The articling experience at Bereskin & Parr LLP helps students develop practical professional skills in problem recognition, creative problem solving, communications, and drafting. We assume that our students are fully capable of managing a significant degree of responsibility, and we ensure that our students have direct client contact from the outset.
Each student is formally assigned to a principal, who ensures that the student is exposed to the required elements of the Law Society Approved Articling Plan, and also serves as a mentor to the student by providing ongoing guidance and feedback. During the course of the articling term the student will also have discussions with the firm’s Professionals Committee regarding his or her progress.
Professional Development and Educational Programs
We believe that professional training and continuing legal education are fundamental to a student’s success, and are proud to have cultivated comprehensive educational programs that cover a range of intellectual property law subjects and issues.
Internal programs designed specifically for students include a series of luncheon seminars presented by various professionals in the firm, on subjects that relate to their areas of expertise. Students are also encouraged to attend regular practice group meetings, which are structured around topical issues specific to certain practice areas, and the firm's monthly meetings, which include presentations and the review of intellectual property law developments from the preceding month.
At Bereskin & Parr we recognize that the law is constantly evolving and continuing legal education is necessary for even the most seasoned professionals, so the firm regularly conducts seminars on trademark law and patent law designed to provide professional training and growth to the firm’s partners, associates and students alike.