Vacation clerkships consist of one rotation over a three week period for a summer clerkship or a two week period for a winter clerkship. Your clerkship will commence with a two day induction to the firm, covering software training, policies and know-how. You will also have a morning tea on your first day with our current graduates to ease you into your clerkship. You will also attend a practice group overview which is presented by our associates and will give you an insight into the various practice groups. You can also attend all training sessions conducted within your practice group, as well as all internal Continuous Legal Education seminars held during your placement.
The purpose of the clerkship is to ensure you are integrated into the team and receive a variety of legal work. You will have the opportunity to work closely with partners and lawyers on current matters that will allow you to put into place what you have been studying at university.
Towards the end of the clerkship you will be invited to lunch with partners - always a popular event - so you can get to know more about them and their practice areas.
The nature of the work you complete during your clerkship or graduate year will vary depending on which practice group you join. However, broadly speaking the types of tasks you can expect to receive include:
• preparing an initial draft of an advice
• attending client meetings and/or teleconferences
• attending court
• assisting with document management/due diligence
• preparing case chronologies
• researching points of law.