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 Overview

Our student programs are flexible and allow you to gain exposure to a wide range of practice areas while exploring your own interests. We encourage students to reach out to lawyers in practice areas they would like to learn more about or with whom they are interested in working. You will receive interesting and practical hands-on experience in our diverse practice areas:

Litigation & Advocacy: You will be exposed to commercial litigation, insurance litigation, administrative law, insolvency, environmental law, family, wills & estates, immigration and aboriginal law.

Real Estate & Business Law:  You will be exposed to a mix of corporate and commercial law, taxation, real estate and employment & labour law.

We believe that our students should be involved in all facets of our practice. Our students are continuously challenged and will become involved in matters of increasing complexity and responsibility as their abilities develop.  Examples of assignments given to students include:

  • Handle your own small claims court files with supervision
  • Draft correspondence, pleadings, motion records, facta and research memos
  • Attend discoveries, mediations, pre-trials and hearings before courts and tribunals with our experienced lawyers
  • Assist with both corporate and real estate closings
  • Draft corporate contracts as well as director and shareholder resolutions

We treat summer and articling students similarly in terms of assignments and level of responsibility, except for the restrictions on rights of appearance before courts imposed by the Law Society.

Summer Student Program:  We try to match you with a lawyer in your chosen practice area in either our corporate/real estate or litigation practice areas as we feel the summer is too short for a formal rotation system. That said, we are flexible and allow you to seek out work in any and all areas of interest during your summer experience.

Articling Student Program:  We maintain a flexible individually-tailored rotation system in our two primary practice areas: litigation and business law.

Blaney McMurtry LLP is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  Please contact our Human Resources department at 416-593-7221 to discuss any accommodation needs.

 Professional Development

We provide a comprehensive orientation during your first week with us as well as ongoing seminars which focus on both skills development and keeping abreast of legal developments across our practice areas. Examples of our seminar topics during your orientation and beyond include:

  • Small Claims Court Procedure & Advocacy
  • Expert Evidence for Litigators
  • Preparing For Your First Civil Trial
  • Basic Corporate Law
  • Strategic Legal Writing
  • Drafting and Uses of Boilerplate Clauses
 Mentoring

Blaneys is committed to your development as a professional. All students are teamed with a formal mentor. These are typically associates who still recall what it was like when they were in your shoes. Our mentoring program allows you to establish an ongoing relationship with a more experienced member of our firm. We also encourage you to build relationships and develop informal mentorships during your summer and articling experiences.

 Why Blaneys?

Why Choose Blaneys?

  • You will receive substantive hands-on assignments from day one
  • You can explore areas of interest from amongst our diverse practice areas
  • You will work in your own office with the same tools and support that are available to our associates
  • We offer a competitive salary and other benefits
  • We have an informal, collegial work culture; our lawyers are generally approachable and have open door policies

What Kind of Student Thrives at Blaneys?

  • You are committed to providing exceptional client service
  • You have an enthusiastic “can-do” attitude and are open to taking on new challenges to deepen your learning
  • You take ownership over your work – you treat assignments as if they were your own in terms of your responsiveness, attention to detail, follow-up and initiative in exploring creative ways to resolve our clients’ legal issues
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and understand that law is both a profession and a business
 Our Students

Meet our 2022 Summer Students

Nadav Amar
416-593-1221 ext. 1966

Nadav is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Kinesiology from Western University.

Nadav is an active member of the Osgoode Hall community. He is part of the Osgoode Business Law Society and Jewish Law Students Association and will serve on the executive committees for both in his third year. He has participated in several moots and will continue to do so in his final year of law school. One of the highlights of Nadav's law school career has been his work with the Osgoode Business Clinic where he gained practical skills by working with clients in the early stages of their business development.

In his free time, Nadav enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and is slowly learning golf. He also loves watching all sports (especially his beloved Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets), hanging out with friends and family, trying new restaurants, and playing with his dog, Zoey.

Gurwinder Bansal
416-593-1221 ext. 1965

Gurwinder is a law student at the University of Windsor. He holds a Bachelor of Honours degree with Distinction in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies from the University of Toronto.

While in law school, Gurwinder volunteered with the City of Windsor’s community legal aid where he dealt with criminal and landlord and tenant disputes. During his 1L summer, he worked at a criminal defence firm.

In his spare time, Gurwinder enjoys playing hockey, mixed martial arts, and riding his motorcycle. Once a year Gurwinder is let down by the Toronto Maple Leafs, but continues to support them.

Cameron Ho
416-593-1221 ext. 1962

Cameron is a JD candidate at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree (Honours) with Distinction from Western University. While at Western, Cameron competed at the provincial and national levels on the varsity badminton team.

Cameron is an active member of the Windsor Law community. He is President of two organizations, which include the Legal Innovation Hub and the Asian Law Student Organization. Cameron also dedicates his time to helping his classmates as a peer mentor, and team advisor for UWindsor’s Annual Mock Trial. As a Research Assistant, Cameron analyzes case law and treatises surrounding patent claim drafting and statutory interpretation across different jurisdictions. During his second year of law school, Cameron was on the founding executive committee for The Transnational Law Moot, the first cross-border moot of its kind.

In his spare time, Cameron enjoys playing the guitar, watching Formula 1, swimming, and experiencing new cuisines.

Bailee Kleinhandler
416-593-1221 ext. 1961

Bailee is a law student at Queen’s University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University with a major in Sociology.

During law school Bailee volunteered as a Student Caseworker with Queen’s Legal Aid, where she provided assistance to low-income individuals, specifically dealing with landlord and tenant matters, Administrative Monetary Penalties, and Provincial Offences. Bailee worked as a Teaching Assistant for a first-year introduction to intellectual property law course.

In her spare time, Bailee enjoys practicing pilates, horseback riding, and watching reality TV on Netflix.

Hilary Lai
416-593-1221 ext. 1963

Hilary is a second-year law student at Western University. Prior to law school, she graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management (Honours Co-op) and a Master of Accounting. As a co-op student, she acquired considerable business experience at a boutique valuations firm in Toronto specializing in damages quantification and business valuations.

At Western, Hilary remains actively involved in the community. She acts as Co-chair of the Western Taw Law Association and the Western East Asian Law Students Association. She is also a Student Ambassador and a member of the Western Law Ball Committee.

Outside of work and law school, Hilary enjoys binge-watching reality TV shows, working out, and discovering new films. As a baking enthusiast, she is always looking for a new cookie recipe to try out.

Erica Moin
416-593-1221 ext. 1964

Erica is a second-year law student at Western University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from York University. She is also a licensed paralegal and has worked at various law firms, gaining both business and litigation experience in areas such as real estate law and civil litigation.

Erica is active in the Western Law community. She is a member of the Western Law Business Society, the president of the Western Foodies club and has participated in several moot competitions.

Erica enjoys playing with her Shih-Tzu puppy, biking and lounging by the beach.

 Summer Student Recruitment

Blaney McMurtry LLP has hired its full complement of summer students for 2022.

 Articling Student Recruitment

Blaney McMurtry will not be participating in the 2022 articling recruitment process.

Key Contact
ALTERNATE CONTACT
Albina Dubali
Professional Development and Recruitment Coordinator
EMAIL | 416-593-1221 ext. 3008
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