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Articling Program


At Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, our commitment to client success has made us the largest and most successful independent law firm in the National Capital Region. For our articling students, that means a superior articling experience, including exposure to a broad range of practice areas and access to resources and support that are second to none.

To maximize your articling experience we provide four rotations over a 10-month placement, each with a different practice focus. Our system is flexible, allowing you to pursue areas of personal interest and to follow a file from beginning to end. All students are supported by a dedicated Principal (Partner), Mentor (Associate), Research Director, Librarian, and Articling Committee. These individuals have a professional responsibility to each student and their success.

Our support team is a critical part of our strength. Our firm has a strong team of administrators, law clerks, legal assistants, library, IT and accounting personnel supporting our more than 50 lawyers.

We also provide a competitive salary and benefits package. In fact, the salary we offer is among the top range for articling programs in Ottawa. The firm also pays for both the licensing fees and examination fees levied by the Law Society of Ontario as well as salary during the required study breaks related to the examination. We want you to make our firm your professional home and we are committed to doing what it takes to make sure you succeed.

In addition to the range of law we practice, our size means we're able to provide you with support and access to resources that will significantly enrich your experience. These include:

  • Dedicated Research Director
  • Extensive In-House Law Library
  • Targeted Seminar Program
  • Less Court Run
  • Superior Technology
  • Social Calendar
  • Exceptional Clients

We believe that a strong, cohesive team delivers superior service to our clients. That's why we invite our students to get involved in the many learning opportunities, charitable activities and social events organized by the firm.

Most importantly, our firm offers the opportunity to work in an environment where they will learn success and gain exposure to legal professionals. We attract and mentor talented individuals. It is a priority for us because we know that many of our articling students will be helping to build our firm in the future.

For information on how to apply, please click here.

Join us as a summer student after completion of your second year of law school and earn valuable hands-on experience in your chosen field. To find out more about our summer student program click here.