Are you ready to join and learn from a dynamic team of legal professionals? Now is the time to jump start your legal career - apply to the Articling and Summer Law Student Program.
Submitting an application
Each individual office conducts its own hiring; therefore, applicants must apply directly to the office(s) in which they are interested in working.
For most offices, the application package must include:
- Cover letter
- Undergraduate and law school transcripts (Most MAG offices will accept photocopies of official transcripts)
Some offices request additional application materials. Please review the job opportunities posted on this website to confirm the specific application requirements for each office.
Each office/branch will look for students whose qualifications reflect an interest in the particular subject area practiced by the office/branch.
Other qualities that make an application attractive include:
- Previous experience
- An interest in public law
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Academic proficiency (particularly in courses relating to the area(s) of work practiced by the office/branch)
- Extracurricular work and activities
- Oral and written communication skills
MAG offices hire in accordance with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) recruitment procedures, posted on the LSUC website. Generally, articling student application deadlines are in May for positions outside of Toronto and July for positions in Toronto. For summer law student positions, application deadlines are generally in September and January.
Occasionally, some of our offices will hire students after the LSUC timelines, so please be sure to review the Job Postings on our website on a regular basis and apply accordingly.
Students can expect to be interviewed by a panel of two or three individuals (which may consist of Counsel, Legal Directors, or Crown Attorneys).
Interviews are typically 30-45 minutes long, but may vary by office/branch. Some offices/branches may want to conduct second interviews or will want the candidate to meet with other counsel and/or current law students.
To ensure fairness in hiring, each branch will ask several standardized questions and the answers will be graded. The questions may test:
- How students would handle a hypothetical situation
- Legislative knowledge
- Substantive legal knowledge
- Knowledge of evidentiary issues
- Ability to juggle and prioritize workload pressures
- How students would address challenging ethical issues