Miller Thomson’s London office hires two students who have completed his or her first or second year of law school for our summer program.
Our summer program allows our students to experience the working environment at our firm before starting the 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 him or her. In this way, our program provides our 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 the summer.
We encourage our student to take ownership of his or her work, and to seek feedback from the lawyers he or she is working with on a continuing basis.
In addition to various assignments our students will be engaged in, our office offers training in substantive law and practical skills-based training. Some highlights of our students 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.