Articling at Jewitt McLuckie

At our firm, we take immense pride in offering our student articling program as a transformative and enriching experience. As an articling student with us, you’ll be an integral part of our close-knit team, gaining unparalleled exposure to a diverse array of legal matters and client interactions. Our personalized approach ensures that you’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from seasoned attorneys, empowering you to refine your legal skills and develop a deep understanding of practical application. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to cases, conduct research, draft documents, and even attend court proceedings, all while receiving continuous guidance and feedback. Our firm’s collaborative atmosphere fosters a culture of learning, growth, and professional development, laying a solid foundation for your future legal career.

By joining us as an articling student, you’ll not only gain a comprehensive education in law but also become part of a supportive community that values your progress and success.

We are accepting articling applications for the 2024–2025 articling term. Please email your application to

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of articling student is Jewitt McLuckie looking for?

Our work is focused on labour law on behalf of trade unions, employment law on behalf of workers, disability insurance matters, and human rights. So we are particularly interested in students that can show us their interest in advocating for unions, workers, the disabled, and for robust human rights particularly in the workplace.

How can I best prepare my application for an articling position?

We would like to receive a CV, cover letter, as well as your law school and undergraduate transcripts. You may want to include letters of reference but they are not necessary. In preparing your cover letter, be to the point in connecting your experience to our work. We are advocates and we want to see how concisely and persuasively you advocate for yourself.

What is articling like at Jewitt McLuckie?

We are a relatively small office so our articling students can expect to work with all of us. We will may have you involved in labour arbitrations, mediations, civil motions, trials, and a variety of administrative tribunal proceedings. Our students will get to know some of our clients and work with us to advance the rights of workers in unionized and non-unionized environments. We provide our articling students with formal feedback twice per year as well as ongoing informal feedback.

How important is ‘fit’ in securing an articling position?

The nebulous idea of ‘fit”, to the extent that it refers to an articling student being someone we can imagine having fun chatting with or to someone who socializes just like we do, is not relevant to our hiring decisions. We are much more interested in whether you share our passion for a more just world of work.

What should I do if I need an accommodation with regards to an application for articling or in an interview?

We are committed to respecting the Ontario Human Rights Code and fostering inclusivity. We want to work with great professionals and certainly do not wish to miss out on anyone’s talents because they could not access the accommodations they need. We encourage applicants to advise us of the accommodations that would assist them in our hiring processes. We will, of course, treat these in confidence.

How often does Jewitt McLuckie hire back its articling students?

We tend to have great articling students and would love it if we could hire all of them. The size of firm means there are some years when we’re not in a position to do so but, in these circumstances, we support our students in finding work. We are proud that, from the past years, we have some students that have become associates in our office, some that now work at other great firms, some in legal clinics, and some working in-house. They are all generally doing great work in their communities and keep in touch with us.

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