At Myers LLP we train advocates. Our firm’s belief is that regardless of practice area, strong advocacy skills are at the heart of successfully serving our clients. At Myers LLP, we want to provide an articling experience that prepares students to become skillful litigators and fierce advocates.
The lawyers at Myers LLP provide legal services to clients in most areas of the law. Cornerstones of the firm’s practice are Labour and Employment Law. The firm is also active in other areas with a significant litigation practice in Civil, Criminal and Family Law. Students also have an opportunity to gain experience with the Solicitors Department servicing client with their business, real estate and wills and estates needs. Myers LLP is proud to provide students with a uniquely broad articling experience.
The student will be given legal research and drafting assignments, generally for the Criminal, Labour and Civil litigation lawyers. To provide well-rounded articles, we encourage our students to seek opportunities in all areas of the firm as these areas correspond to the CPLED course topics. The articling student’s principal helps to oversee a well-rounded articling experience.
Articling Students at Myers LLP are given the opportunity to advocate on behalf of clients in the realm of Criminal Law. The student regularly appears in Provincial Court to conduct bail applications, remand matters and conduct interviews in the Provincial Remand Centre. There will also be opportunities to junior on trials and appeals.
Students at Myers LLP are also given the opportunity to appear and argue motions and assist with trials in Civil Litigation and Family Law matters. Students will also have the opportunity to junior at labour arbitrations and labour board hearings with our Labour Law department. At Myers LLP, we believe the best way to develop advocacy skills is to be given an opportunity to advocate.
Myers LLP has an informal and friendly yet professional atmosphere. Lawyers and students are invited to attend a monthly luncheon intended for presentations on various topics, or for less formal discussions and learning amongst lawyers. Students are encouraged to spend time with the lawyers to discuss their work and the CPLED course topics.
The firm provides a competitive articling salary, along with full health and dental benefits. Myers LLP also provides indoor parking for the articling student. All costs associated with the CPLED course are paid for by the firm. In addition, fees for continuing education programs the student wishes to attend will be paid for by the firm. The firm provides two weeks of paid vacation.
Students must have access to a vehicle, as they may have to travel to circuit courts or correctional institutions outside the city.
Many past articling students have been hired as associates after their call to the bar, but the firm cannot provide assurances in advance. To request more information about articling at Myers LLP or to submit a resume, please contact Kara Macdonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.