Students working at Foglers have the opportunity to work in one of the following five general practice rotations:
- Business Law (corporate/commercial, tax, wills and estates)
- Securities Law
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Real Estate and Banking and Financial Services
- Administrative Law (employment, labour, public and health law)
Summer Student Program
Our summer program is designed to introduce you to the firm and the practice of law. Given the short time you are at the firm, during the summer program, you will spend the entire summer in one practice rotation. When you return to article, you will then have the opportunity to spend time in each of the five practice areas.
While in a practice group, you will work with a variety of lawyers. You will be encouraged to participate in the social events held over the course of the summer to ensure that you get to know our other summer students, lawyers and support staff.
Our articling program is designed to expose students to each of our five main areas of practice.
The Fogler, Rubinoff student experience includes an educational program that focuses on a comprehensive range of subjects and issues.
The program is comprised of seminars and workshops presented by various members of the firm, as well as presenters from outside the firm. Topics are chosen in a variety of areas of specialization to reflect real-life situations and provide practical plans of action in approaching legal problems in addition to practical topics such as practice and time management.
Guidance and Support
The Chair of the Student Committee is a dedicated resource to guide and help you address issues and meet your educational and professional goals. The Chair of this Committee also acts as a liaison between lawyers, staff and students. In addition, you will be assigned a lawyer who is designated as your mentor to provide additional support and guidance as well as providing constructive feedback during the articling period to ensure that you are exposed to all of the elements of our firm's articling education plan, as approved by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Each of the summer and articling students is assigned a mentor as an additional dedicated resource. The mentors are generally Senior Associates or Junior Partners who are committed to the student's professional development. Mentors and students are encouraged to meet on a regular basis to discuss any number of topics, and to assist with the integration of the student into the firm.
Getting to Know You
The personal, approachable nature of our firm is enhanced by social events throughout the year, such as weekly breakfasts and monthly informal evening social events held on site, where all members of the firm have an opportunity to meet and interact.
Other event highlights include our annual Summer Event, December Holiday Party, student and associate activities and golf and baseball tournaments. As one of our students, you will be welcomed and encouraged to participate in all of the firm's social programs to enhance your experience with Fogler, Rubinoff.
Fogler, Rubinoff is located in The Toronto-Dominion Centre at 77 King Street West, in the heart of Toronto's financial district. Our offices use the latest in computer equipment and personal computers or laptops are available to our lawyers and students for word processing and research, with access to Quicklaw, CD Rom research tools, e-mail and the Internet.
The firm's library is computer-equipped and contains an extensive collection of books, periodicals and case reports. We have a Director of Research and a full-time Librarian Technician who are available to assist students and associates with research assignments.
The Bottom Line
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP offers students a salary competitive with that of other downtown Toronto law firms. Upon accepting an articling position with the firm, you will receive $4,000 towards the cost of third year law school tuition. Summer students receive the same salary as our articling students.
As an articling student, you will receive two weeks of paid vacation during the course of your articling term. Additional benefits include life insurance, an extended health care and dental plan, Canadian Bar Association membership and fitness allowance. Fogler, Rubinoff also pays Law Society and bar admission fees for articling students.
At Fogler, Rubinoff, we know that the members of our firm are the key to our continued success. Ours is a growing firm and we remain committed to growth from within the ranks of our summer and articling students. Associates who have been with the firm since articling are eligible for partnership after five years of practice.
When we consider hiring students back, our decision is based on their character, quality of work and performance; in short, on their ability to strengthen our firm as we continue to deliver the highest quality of legal services and expertise to each and every client.
A Final Word
Fogler, Rubinoff is a vibrant, dynamic firm where our associates and partners are encouraged to build a legal practice compatible with his or her individual aspirations and personality.
Our firm has been exceptionally successful and we look to exceed these results in the future. We practice law in an informal, relaxed atmosphere that we believe has contributed to our growth and success. We seek law students who have achieved a high academic standing in their law school class and are motivated, energetic, resourceful individuals with a wide variety of interests and a thirst for practicing law in a hands-on environment.