Summer Student Program

Students are an integral part of the process of growth at Cohen Highley LLP.  Our evolution as a firm depends upon a solid group of students.  The firm has developed articling and summer student programs that benefit the student, while providing for our firm’s future.

Our Summer Program

The summer student program at Cohen Highley LLP gives students exposure to a wide variety of areas of law including:

Applications – Summer 2019

  • Applications are due by Friday, January 25, 2019.
  • The firm will contact students on Friday, February 1, 2019 to schedule interviews.
  • Interviews will be conducted between Monday, February 11, 2019 at 8:00am and Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 5:00pm..
  • Offers of employment will made Thursday, February 14, 2019 at or after 8:00 am.

Application packages should include:

  • Cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Undergrad and law school transcripts and
  • References

Applications for the Summer 2019 Term at Cohen Highley LLP should be directed to the attention of:

Brian Phillips, Hiring Committee
One London Place, 255 Queens Avenue, 11th Floor
London, Ontario  N6A 5R8

Mentor Program

Each student is assigned to one of our associate lawyers for the summer term. The program creates the opportunity for the student and mentor to meet regularly to discuss progress to date, student’s expectations, the summer student experience, as well as any questions or problems which may arise.

Student Lecture Program

Cohen Highley LLP offers in-house lectures on a variety of topics during the summer term.  The program is designed to give students insight into different areas of practice, as well as an overview of proceedings in these areas.  The lecture topics range from docketing and file organization to legal research and writing.

Facilities and Support

Cohen Highley LLP employs a number of law clerks and a rent review consultant.  In addition, students have access to experienced legal assistants.  There is an excellent library in the office and, when necessary, the University of Western Ontario Law Library and Middlesex Law Association Library are available.  Cohen Highley LLP is equipped with the latest computer technologies with access to local online resources, including Westlaw Canada.

Our office is located on the 11th floor of One London Place and all members of the firm have access to the London Life cafeteria and lounge situated across the street.

Student Responsibilities

Cohen Highley LLP recognizes that “hands-on” experience is an important part of the learning process.  During the summer, students will assist and work with lawyers on files and gain experience in:

  • Investigation, interviewing and legal research;
  • Drafting pleadings, motion records and other proceedings;
  • Conducting examinations and cross examinations;
  • Incorporation of companies; and
  • Drafting wills and assisting in estate administration

Students also have the opportunity to attend with lawyers on trials, appeals, examinations, motions, pre-trial conferences, preliminary hearings, and other matters.

Every effort is made to accommodate a student’s special interests in particular areas of practice and to allow students to follow the progress of files they have worked on.