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Articling Program

  • Revised: December 2010
  • Content last reviewed: December 2010

We are a centre of legal expertise in occupational health and safety, employment standards, labour relations, workplace insurance and pay equity law, providing strategic, practical and high quality legal advice, advocacy, and legislative drafting services to the Ministry of Labour and other government Ministries.

We support the Attorney General fulfill his or her role as Ontario's Chief Law Officer of the Crown, which includes upholding the rule of law in the province.

The Branch is collegial, welcoming and fosters an inclusive and respectful environment reflective of the diversity of those we serve. Our success is founded on the collective and collaborative efforts of our litigators, solicitors and administrative staff.

Description of Program

Articling Students work primarily with the Branch's litigation practice and are given a broad range of experience including:

  • Carriage of Part I prosecutions
  • Carriage of appeals to the Ontario Labour Relations Board under the Employment Standards Act, 2000
  • Assisting with Part III prosecutions for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act, 2000
  • Handling guilty pleas and routine court appearances
  • Drafting facta for trial and appeal matters
  • Preparing legal memoranda
  • Providing research assistance to counsel

The placement may include an 8 week rotation at the Ontario Labour Relations Board where students are exposed to labour relations issues including grievances and collective bargaining disputes.

Occasionally, the possibility of working with the Branch's solicitor practice may arise, and interested students are encouraged to pursue those opportunities.

Please visit the Ministry of the Attorney General's Articling and Summer Student Program website for available positions and application requirements.