Monday 25 February 2013

Dear Future Candidates...

My last couple of weeks have been incredibly busy: I came back from vacation (yes, articling students do get time off) and was immediately immersed in the Ottawa summer student recruitment process. Fortunately, I can always rely on my fellow students at the Toronto office to back me up. They have been incredibly understanding and supportive and have voluntarily taken on tasks so that I can actively take part in interview week.

Being involved in the student recruitment process has been a great experience. I have really enjoyed meeting/speaking with all of the candidates and have really been impressed by their outstanding achievements.

Friday 15 February 2013

Where Everybody Knows Your Name…

With the blog now in full swing, after having been so eloquently introduced by my fellow student in its inaugural post, I find myself in the enviable position of being able to explore any, and all, aspects of being an articling student at McCague Borlack.  Faced with such a litany of choices – e.g., client interaction (we get lots), firm social events (we had a firm-wide cake party today to celebrate our record breaking year, and our annual “Ski Day” is only 7 days away), diversity of interesting work (where else do you get to run your own small claims files and assist on multi-million dollar precedent setting cases?) – I thought I would keep it pseudo-seasonal, yes Valentine’s Day is a season, and discuss one of the elements of MB that makes this place truly special, my fellow articling students.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Introduction: Welcome to Articling

It is truly a pleasure to provide the inaugural articling student post for the McCague Borlack (MB) student blog.  Having “summered” here and now amidst articling I feel confident that I can not only accurately represent the student experience but perhaps more importantly convey what it’s like to be part of the MB family.  My fellow articling students and I are excited at the chance of sharing real-time updates and information as to the happenings at our litigation firm.  But as the first of many posts to come, I feel it incumbent upon myself to share what I believe to be the deeper truth about MB.  More specifically, my personal opinion is that the articling experience at MB is best defined by challenge, growth and family.