Pitblado Law

Articling Program

Your career.
Your life.

Why Pitblado Law

With several firms to choose from, decisions can be tough. Let us make it easy.

  •  Become actively involved in files from start to finish
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion (We encourage you to self-declare)
  • Respectful workplace
  • Flexibility built into the program
  • Over 60 Lawyers
  • Great team camaraderie – TGI Fridays (We get along!)
  • Collegial Environment
  • Award Winning: Canadian Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Benchmark and Lexpert
  • 2 Weeks Vacation

Why Pitblado?

  • Love where you work
  • Love the work you do
  • Gain options and exposure
  • Obtain mentorship and growth
  • Get involved in the community

Articling Program

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.

Program Details


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.


Essential to articling, you can expect feedback and open dialogue. Expect it to be 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.

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 comprehensive library.

Social Events

We value relationships. That’s why we host weekly “TGIF” in our lawyers lounge, sponsor an annual family picnic and golf tournament, and host staff holiday and family parties.

Marketing + BD Support

We provide comprehensive marketing and business development (BD) support to assist you in developing your practice. The Firm hosts regular BD lunches, networking events, and also provides you a dedicated budget to support these activities.


Our articling students enroll in the Accelerated PREP program which runs from May to August. During this time, articling students work exclusively on PREP so that when they arrive at Pitblado in September of their articling year, they can focus solely on honing their legal skills.

Students are also encouraged to participate in continuing legal education through courses offered by the Law Society of Manitoba, and Manitoba Bar Association.

Salary + Benefits

We offer competitive salary, PREP tuition, professional memberships and event coverage.

Enjoy two weeks paid holidays and group insurance/benefits.

If you are invited to remain after articling, the Firm also covers Law Society practice fees.



Our Commitment

We are committed to help 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.

Join Us!

We are hiring students for the 2025/26 articling year. Applications are now being accepted until 12 noon on Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 to Karen Poetker, Partner and Chair of the Executive Board, at [email protected]

We request that you include the following items:

  • Application Letter
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate Transcript (copy or PDF of original)
  • Law Transcript (copy or PDF of original)
  • References

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Submit your Articling Program questions to Karen Poetker.

Please note all applicants must meet the Law Society of Manitoba’s current admission requirements.