I can't speak about other markets. Toronto has the following employers doing the articling recruit (summer before 3L and during 3L):
Caley Wray, Cavalluzzo, Dewart Gleason, Goldblatt, Koskie Minsky, MAG - Ministry of Labour, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic, Unifor, United Steelworkers, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Toronto District School Board, etc.
Hi! I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share their 1L summer recruitment experience, and how you juggled multiple interviews and dinners etc. It seems so complicated especially when there are multiple firms involved. What was your strategy? What do you wish you would have done differently?
Got the notification yesterday!
LSAT: 154, 157, 155, 157, 163 (in order)
CGPA: 3.03/4.3 (not including M.A. grades) L2: 3.85 (M.A)
Strong LORs and ECs.
I have been trying for years, can't wait to see you all in September!
Small firm in small city Ontario. CPD, lawpro and LSO paid for by firm.
The people that I know who pay their own fees invoice the firm for their services (basically, a regular and or exclusive contract). They claim their fees and get the tax advantage from it. Talk to your accountant but mine told me that whoever paid the fees can claim the expense. My partner, for example, is a member of a professional order, a public employee, and still pays his own order fees. He hasn't had any issues claiming it.