Monday 15 May 2017

Parting thoughts and final farewells from Toronto Students!

It almost seems inconceivable to say that we are at the end of our articling term. Ten months ago, we all sat in a boardroom on our first day of training, filled with trepidation at what the next months would bring. I think I can speak for all of us in saying that, despite our anxieties, our time spent at McCague Borlack gave us the incredible opportunity to learn and prepare for our future careers as lawyers. As an added bonus, our collective experiences throughout our articling terms have brought us closer together as a group, and helped us become what I am sure will be life-long friends.


As it is time to say goodbye to McCague Borlack (at least for the summer), we hope to leave you with a few parting thoughts before we say our final farewells!


Parting Words: Take every opportunity you can – you only get one chance to learn as an articling student. You’ll never know what you’ll enjoy until you try!

Summer Plans: Enjoying the opportunity to do absolutely nothing.


Parting Words: Work hard. Stay humble.

Summer Plans: Travel and work.


Parting Words: Seek out the work that interests you; don’t wait for it to come to you.

Summer Plans: Work! (Specifically out of our Barrie office this summer!)


Parting Words: Articling is like a rollercoaster; terrifying yet thrilling. Don’t let your fears stop you from enjoying the ride.

Summer Plans: Relax and rejuvenate!


Parting Words: Every day of the articling experience makes the next one more manageable. There’s a steep learning curve but we’ve all made it through.

Summer Plans: Hiking the West Coast Trail in BC and the Kalalau Trail in Kauai, Hawaii


Parting Words: This year has been an incredible learning experience! Greater than I could have imagined.

Summer Plans: Spending the summer at home in B.C.

Thanks for the memories MB!

by Victoria M.