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Why Paliare Roland? 

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.

Professional Development & Mentorship

We strive to involve our students in the practice and development of the areas of law in which we are involved. Our students will not only be expected to assist in research, drafting, and preparation of cases, but will also be encouraged to attend with lawyers at hearings, trials, and examinations for discovery, as well as at professional development programmes. Students will take part in client interviews, and will be involved in drafting legal opinions and memoranda, pleadings, and facta. Students may attend at court before Masters and be given Small Claims and administrative law matters to carry.

Our students will be assigned a single mentor for the duration of the summer term or articling year. The mentor will be responsible for ensuring that their student is receiving an appropriate amount and range of work, and also for assisting their student with any problems that might arise from time to time, although students receive work directly from all of the lawyers in our firm. Students will receive feedback on their work from the assigning lawyer on a project by project basis. In addition, students will receive formal performance evaluations from their mentor at intervals throughout the articling year.

Diversity and Women in the Profession

At Paliare Roland, we value the diversity of thought, experience and background that all individuals can offer. We believe that our clients are best served by lawyers who understand and reflect the diversity of their own experiences and interests, and that promoting diversity makes for a more open, inclusive and vibrant workplace.

Our firm is a really great place of employment for women. It could be our equality of numbers, our fantastic female role models, or our collection of amazing men who actually get it. Regardless, we have created a culture where women not only stay, but thrive and succeed. Women at Paliare Roland have both presence and power at all levels of the firm and are a force to be reckoned with.

Our Recruitment Process

Salary will be competitive with other law firms in downtown Toronto. Articling Students will receive full salary and tuition during the Bar Admission Course. We also offer a dental, health and life insurance plan, a subsidized health club membership and paid vacation.

We hire 3-4 second year summer law students each November, in accordance with LSO guidelines and deadlines.  We hire articling students on occasion. Please see How to Apply for available summer and articling positions. We do not have positions for first year law summer students or for students prior to law school. We accept applications by viLawPortal.

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