The Black Sutherland Experience
At Black Sutherland LLP, students receive hands on experience that will form the foundation of a successful legal career. During their articles, students are treated as colleagues and are encouraged in every aspect of their professional development.
Black Sutherland LLP believes that people learn through practice. At Black Sutherland LLP, students learn the skills needed to practice law, skills that directly compliment their law degree. In addition to conducting research and drafting a wide range of legal documents, students are given the opportunity to assist on trials and appear in court to argue both contested and uncontested motions. Under the supervision of a lawyer, students are also given the opportunity to lead Small Claims Court files from beginning to end. Those students interested in learning about the business side of the legal practice will also have an opportunity to work with the firm’s experienced business lawyers and participate in a variety of transactional assignments.
Black Sutherland LLP is committed to creating a challenging and enjoyable work experience. By the end of the articling term, students are ready to enter the legal profession with confidence and a wealth of legal experience.
The Articling Program, Mentoring & Professional Development
Though there is an emphasis on litigation, students are encouraged to have a broad exposure to different areas of legal practice. Black Sutherland LLP also encourages its students to attend continuing legal education training events and seminars.
At the commencement of the articling program, students are assigned an interim mentor and will be encouraged to meet regularly with various lawyers to discuss file work, legal issues and professional development. Associates and Senior Partners provide guidance to all students. With their many years of experience, both Black Sutherland LLP’s Associates and Senior Partners have many decades worth of knowledge and are always eager to share with students. All Black Sutherland LLP’s lawyers are receptive to providing assistance with the many non-file issues that arise in the early stages of training to be a lawyer.