We believe that a positive student experience is one where summer and articling students fully immerse themselves in the practice of law to the extent permitted by the Law Society of Ontario. At BBO, students do not spend their summer or articling terms in the file room. We offer a casual, open-door working environment, where students are free to ask questions and get involved.

Our articling students’ terms consist of two formal rotations, set up by practice:

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 corporate-commercial law area includes transactions of every type, including incorporations, shareholder transactions, agreements, secured transactions, and real estate. 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 articling student(s) for the Skills and Professional Responsibility Program tuitions.

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