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SOM LLP is a leading management-side labour and employment law firm. Our firm is specialized, established in its field, and has a strong litigation practice before the province’s courts, administrative tribunals and labour board. Students will have the opportunity to work closely and directly with experienced and respected labour and employment lawyers.

As a student, you can expect to develop a strong foundation in research and writing skills. However, you will also be involved with all legal and practical aspects of any matter you work on including: drafting pleadings; meeting with clients; interviewing witnesses; and attending motions, mediations, hearings and trials. We ensure that our students are kept “in the loop” on all aspects of a file and we strongly believe that this offers our students a learning experience like no other.

We are not participating in the 2019-2020 Articling Recruitment Program and, therefore, are not accepting articling student applications.

We are currently hiring for the 2019 summer term.  All summer student recruitment and interviews are conducted in accordance with the Law Society’s Student Recruitment Procedures. 

Applications for summer student positions with our firm must include a resumé, cover letter, and copies of official undergraduate and law school transcripts.  Applications can be submitted via the ViPortal or sent to the attention of:

Todd Weisberg
Shields O'Donnell MacKillop 
65 Queen Street West, Suite 1800
Toronto, ON  M5H 2M5


SOM LLP has been recognized for its demonstrated mentorship of students and young lawyers within Ontario’s labour and employment bar. In 2016, partner Malcolm MacKillop received the Ontario Bar Association – Labour & Employment Law section’s Randall Echlin Mentorship Award.

Randall Echlin Mentorship Award

Current Students

2018-2019 Articling Program

Mallory Adams
Dalhousie University
+1 416.304.6324

2018 Summer Program

Emily Owens
Western University
+1 416.304.6414

Domenica Moran
Queen’s University
+1 416.304.6414

65 Queen Street West, Suite 1800, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M5
T 416 304 6400 F 416 304 6406