Our goal with students is to hire and develop superior advocates. Summer and articling students at Paliare Roland will have the opportunity to obtain experience in numerous areas of litigation, including commercial, labour, employment, administrative and appellate advocacy. This broad perspective within an advocacy framework will provide students with a unique experience. Click here to contact any of our current students to learn more.
Although a number of the lawyers at Paliare Roland concentrate their practice in specific areas of litigation, no one is required to do so. The firm's culture is rooted firmly in the belief that a good litigator is able to do virtually any type of case. Consequently, the ability to advocate on behalf of a client -- any client -- is the primary skill we look for in a lawyer. It is our intention to hire students interested in advocating for the rights of our clients, whether in the civil/commercial or labour/employment/administrative context. Students will not be placed in a rotation and will enjoy the challenge of working with most of our lawyers in a wide variety of practice areas.
We look for students who have a demonstrated interest in litigation, through mooting, clinic work and other types of persuasive advocacy, and who have achieved high academic standing. We seek out students who are intellectually-curious, resourceful and well-rounded, and who share our values of professionalism and excellence. Many of us are first-generation lawyers, and we recognize that many students will not have experience in law-related positions before law school. We find that students can develop valuable skills for summer and articling through an extremely wide range of non-legal positions, such as retail, service, skilled trade, and/or manual labour.
We are firmly committed to giving back to the legal community and our broader community. Many of us devote time to legal and non-legal charities and organizations. As a firm, we support diverse causes through our charitable donations to groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Centre, our support of initiatives like the LSO’s Statement of Principles, and through the work we do on behalf of organizations like Progress Toronto, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario (HALCO), the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), and many others.