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:
- Accessibility Law
- Agricultural / Farming Law
- Banking Litigation
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency
- Child Custody
- Commercial Tenancies
- Condominium Law
- Construction Law
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Restructuring
- Disability Claims
- Divorce and Separation
- Employment and Labour Law
- Estate Litigation
- Estate Planning
- Expropriation Law
- Human Rights Proceedings
- Insurance Defence
- Land Lease and Mobile Home Tenancies
- Medical Malpractice
- Non-Profit Housing Corporations
- Paralegal Services
- Pension Litigation Lawyers
- Privacy Law
- Property Tax Appeals
- Regulatory Offences
- Rental Housing Law
- Residential Tenancies
- Retirement Home and Care Homes
- Shareholder Agreements
- Shareholder Disputes
- Slip and Fall
- Spousal and Child Support
- Tax Litigation
Applications – Summer Term 2023 – London Office
- Applications are due by Monday, January 16, 2023 at 5pm.
- The firm will contact students on Thursday, January 26, 2023 no earlier than 8:00am to schedule interviews.
- Interviews will be conducted between Monday, February 6, 2023 at 8:00am and Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 5:00pm.
- Offers of employment will made Thursday, February 9, 2023 at or after 8:00 am.
Application packages should include:
- Cover letter;
- Undergrad and law school transcripts and
- References (optional)
Wherever possible, application packages should be submitted as one PDF.
Applications for the 2023 Summer Program at Cohen Highley LLP should be directed to the attention of:
Ken Fraser, Hiring Committee
One London Place, 255 Queens Avenue, 11th Floor
London, Ontario N6A 5R8
Applications can be sent via email to email@example.com or may submitted through the viLaw Portal (https://recruitcdn.viglobalcloud.com/Home.aspx?Site=1)
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.
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.