One piece of advice that stands out and rings true now, more than ever, came from someone whom I considered my mentor when I was concluding my final year in law school and thinking forward to the start of articling:
Articling is what you make of it.
...take advantage of the learning opportunities available to you as best
Aside from the hands-on learning experiences, I've also had the chance to attend many educational seminars/’lunch & learns’ on a variety of informative topics ranging from how to conduct examinations for discovery to how to run a file.
While work will always find its way to you when you’re articling, it is also important to seek out the work that YOU want. I've found that being proactive and volunteering to assist with work you’re interested in is a great way to make the most of your experience.
And speaking of making the most of an experience… I am going to take this opportunity to give a Shameless plug for Toronto’s beloved Maple Leafs who have finally made it back to the playoffs…GO LEAFS GO!!!