Program Resources

Candidates are responsible for finding an articling placement with an approved Articling Principal.  There are several initiatives and supports to assist candidates to find an articling placement.

Candidates must ensure that the Articling Principal is approved by the Law Society prior to starting the placement. The Law Society may not recognize placements started with an unapproved Principal.

Articling Registry

The Articling Registry enhances awareness of available articling placements for Ontario articling candidates. Law firms, legal organizations, law students and licensing candidates may use the registry for finding paid articling placements.

Articling Registry

Biographical Paragraphs

Candidates may submit a one paragraph summary of their qualifications to Articling, Licensing Process, Licensing and Accreditation Department of the Law Society for distribution to potential employers and others who have contacted our office in search of an articling candidate. If you are an employer who is able to offer paid articling placements and would like a copy of this form, please contact our office

Biographical Paragraph Submission Form 


Mentorship Program

The objective of the Mentorship Program is to provide candidates searching for an articling placement with support by pairing them with a lawyer who will provide advice and encouragement during their search.

Mentee Registration Form 
Mentor Enrolment Form 

General Job sites

Public Service Commission of Canada at
Service Canada Job Bank at
Legal Aid Ontario at
Martindale Careers at


Lexpert Directory of lawyers at
Hieros Gamos Legal Research Centre at
Government Directory at
Ontario Government Directory at
Canadian Law List at
NALP Canadian Directory of Legal Employers at

Law Society of Upper Canada Directories

Articling Registry at
Lawyer and Paralegal Directory at
Directory of Certified Specialists at

Law Schools, Law Societies and Associations

Federation of Law Societies at 
The Aboriginal Human Resource Development Council of Canada at 
The Canadian Bar Association at 
Federation of Ontario Law Associations at

Articling and Clerking Positions

Ministry of the Attorney General at
Supreme Court of Canada at
Department of Justice Canada at