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Join Our Team!

Are you a dedicated, collegial team player? If so, we would welcome you to our friendly and hard-working GCY team.

We are currently looking for an awesome articling student to join us : Please email your resume to: Patrick Bernard at: pbernard@gcylaw.com  

Here are the details: 

We are a litigation and real estate boutique firm in the heart of downtown Toronto looking for a highly-motivated law student to commence articling with our firm as early as September 2018. Both Canadian law school graduates and current NCA Candidates are encouraged to apply.


We have a diverse practice which includes the following areas of law:

·       Civil and Commercial Litigation

·      Collections, Bankruptcy, and Secured Creditor Enforcement

·      Contract Disputes

·      Tort Claims including Fraud, Negligence, Defamation, Tortious Interference, Conversion, 

·      Shareholder Disputes and Oppression Claims

·      Construction Liens

·      Estates Litigation

·      Residential and Commercial Real Estate 

·      Wills and Estates 

·       Business Law


Our firm offers articling students the opportunity to get unparalleled hands-on experience in all aspects of practicing civil litigation at a busy downtown law firm. Student responsibilities will include:

·       Drafting court documents and pleadings; 

·      Appearing at uncontested and contested motions; 

·      Attending Small Claims Court matters; 

·      Communicating and negotiating with opposing counsel and unrepresented litigants; 

·      Managing client relationships, including drafting legal advice for counsel and regular client communications; 

·      Conducting legal research and drafting legal memoranda;

·       Other legal and administrative assistance as required.


Minimum Academic Requirements: 


1.    Law Degree (JD or LLB) from an accredited Canadian Law School with a minimum overall average of B-;

2.     Law Degree (JD or LLB) from an accredited United Kingdom Law School with a minimum degree classification of Second Class (Upper); 

3.    A Law Degree from another common law jurisdiction with academic achievement equivalent to either of the above. 


Please note that candidates who do not meet the minimum academic requirements will not be considered. 


Other Qualifications:

Strong verbal and written communication skills 
Attention to detail 
Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

Excellent time-management and punctuality




Your application package should include a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, and any other documents which would highlight your qualifications. Undergraduate transcripts showing final two years of study are not necessary but may be beneficial.


Applicants who obtained their law degree outside of Canada must also provide an NCA Certificate of Qualification or proof of enrolment in the NCA Accreditation Process.


Please send applications to Patrick Bernard at pbernard@gcylaw.com by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018.