Pitblado Law

Summer Student Program

Practical exposure
to the practice of law.

Summer 2024

Pitblado Law is excited to announce that it will be hiring up to three summer students to join the firm in May 2024. The summer student program is an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and hard-working students to gain experience and exposure to the practice of law at one of the largest and oldest firms in the province. As a summer student at Pitblado, you will receive practical exposure to the practice of law and the opportunity to work closely with partners and associates in a variety of practice areas. Our summer student program is designed to allow students to experience the practice of law in a supportive and collegial environment.

Our summer students receive compensation that is competitive with other leading firms in Manitoba.

Why Pitblado Law?

At Pitblado Law, we pride ourselves and take satisfaction in being trusted advisors, and providing excellent and practical legal services to our clients. For over 140 years, Pitblado has been servicing its clients in complex business transactions and litigation matters. We strive to deliver excellence in all practice areas as well as in our community involvement. From its early support for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to its support of other local community matters, Pitblado believes in giving back to the community.

Pitblado recognizes the significance of fostering a workplace that reflects the strength and diversity of our community and our clients. We are committed to addressing the importance of diversity and inclusion, and are engaging in meaningful and impactful actions that create and celebrate a refreshed people and culture environment

Diversity and Inclusion

If you belong to one of the below designated groups, we encourage you to self-declare when applying to Pitblado Law:

  • Women
  • Indigenous Peoples
    An Indigenous person is a member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit. First Nation includes status, treaty, or registered, as well as non-registered people.
  • Member of the LGBTQ2S Community
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Two-Spirit and additional sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • Persons with a Disability
    A Person with a Disability includes individuals who have a long-term or recurring physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, or learning impairment which may limit certain kinds of activity or could be perceived as a limitation. These include visible and non-visible disabilities.
  • Visible Minorities
    A person in a Visible Minority group in Canada is someone, other than an Indigenous person, who is non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour, regardless of their place of birth.

You can self-declare by stating it on your cover letter/resume.

How to apply

The summer student position will run from May to August 2024. Students who have completed their first year of law school and are entering their second year in fall 2023 and intend to article in Winnipeg are welcome to apply.

Applications should include your cover letter, resumé, transcripts, and grade reporting letter, where applicable. Questions regarding our Summer Student Program can be directed to Karen Poetker at [email protected] or 204-956-3571.

Applications are now being accepted until Friday, October 6, 2023 at 12:00 pm CDT (noon) to Karen Poetker at [email protected].