For hiring summering and articling students, Klippensteins follows the applicable recruitment procedures and deadlines for Toronto as currently set out by the Law Society of Upper Canada. In addition, summering is our main source for hiring articling students, so we will only interview and hire articling students if there are positions to fill after offers to summer students.
At Klippensteins, we give careful thought before the summering/articling interview week to the application materials we have received. On the basis of that review and to keep the process manageable for a small firm, we offer interviews to only between one and four applicants.
We will call students before the applicable scheduling date if we intend to invite them to an interview.
We suggest that application materials include a covering letter, a resume, transcripts, names of references (with telephone numbers if possible) and reference letters. Samples of writing demonstrating legal analysis and argument, such as a recent paper, are helpful.