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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.

Given our specialized focus we will only consider applicants with a demonstrated interest in labour and employment law. Applications should be submitted via viDesktop/vilawportal and should include copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts and a list of upper-year courses.

Our student compensation is comparable to other Toronto firms.

We are currently participating in the 2024 Toronto Summer Student Recruitment Program.


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

2022 - 2023 Articling Program

John Eglinski-Brown
Queen's University

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