Join our team of 140 lawyers and experience the breadth and variety of practice of a full-service firm, within a collegial environment working in the public interest. The City is committed to an inclusive workplace culture supporting a public service that is reflective of the diverse population it serves.

We generally hire six articling students each year and we recruit the majority of our lawyers through the articling process as hire-backs. The number of hire-backs depends on budgetary approvals.

How to Apply

We’re looking for students who demonstrate strong academic credentials and a desire to work for the public sector. This is demonstrated through your cover letter, resume, law school courses and other interests and in the interview itself.

If you’re interested in articling and the City of Toronto for the 2019-2020 term, submit an application consisting of a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and two letters of reference by Friday, July 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. Choose one of the following three ways to send us your application:

  • Submit it through viDesktop 
  • Mail it to Diana Dimmer at the following address:

Ms. Diana Dimmer
Director – Legal Services
26th Floor, Metro Hall, Stn. 1260
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

The City of Toronto receives and reviews applications and interviews students in accordance with the guidelines and rules established by the Law Society of Ontario. Please refer to the Law Society of Ontario for more information.

Students selected for interviews will be contacted by one of our lawyers on call day in order to schedule the interview. Interviews will be held on Monday and Tuesday of interview week, as set by the Law Society of Ontario.

Attend our Open House on Articling – June 25th, 2018 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Metro Hall, 55 John St., 3rd Floor, Room 308/309 to find out more about our articling program.

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