment at our firm before starting his or her articling year. There is no formal rotation over the summer. Our student handles a variety of assignments, ranging from research, drafting documents and assisting with litigation and corporate transactions.
Our student is always welcome to join our lawyers and observe proceedings. Since we do not have a formal work allocation system, our student is encouraged to be entrepreneurial and to seek work and experiences of interest to him or her. In this way, our program provides the student with a greater insight into Miller Thomson and the practice of law.
Members of the Student Committee are also on-hand to help our student through his or her summer.
We encourage our student to take ownership of his or her work, and to seek feedback from the lawyers he or she works with on a continuing basis.
In addition to the various assignments our student will be engaged in, our office offers training in substantive law and practical skills-based training. Some highlights of our student continuing legal education programming include seminars on Small Claims Court proceedings, drafting pleadings, legal research, legal writing, motions, corporate services, litigation, professionalism, practice management and public speaking. Our students are also encouraged to attend all firm-wide in-house continuing legal education seminars.