Recruitment Procedures

The Law Society sets out Procedures governing the recruitment of students for summer positions in the City of Toronto as well as Procedures for the recruitment of articling candidates across the province of Ontario. These Procedures are binding on members, students and licensing process candidates and are to be followed in letter as well as in spirit.

Procedures Governing the Recruitment of Students for Summer 2017 Positions in the City of Toronto;

2017-2018 Articling Recruitment Procedures  

Summary of Hiring Practice Guidelines

 

Upcoming Key Recruitment Dates

The Law Society anticipates publishing the new Recruitment Procedures for the upcoming year in March 2017. To assist in preparing for recruitment, the following list contains key recruitment dates for the upcoming year.

2018-2019 Articling Recruitment Procedures:

Firms Located in Toronto:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Friday, July 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that interviews may be conducted (i.e. beginning of designated interview week): Monday, August 14, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Firms Located outside of Toronto – General:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that interviews may be conducted: Friday, May 5, 2017
• Earliest date that offers of employment may be communicated: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Firms Located in Ottawa:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that offers of employment may be communicated: Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Firms Located in Middlesex County:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that interviews may be conducted: Monday, May 29, 2017
• Earliest date that offers of employment may be communicated: Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Firms Located in Hamilton:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that interviews may be conducted: Monday, May 29, 2017
• Earliest date that offers of employment may be communicated: Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Procedures Governing the Recruitment for Summer 2018 Positions in the City of Toronto:

Second Year Students:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Monday, August 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that interviews may be conducted (i.e. beginning of designated interview week), other than on-campus interviews: Monday, November 6, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

First Year Students:
• Earliest date that application deadlines may be set: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
• Earliest date that interviews may be conducted (i.e. beginning of designated interview week): Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.