The Articling Program

A The goal of the Gardiner Roberts LLP articling program is to teach our articling students how to become good lawyers. Accordingly, our students work closely with both senior and junior lawyers on a wide variety of matters. Students are treated as professionals and they gain practical experience by being involved in client meetings, corporate commercial transactions, drafting of legal documents and attending on motions, trials and administrative proceedings.

Although we believe in the importance of a varied articling program, students who become involved in a particular hearing or transaction may retain carriage of the matter through their articles. In addition, Gardiner Roberts attempts to accommodate students who develop an interest in a particular area of law.


Articling students will rotate through three broad practice areas, spending two and a half months in Dispute Resolution, two and a half months in Real Estate/Tax and five months in Corporate/Commercial.

Students will be exposed to the following areas of law while in their respective rotations:

Dispute Resolution Rotation

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Employment Law
  • Health Law

Real Estate/Tax

  • Real Estate and Municipal
  • Tax and Estate Planning

Corporate/Commercial Rotation

  • Business Practices
  • Immigration Law
  • Technology and Intellectual Property
  • Financial Services
  • Entertainment Law
  • Securities
  • Municipal Law
  • Non-Profit and Charities Law




At a Glance

When you consider where you want to article and eventually practice law, we recognize that you want a firm that has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and will also provide you with a challenging experience.

All articling inquiries should be forwarded to:

Articling Committee
Attention: Bryan Skolnik
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Suite 3100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3Y2