NB – Articling and Summer Program

Cox & Palmer is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education plan for articled clerks and summer students, which meets and exceeds the standards set forth by the province’s Law Society. Our articled clerks and summer students become familiar with the practice of law by working closely with experienced senior lawyers. Students are provided the opportunity to meet with clients, address client needs and manage complex legal issues while developing the skills to become a competent and successful lawyer. At Cox & Palmer, we pride ourselves on offering a learning experience that will be rewarding, collegial and dynamic.

Application and Interview Process

Representatives from our New Brunswick offices conduct interviews at Université de Moncton, the University of New Brunswick Law School, and Dalhousie Schulich School of Law in January of each year. Offers for New Brunswick positions are made during this time period. Students at those law schools should contact their Career Development Office to learn about the application process and applicable deadlines. Interviews with students from other law schools across Canada are scheduled in January as applications are received.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Pre-law transcript (official copy)
  • Law school marks (unofficial copy accepted – request official copy when available, if necessary)

Summer Student Experience

We hire second-year students to work during the summer. Students are assigned to mentors (typically senior associates) to assist them in adapting to a professional firm environment. Cox & Palmer generally will have between two and four students in each of its three New Brunswick offices.

Summer students are immersed in on-going matters and are involved in a wide range of our firm activities. It is important to us that students get excellent exposure to the practice of law and our firm’s culture.

Articling Experience

Our articling program is based on a system in which the articling year is divided among two primary practice groups: Corporate/Commercial (including Real Estate) and Litigation (including Insurance, Family, Commercial and General).  Articles are completed under the supervision of a Principal as well as the partners who chair the Associate, Articling and Summer Student Committee.  In addition, mentors are assigned to articling clerks to provide advice and assistance on an on-going basis throughout the program.  Input and feedback from the student is encouraged during this process. Cox & Palmer values the collegial environment that enables us to better serve our clients and we emphasize the importance of this environment to our students.

We offer superior instruction to our students by accomplished lawyers who are recognized for their skills, expertise and professional and ethical standards. Several of our lawyers are long-time instructors for various components of the Bar Admission Course including civil litigation, insurance, family law, administrative law, corporate/commercial law, bankruptcy, and insolvency and professional responsibility.

Employment Package

In addition to offering a competitive salary, we provide our students with a comprehensive health insurance plan, payment of wages and required course materials during the Bar Admission course, Bar Admission course fees, continuing legal education seminar fees, and Provincial Law Society/CBA membership fees.

For more information please contact

Michael A. Gillis

Partner
Saint John

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