Our Recruitment Process
Lenczner Slaght observes the guidance for recruiting summer and articling students set annually by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
Communications: All applications are acknowledged by email. We will advise you in advance whether we're going to contact you on Call Day. Interview details are also confirmed by email.
On-campus Interviews: The Lenczner Slaght lawyers who visit your law school are looking to get to know you through an informal conversation during your interview. You can expect that they may ask for more detail around the academic and extracurricular activities summarized on your résumé. They are particularly keen to know more about your interest in litigation. At the same time, the on-campus interview is a great opportunity for you to ask us questions – to make sure you get a chance to get to know us as well. Everyone at Lenczner Slaght is happy to talk about why we love the firm.
Call Day: You will begin receiving calls from law firms at 8 a.m. on the designated day to arrange in-firm interviews. If we call you, we will schedule your interview for Monday or Tuesday of the designated interview week. There is no significance to the day; you have the same opportunity as any other interviewee to demonstrate that we are a good match and determine whether Lenczner Slaght is the right place for you to begin your legal career.
In-Firm Interview: You will meet with four or more of our lawyers during your interview. You can also arrange to meet one of our articling students who can answer any questions you may have about the student experience. There is no need to send thank you notes following your interviews as they are not expected.
Offers: We extend formal offers by telephone at 5:00 p.m. on the date prescribed by the LSUC.
Making Your Application
Your application package should include a covering letter expressing why you are interested in our firm, a résumé and a copy of your law school and undergraduate transcripts. Reference letters, while helpful, are not mandatory.
If you require further information, please call 416-865-9500 in Toronto or toll-free from elsewhere in Canada: 1-877-80LSRSG (805-7774)
Applications are accepted through the viDesktop Portal
and should be addressed to:
Director, Student & Associate Programs
130 Adelaide St W
Canada M5H 3P5