Our Toronto Articling Program is designed to produce associates with a well-rounded knowledge base, and students gain familiarity with each of the firm’s key practice areas and teams. While focusing on class action work, articling students are also exposed to work in the firm’s Personal Services Division and Business Services Division.
Students in Siskinds’ Toronto office are focused on working with the firm’s plaintiff class action team, which has repeatedly been ranked among Canada’s best. Within Toronto, the team consists of 10 lawyers working on a broad range of class action matters. The small team fosters a collaborative environment where students can undertake real responsibility and cultivate their skills as advocates.
Our Articling program in Toronto runs from the beginning of August to the beginning of June (10 months). All of our 2023/2024 & 2024/2025 Articling Students positions have been filled at this time.
Student Lecture Series
During the articling year, Toronto articling students will have the opportunity to travel to London to participate in a series of skill and knowledge building sessions arranged on a variety of subjects. The topics cover all practice areas as well as practice management. There are approximately 35 skill- and knowledge-building sessions throughout the year. Beyond providing valuable information, these sessions give our students a great opportunity to meet with many of Siskinds’ top lawyers in a small group setting.
Feedback and Mentoring
Each student is assigned both a senior mentor and a junior mentor tasked with guiding the student’s integration into the firm. This mentoring team meets regularly with the student to discuss and monitor workload, feedback and the student’s exposure to the areas of law within the various departments.
In early spring, the Articling Committee presents its recommendations to firm management. We have historically extended hire-back offers in mid-April.
Compensation & Benefits
Our Toronto articling students receive a salary competitive with other medium to large law firms in Toronto.
For the 2022-2023 articling term, the weekly salary is $1,700. In addition to receiving their salary during articles, students will also be paid for 15 days while they are studying for and writing their licensing examinations.
Law Society Process Fees
The firm pays the LSO processing and the Call to the Bar fees for students if they are hired back as associate lawyers. For those students hired back in litigation practices, Siskinds will also pay for their robes.
We support and encourage the physical well-being of all members of the firm. As such, we offer a fitness credit to all articling students, which may be applied towards an annual fitness membership or class.
Our Toronto office
Our downtown Toronto office is located at 65 Queen Street, across from the courthouse and Toronto City Hall.
Siskinds’ Toronto office abides by the recruitment procedures set out by the Law Society of Ontario.
Applications are accepted through the viLawPortal and should be addressed to Anthony O’Brien.
We conduct On-Campus Interviews at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall, and the University of Western Ontario, but we accept applications from students from all law schools. Students invited for in-firm interviews will receive an email indicating that we intend to contact them on call day.
Thank you for your interest in our Articling Program, we have filled all of our 2022/2023 Articling Students positions.