Students

At Patterson Law, students are an integral part of the firm and the services we provide to clients. Our size fosters a very dynamic and collegial work environment that creates an extremely rewarding learning experience. Both articling and summer students are closely involved with all aspects of files and accordingly they have the opportunity to engage in very meaningful and rewarding work.

Our focus is to ensure you receive the best legal training and experience possible. At the beginning of the relationship, we will set out our expectations so you can understand our responsibility and yours. We will assign work with clear instructions and deadlines, honour your own ability to motivate yourself to complete the work as assigned, and we commit to providing you with timely, relevant feedback.

Why We Work Here

Are you looking for a great place to work? For interesting clients and varied work assignments that will challenge your intellectual and problem solving power? Patterson Law is that kind of place.

We love what we do. Lawyer jokes aside - and as you begin your career your friends and family no doubt will offer many - we love the practice of law. This is the place to start a journey of discovery. We find solutions for our clients that are at times straightforward or can be delicate and complex -- legal issues with huge financial and personal stakes.

We take enormous pride in truly getting to know our clients, their long term plans and their needs.

If you are a law student, we recognize the articling experience is critical to your career. Because we are a mid-sized firm, we can offer promising students the chance to work on meaningful assignments in the early stages of your career. With our firm, not only do you get the opportunity to work closely with senior partners on complex legal matters, you get to do it in an environment that is motivating and supportive of your long-term goals.

Our firm has two human resource goals:

  • To train and nurture each articled clerk to achieve his or her full professional potential; and
  • To build our firm into the strongest in the province, by attracting and retaining great lawyers and staff.