We believe that a positive articling environment is one where students fully experience the practice of law. At BBO, students do not spend their articling years in the file room. We offer a casual, open-door working environment, where students are free to ask questions and get involved.

Formal rotations are set up by practice area and our students are encouraged to pursue a particular area of interest.

Litigation Rotation

The litigation practice covers a broad range of specialties including personal injury, estate, construction, insolvency, wrongful dismissal, and general commercial litigation. While at BBO, students attend discoveries as well as appear in Small Claims Court, in the Superior Court of Justice on motions and with senior counsel on pre-trials, trials, and appeals.

Commercial Law Rotation

The commercial law area includes transactions of every type, including incorporations, shareholder transactions, agreements, secured transactions, and real estate. While articling at BBO, students are given exposure to all areas including drafting commercial agreements, shareholder memoranda, real estate transactions, wills, secured transactions, and debt collection. Our student(s) draft pleadings and prepare research memorandums using our library or the online search services, Quicklaw and eCarswell.

Brown Beattie O’Donovan offers a competitive salary and benefits package, relative to the legal marketplace in London. We reimburse our student(s) for the Skills and Professional Responsibility Program tuitions.

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