As a Hughes Amys LLP articling student, you’ll be exposed to all aspects of our firm’s practice. Your experience will include most or all of the following responsibilities:
- Meet with clients
- Prepare research memoranda, mediation memoranda, pre-trial briefs and opinions
- Draft motion materials, pleadings and facta
- Have full carriage of Small Claims Court matters
- Argue motions and appear at examinations for discovery
- Assist senior counsel at trial and on appeal
We are committed to teaching our articling students as many skills as possible. One of the best ways to acquire litigation skills is to watch experienced litigators in court. This means that when you work on a file, you can expect to go to court with the lawyer to observe the proceedings.
We want students to be exposed to all aspects of our litigation practice during their articling term. We carefully monitor the type of work you are given to ensure you are involved with a variety of files and proceedings. By the end of the year, you will have worked with most or all of our lawyers and will have the skills necessary to make a smooth transition to an associate’s position.
You will be assigned to both a mentor and an articling principal. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with advice and assistance throughout your articling year. Your principal will ensure that you are getting the most out of your articling experience. The Chair of Articling, your mentor and principal will also ensure that your workload is manageable. Although you will have a mentor and principal, all of our lawyers will be pleased to answer any questions you may have, and to provide assistance and advice.