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Student Programs WHY CHOOSE TORKIN MANES?

Who We Are

Torkin Manes is a vibrant, growing, medium-sized firm located in downtown Toronto. Our 80 lawyers practise in all areas of business law and litigation, with a special focus on client service and results. Our clients consistently give us positive reviews based on their legal and strategic outcomes.

Torkin Manes has historically been rated by our associates in Canadian Lawyer as one of the top Toronto firms in which to practise. Their responses confirm the challenging and supportive atmosphere that we provide.

Our Approach

We see the law as a tool to accomplish our clients' goals. At Torkin Manes, you will find:
  • an outstanding group of lawyers backed by dedicated and knowledgeable support staff,
  • an expanding depth of legal practice, and
  • a unique culture that nourishes the professional and personal goals of its lawyers.

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Find Your Talent

We immerse our students in every aspect of our practices, with equal emphasis on their professional development, as well as their knowledge and skills.

It is our goal for our students to become future lawyers and partners at Torkin Manes. Accordingly, we take our teaching and mentoring obligations very seriously, with the aim of helping each student become the best lawyer that he or she can be.

Students at the firm become intimately involved in all aspects of our practice, seeing files through from start to finish. They conduct client interviews, motions, examinations, Small Claims Court trials, and participate in all aspects of corporate and real estate closings. We deliver on our promise to provide students with practical, hands-on experience.

Our students work together with lawyers of all levels of experience, as well as directly with our clients.

We invite you to review the practice areas that interest you from the menu to the left. Profiles of all lawyers at the firm are found in the same menu.

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Our Program

We run a summer program for second year students and an articling program for students who have completed their third year of law school. Both programs are practically oriented and designed to introduce students to all aspects of the practice of law.

Summer students are based in either Business Law (including Real Estate), or Litigation. The summer period runs from May to August each year.

Our articling students commence their articles in August. Articling students spend approximately half of their time in each rotation (Business Law - including Real Estate and Litigation), to ensure that each student receives a well rounded and comprehensive articling experience.

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Our Partner Intensive Program

Each articling student participates in our unique Partner Intensive program. This program is a one month intensive term where each articling student works closely with and/or shadows a partner in his or her area of interest so that they gain valuable insight into the day-to-day practice of law.

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Our Strong Mentoring Relationships

Both summer and articling students are assigned a mentor to whom they can turn for questions, direction and guidance. Students receive regular feedback and evaluation from their mentors, as well as direct feedback from the lawyers assigning particular tasks.

Our lawyers hold weekly lunch seminars for students to provide them with substantive knowledge and skills training. These seminars are designed to introduce our students to many areas of law that we practise and gives them the tools that they will need in order to excel in their articles and later as lawyers.

While we work hard at Torkin Manes, we play hard too. Student and firm social events occur on both a planned and less formal basis. Our firm hosts fundraising events for both the Hospital for Sick Children and the United Way and participates in a number of community and charitable events including the Run for the Cure and the annual CN Tower Stair Climb.

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Compensation

Torkin Manes summer and articling student salaries are competitive with other large downtown Toronto firms. Summer and Articling Student compensation is currently $1,450 per week.

In addition to a competitive salary, articling students also receive:

  • extended health and dental benefits;
  • life insurance; and
  • two (2) weeks paid vacation.

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What Our Students Say

Mandy Grewal
Alexa Turner
Ilia Valitsky
Katherine Welsh

Supportive Work Environment

"During my Summer at Torkin Manes, I was encouraged to explore various practice areas. The support I received helped me discover the areas of law I enjoy the most."
Alexa Turner, Summer Student 2012, Articling Student 2013 - 2014

"Everyone at Torkin Manes is genuinely helpful. Lawyers and staff at all levels shared their insights and provided guidance to help me grow as a student. As I developed new skills, I saw that I was making valuable contributions to client files and the firm."
Mandy Grewal, Summer Student 2011, Articling Student 2012 - 2013

Hands-on Experience

"I hadn't originally expected to play an important role with client work this early in my legal career. So, it was very exciting to be involved in examinations for discovery and trials. Being exposed to such opportunities has truly inspired me."
Katherine Welsh, Summer Student 2012, Articling Student 2013 - 2014

"Having an opportunity to be involved in client work from start to finish, I understand the context of the legal issues and how they can be best addressed to serve our clients."
Mandy Grewal, Summer Student 2011, Articling Student 2012 - 2013

Our Mentoring Program

"The mentoring program has been incredible. I've learned more than I thought possible in such a short period of time. That intensity isn't exhausting --- it's been invigorating. I am looking forward to returning to Torkin Manes to article next year. "
Ilia Valitsky, Summer Student 2012, Articling Student 2013 - 2014

"I knew that my mentor always had my best interests at heart. We jointly developed a learning program and she proactively identified areas where I needed to learn more."
Katherine Welsh, Summer Student 2012, Articling Student 2013 - 2014

Our Partner Intensive Program

"Articling at Torkin Manes was amazing. The Partner Intensive Program elevated my experience. The Program gave me a much better understanding what "life as a Partner" is like. My experience also gave me the opportunity to collaborate closely with a Partner and address important client issues."

Alison Ronson, Second Year Associate,
Articling Student 2011-2012. Summer Student, 2010

"I had a good idea which practice area interested me most. Torkin Manes' Partner Intensive Program allowed me to gain a true appreciation for the day-to-day challenges in my preferred area of law. The intensive program reaffirmed which practice area was right for me."

Seth Zuk, Second Year Associate,
Articling Student 2011-2012. Summer Student, 2010


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Start your Career at Torkin Manes

We look for students who are right for Torkin Manes. Yes, we look for good marks—but that’s not all we look for. We look for energetic team players who think on their feet, make the extra effort to achieve a goal, and those who are able to suggest a different approach if the usual steps are not working.

In essence, we look for students who are able to see the 'bigger picture,' in addition to focusing on the task at hand. In return, we give you an opportunity to take on significant responsibility, expose you to a wide variety of practice areas, and help you grow in your chosen profession.

Articling Students: Torkin Manes' application process for the 2014-2015 Articling Student term is now closed. Please see the Law Society of Upper Canada's website for details on the 2015-2016 Articling Student Recruitment Procedures.

2nd Year Summer Students: Torkin Manes' application process for the 2014 Summer term is now closed. Please see the Law Society of Upper Canada's website for details on the 2015 Summer Student Recruitment Procedures for the City of Toronto.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts (References are optional) to: studentrecruitment@torkinmanes.com

Address your cover letter to:

Leonard Rodness
Director of Student Recruitment
Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario
M5C 2W7

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Contact Us


Director of
Student Recruitment:
Leonard Rodness
Tel: 416 777 5409
Fax: 1 888 587 9139


Director of
Student Programs:
Jillian Evans
Tel: 416-643-8819
Fax: 1-888-312-0069


Our 2013-2014 Articling Students:

John Fowler, University of Ottawa
jfowler@torkinmanes.com, T: 416 863 1220, Ext. 243

Aleksandar Jovanovic, Queen’s University
ajovanovic@torkinmanes.com, T: 416 863 1220, Ext. 314

Debora Miller-Lichtenstein, University of Windsor
dmiller-lichtenstein@torkinmanes.com, T: 416 863 1220, Ext. 200

Alexa Turner, University of Windsor
aturner@torkinmanes.com, T: 416 863 1220, Ext. 297

Ilia Valitsky, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
ivalitsky@torkinmanes.com, T: 416 863 1220, Ext. 382

Katherine Welsh, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
kwelsh@torkinmanes.com, T: 416 863 1220, Ext. 461


 

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