Summer Student Program

Hiring

Miller Thomson’s Guelph office hires two students who have completed their second year of law school for our summer program.

Student Experience

Our summer program allows our students to experience the working environment at our firm before starting their articling year. There is no formal rotation over the summer. Our students handle a variety of assignments, ranging from research, drafting documents and assisting with litigation and corporate transactions.

Our students are always welcome to join our lawyers and observe proceedings. Since we do not have a formal work allocation system, our students are encouraged to be entrepreneurial and to seek work and experiences of interest to them. In this way, our program provides the students with a greater insight into Miller Thomson and the practice of law.

Members of the Student Committee are also on-hand to help our students through their summer.

Feedback

We encourage our students to take ownership of their work, and to seek feedback from the lawyers they work with on a continuing basis.

Professional Development

In addition to the various assignments our students 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.