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Summer Program

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About the program

Our summer program closely mirrors the experience of being an articling student at Clyde & Co. Throughout the summer, you’ll have the opportunity to work on meaningful work assignments, participate in training and development programs and observe the law in practice.
As a summer student, you will work with our lawyers on a variety of substantive projects that involve skills such as legal research, analysis and drafting for ongoing client matters.

 

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Program areas

 To help you develop the requisite skills needed to become a successful Clyde & Co lawyer, we offer training seminars that cover the essentials: time entry and billing, legal research and writing, how to read an insurance policy, negotiations, deposition techniques and more. We also identify opportunities for you to sit in on depositions, attend court hearings and even client meetings.

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Partners in practice program

In addition to developing your legal skills, we seek to expand your knowledge of the firm’s practice areas through our “Partners in Practice” program. We host a multitude of sessions in which our partners and team members provide an overview of their practice and cases. These sessions not only allow each summer student to gain exposure to location specific practice areas, but they are also a great way to build connections with our lawyers.

Summer program - What to expect:

Mentorship plays a critical role in fostering your professional and personal development. From day one, you will be assigned a lawyer who will provide guidance and support to help you thrive at Clyde & Co. 

Our goal is to provide you with continuous feedback throughout the summer upon completion of each work assignment. In addition, at the mid-point of the summer, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your summer experience and provide you with observations and input on your achievements and work projects. This is also a time for us to hear from you! We encourage you to share feedback with us so that we can make your summer at Clyde & Co exceptional.

Social activities allow us to get to know one another in a more relaxed setting. Activities vary by office, and the events chosen allow time for conversation, learning and enjoyment. We too encourage our summer students to get involved in office-specific events. Additionally, we offer opportunities to connect with other summer students and lawyers across North America.

Creating an inclusive culture is vital to the success of our business. It is crucial that our people feel happy, respected and able to be their whole selves at work. Having a workforce that brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences helps us harness the power of different perspectives to better innovate, problem solve and drive change.

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