Miller Thomson’s Waterloo office hires two students who have completed their first or second year of law school for our summer program.
Our summer program allows 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, students are encouraged to be entrepreneurial and to seek work and experiences of interest to them. In this way, our program provides students with a greater insight into Miller Thomson and the practice of law.
Members of the Student Committee are also on-hand to help students through the summer.
We encourage our students to take ownership of their work, and seek feedback from the lawyers they are working with on a continuing basis.
In addition to the various assignments engaged in by our students, 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.