IT IS YOUR CAREER. IT IS YOUR LIFE.
Pitblado Law provides an exceptional Articling Student Program. Learn about the opportunity, and the difference Pitblado offers.
- Love where you work
- Love the work you do
- Gain options and exposure
- Obtain mentorship and growth
- Get involved in the community
We are driven by a bold vision, mission, and values – learn more about us here.
With several firms to choose from, decisions can be tough. Let us make it easy.
Every firm has one, but our program is flexible – designed to help you gain experience in a broad range of practice areas.
The program works for those seeking variety and opportunity to explore different areas of law. We treat articling and the
education of students seriously: you are welcomed as part of our team, and lawyers make themselves available to help you.
In addition, we have an active associates committee that liaises with the partnership on matters of common interest.
Articling students are assigned a Principal (Partner) who is a good fit for you, but you are also free to accept work from any lawyer,
ensuring a diverse experience in working with a range of people and files. Further, students are encouraged to seek files
in practice areas of interest – you are in the driver’s seat. You have an opportunity to explore areas in which to specialize,
and an opportunity to see files through from start to finish.
Principals ensure all requirements of your
articling year (per the Law Society of
Manitoba) are completed. Your Principal
is also your mentor, guiding you through
every aspect of the articling experience.
ADMIN + TECH SUPPORT
We provide you an office and administrative
support to help you concentrate on learning
the practice of law. We provide orientation
on Firm systems and access to a
CPLED + CLE
We support CPLED commitments and expect
students to attend all lectures. Students are
also given every Friday off to work on course
Students are also encouraged to participate
in continuing legal education through courses
offered by the Law Society of Manitoba, and
Manitoba Bar Association.
MARKETING + BD SUPPORT
We provide comprehensive marketing and
business development (BD) support to assist
you in developing business knowledge, your
clients and prospects, and the ability to grow
your practice. The Firm hosts regular BD lunches,
networking events, and also provides you
a dedicated budget to support these activities.
Feedback and open dialogue are essential
to articling. Expect it from your Principal,
colleagues, and management team.
Formal evaluations occur semiannually with
the Partner in charge of the Articling program,
with informal check-ins occurring intermittently.
We value relationships. That’s why we host
weekly “TGIF” in our lawyers lounge, sponsor
an annual family picnic and golf tournament,
host staff holiday and family parties, and host
our renowned annual holiday client reception.
The Firm also pays for associate events
throughout the year.
SALARY + BENEFITS
We offer competitive salary, CPLED tuition,
professional memberships and event coverage.
Enjoy two weeks paid holidays and group
If you are invited to remain after articling, the
Firm also covers Law Society practice fees.
COMMENCEMENT OF ARTICLES
Since the Firm provides intensive articling
orientation at the beginning of the program,
we require all students to commence articling
on the same date.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Your Principal not only ensures all articling requirements are met, but will mentor you along the way.
In addition to articling and educational support, we are committed to training within the Firm.
Your career in law will continue to evolve, and in working with us, you will always have opportunities
to learn and advance ahead of competition.
WE RECRUIT COLLEAGUES, NOT STUDENTS
It is our expectation that students become colleagues. If you are invited to remain with us after your Call, we have a formal mentorship program for all Associates.
We invest a great deal in our articling students, lawyers and Partners, and take pride in you investing
in a career with us.
We are hiring two or three students for the 2021/2022 Articling Year. Submit your Application before 12 noon on Friday, October 9, 2020 to Karen Poetker. We request that you include the following items in your application:
- Application Letter
- Undergraduate Transcript (copy or PDF of original)
- Law Transcript (copy or PDF of original)
Please note all applicants must meet the Law Society of Manitoba’s current admission requirements, found here.