Our goal is to provide our students with well-rounded articles by providing a blend of work experiences in a broad range of practice areas through a rotation program. Under the guidance and supervision of experienced lawyers in these areas we hope to inspire students and help them develop their skills, professional abilities and judgment.
We offer two distinct rotations: Business Law (10 weeks) and Litigation (30 weeks). While you may already have your sights on a career in litigation we want to make sure that you also have the opportunity to explore the diversity of work in business law.
a) Business Law Rotation
Students in our business law rotation are given the opportunity to gain the skills needed to be an effective solicitor through exposure to many different areas including general corporate/commercial, corporate finance, real estate and technology. Typical work in this area may include:
- assisting with real property conveyancing;
- assisting with organizing commercial transactions;
- attending shareholder meetings;
- attending commercial transaction closings and shareholder meetings;
- witnessing wills;
- attending meetings with clients; and
- conducting research.
b) Litigation Rotation
To help you build a comprehensive skill set in litigation, our litigation rotation provides experience in most areas of our litigation practice including commercial litigation, health law, insurance law, professional liability, environmental and other niche areas. Typical work in this area includes:
- assisting and attending at chambers, trials, hearings, discoveries and applications at various levels of court;
- managing small claims cases;
- interviewing witnesses and meeting with clients and experts;
- attending settlement conferences and mediations;
- interviewing witnesses;
- conducting research;
- preparing opinions and legal memoranda; and
- drafting and revising documents.
c) Let’s talk about Research
We want you to have as full an experience as possible, and build your skills in the real world of law — of which research is just one area. The research you’ll be doing at Harper Grey involves challenging, complicated legal research issues. Your hard work is vetted and often used as the basis for legal argument for all levels of court.