Articling Program

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You want an articling program that will help you grow as a lawyer, provide you with a broad and rich learning experience and offer you the flexibility to chart your own career path... and you want it all from a leading law firm.

Let us be that firm for you.

Gowling WLG offers exceptional articling programs to students who have completed their law degree studies and are preparing for admission to the Bar. We want our articling students to be the future leaders of our firm, and so we dedicate ourselves to providing the most valuable, practical and rewarding experience possible.

Articling students learn and experience the practical aspects of law from some of the country's most recognized lawyers. With a wide range of practice areas spanning across most of Canada's key industries, Gowling WLG offers unparalleled opportunities for students who already know their specialty or for those students who are still deciding.

Learn more about our articling program in one of our offices below.



The Montréal team offers in-depth experience in a broad range of clientele nationally and internationally. Our main areas of practice are: corporate; commercial and taxation; litigation and insurance; real estate; administrative; labour; aboriginal law; and industrial and intellectual property law.

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Our Ottawa office is the largest firm in the nation's capital region and provides legal services in both official languages. No law firm is better prepared to serve the Eastern Ontario market. 

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Students in Toronto have exceptional opportunities to work with our national and international clients across a number of industries and practice areas.

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Businesses from just about every industry and various levels of government turn to Gowling WLG Hamilton for its depth of experience. We are uniquely positioned to give Hamilton's local and regional businesses access to sophisticated legal services with an extensive global reach.

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Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region office is one of the largest multi-service firms in the area. We are the leading provider of legal services to technology firms in Canada's technology triangle. The business community includes a broad range of high-tech and advanced manufacturing firms and growing financial institutions.

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The Calgary office is home to many professionals, and is structured to facilitate prompt and efficient response to the needs and expectations of our clients. Lawyers work in teams combining their skills and abilities to address specific client requirements.

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The Vancouver office is home to many seasoned professionals and the culture is best described as team-based, collegial, democratic and informal. Our culture defines our firm so we strive to attract like-minded people to join our team.

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Our student education and training programs include a variety of "how-to" seminars tailored to a new lawyer's needs on topics such as drafting motions and memoranda, legal research and writing, interviewing and negotiation techniques, conducting examinations for discovery, and delivering winning presentations.


Students have the opportunity to choose their own career path, and we strive to accommodate individuals who are seeking an extended period working within a specific practice group. Our students enjoy flexible rotation schedules that provide the broad base of knowledge and hands-on skills they need to successfully launch their careers.


Your work experience could include drafting pleadings, commercial agreements and opinion letters; preparing motion records and arguing motions; attending examinations for discovery and mediations; attending closings; assisting at trials and appeals; and meeting and working with clients.