The Summer Program at Blaney McMurtry is designed to provide students with the opportunity to work in an area of their choosing.
The Summer Program at Blaney McMurtry is designed to provide second year law students with the opportunity to work in an area of their choosing in either our corporate/real estate or litigation practice areas. We feel that the summer session is too short for a formal rotation system, so we will match each student with a lawyer in his or her chosen practice area who will act as a mentor during the summer session. Summer students will receive interesting and varied assignments from lawyers in either our corporate, real estate or litigation practice areas, similar to those given to articling students.
We believe in involving our students in all facets of our practice. Considerable emphasis is placed on each candidate’s sense of initiative and willingness to assume responsibility. Our students are continually challenged and can expect to become involved in matters of increasing complexity and responsibility as their abilities develop.
Blaney McMurtry is committed to the development of the student as a professional. Through our Mentor Program, students are teamed with a senior associate or partner of the firm. The mentor monitors the student’s workflow and provides both formal and informal feedback as to the student’s progress. The mentor program affords a unique opportunity for each of our students to establish an ongoing relationship with an experienced member of the firm.
Blaney's summer program is open to second-year law students.
For more information on Blaney McMurtry's Summer Student Program, please contact:
Alva Orlando is responsible for recruitment, managing student and associate programs and for the implementation of educational programs and the continuing development of the lawyers and students within the firm.
To assist our students in the fulfillment of their responsibilities, Blaney McMurtry provides a full complement of law librarians, title searchers and conveyancers, process servers, litigation and corporate clerks, messengers and information services personnel.
We use the latest computer and communications technology, incorporating state of the art systems and databases, and encourage students to take advantage of our in-house computer software training facility. All students are on-line with Quicklaw and the Internet at their desks.
Blaney McMurtry lawyers are involved in many outside activities such as teaching at law schools and the Bar Admission Course, participating in professional and industry seminars, writing and editing legal publications and specialized newsletters. We regularly publish a wide variety of different newsletters and other material on areas of law of interest to our friends and clients.
Members of the firm are also active in our respective communities, holding positions of significant responsibility in local religious, charitable, social, amateur athletic and non-profit organizations. We consider participation in the profession and the community to be a life-long responsibility. We expect our students to involve themselves with these kinds of organizations as a way of fulfilling, in part, our obligations to the community in which we practice.
We anticipate hiring 7 summer students for 2014 through the on-campus interview process in the fall of 2013. We comply with all Law Society of Upper Canada rules with respect to student recruitment.
To be considered for a position as a summer student, please send your curriculum vitae, together with copies of transcripts from law school and your pre-law degree(s) and a short covering letter to:
Blaney McMurtry LLP
2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
Toronto, Canada M5C 3G5
Blaney McMurtry is committed to providing a dignified and professional work environment, free from discrimination.
We are participating in the OCI process in the Fall to select our Summer Students for 2014.
THE BLANEY INTERVIEW
Interviews begin at 8:00 a.m. and run every 1 ½ hours. Our interview teams consist of 4 lawyers. Your interview will take approximately 1 hour. Two firm members will meet with you for a 30 minute interview, at which time they will then switch with two other firm members who will complete the remaining 30 minutes of your interview.
THE BLANEY TOUR
After your interview, one of our articling students will offer to take you on a 10-15 minute tour of the firm where they may introduce you to more of our lawyers.
When touring the firm with our articling students, take them up on their offer to answer your questions! They have been through the process recently and will be able to candidly answer your questions and share their experiences. Speaking with the students will also help you decide whether Blaneys is a good "fit" for you.
Please note that we will be offering second interviews to select candidates on Tuesday, November 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For those who are interviewing on Monday, we will strive to notify you of second interviews by no later than 6:00 p.m. For those interviewing on Tuesday, we will notify you of second interviews by no later than 1:00 p.m.
BLANEY MEAL INVITATIONS
We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner invitations to select candidates. Those candidates who are selected will be invited to a meal with several Blaney lawyers and about 3-4 other candidates. You will be notified of a meal offer at the same time that you are offered a second interview. Please note that we understand that you are under time constraints and may only have time to accept one offer – either a second interview or a meal. Accepting only one of the two invitations is perfectly acceptable.
Everyone is invited to drop into our cocktail party taking place at our firm on Monday, November 4th, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Offers will begin to be made at 5:00 p.m. sharp on Wednesday, November 6th. Offers will remain open for acceptance for 24 hours from the time of offer, pursuant to the LSUC guidelines.
We hope you will find this information helpful and wish you the best of luck during the 2014 Summer Student Recruitment process!!