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Apply to Connolly Obagi LLP’s Ottawa Law Student Program

We offer an excellent student program.

We offer an excellent student program with opportunities for continuing education and professional development in a friendly and collegial atmosphere. We seek students who are interested in civil litigation, organized, energetic and eager to learn.

Given the size of our firm, students enjoy an active, hands-on experience that allows for close interactions between clients, staff and lawyers. Students are regularly asked to participate in client interviews, perform legal research and draft legal documents such as motion materials, mediation memos and pre-trial briefs. Our students also have the opportunity to observe all aspects of the litigation process including discoveries, mediations, motions and trials. This allows our students to experience the results of their hard work and see its value in the litigation.

Given the nature of our busy litigation practice, we frequently find ourselves having multiple trials per year. Our intention is to make preparing for and attending trial an integral part of our Articling Student experience. Our students are provided with hands-on experience throughout the lead-up to and during the trials. They are not simply there to observe; they are engaged in every step of the process.

Our firm has a proud tradition and history in Ottawa which extends back to 1879. We see our students, past and present, as an integral part of that tradition. We place a very high priority on making sure our students are given the necessary experience to become great lawyers. We may be the only law firm in Ottawa that can boast that every lawyer in our firm first started with us as a student. When we say that we know how important students are to our firm, we mean it.

Summer Program:

We employ two law students each summer. These students must have completed second year of law school before commencing work at the firm. We prefer to interview and hire students who intend to remain in Ottawa for their articling year. We generally first look to our summer students to fill our articling positions.

Articling Program:

We hire two articling students each year. Preferably these students plan to live and practice in Ottawa following the call to the Bar. The articling students are assigned to our Articling Principal, who provides informal mentoring, guidance and feedback throughout the articling process. Students will also find they receive mentoring from all of our lawyers. The application deadlines for articling positions are set by the Law Society of Ontario.





Please apply through the viRecruit portal. Your application package should include a cover letter, résumé, and a copy of your undergraduate and law school transcripts. If a copy of your official law school transcript is unavailable at the time you apply, you may include an unofficial grade report with your application and bring a copy of your official transcript to the interview.

We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Connolly Obagi LLP

Student Applications
1100 – 200 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L5
(613) 567-4412


Applicants who wish to receive more information about our firm and the student program can also reach out to our current articling students. Requests for their contact information may be made to the email address above.


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