For more than 90 years, our firm has focused on both insurance defence and personal injury litigation. For this reason, articling students at Will Davidson LLP are provided with an invaluable opportunity to learn the litigation process from the perspective of both a plaintiff and a defendant. Whether working on complex cases for a large insurance company or focusing in on a case for an individual, the practical experience gained by our students better prepares them for a career in litigation. Our students work closely with all of our lawyers on an equal amount of defence and plaintiff matters. Our students are given a great deal of responsibility and independence throughout the term, all while being supervised and mentored by our experienced counsel.
While articling at Will Davidson LLP, articling students will complete a very wide range of tasks and assignments, but of note, they will be asked to
- conduct legal research
- prepare legal documents and argument
- prepare for and attend at motions
- prepare for and assist with trials
- maintain carriage of Small Claims Court matters
- conduct Small Claims Court trials independently
- attend at examinations for discovery and mediations
Our students make important contributions and we welcome their energy and enthusiasm. At Will Davidson LLP, we hire two articling students each year. One student will work exclusively in the Toronto office and one student will work exclusively in the Oakville office. We do not offer a rotation between the Toronto and Oakville offices. If a candidate has a preference between the Toronto and Oakville positions, the candidate should indicated their preferred office on their application.
We typically interview 35 to 40 candidates for the two positions during the prescribed interview weeks.
While academic success is considered when selecting candidates, Will Davidson LLP does not rely on academic performance alone and prides itself on taking a more holistic approach to selecting candidates which includes a review of work experience, life experience and individual interests.
We offer a very competitive compensation package to our students which includes a salary, group benefits, contribution towards a gym membership and payment of bar admission fees and tuition.