What are You Looking for in Your Articling Experience?

At Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, we believe that the articling experience sets the tone of your professional life and defines the path that your legal career will follow. Our Ottawa-based firm offers law students like you a challenging and rewarding articling program, with a focus on your career and professional development as you work towards becoming a new lawyer. We have a unique program to ensure that our students learn as many practical skills as possible during their articling year in preparation for their Call to the Bar.

Deciding where you want to article is one of the most significant decisions you will make in your career. It is important for you to consider not only your long-term career objectives, but also the quality of life you would like to enjoy.

Each law firm has its own unique character and approach to law and life outside of the office. You have the opportunity to select the firm whose outlook you most admire, and that most closely reflects your personal and professional values.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is an innovative and progressive firm that prides itself on being open and informal. This means that although we are a leading full-service law firm, our students and lawyers work on a wide range of high-profile matters for a diverse client base and maintain the qualities and family atmosphere of a smaller firm.

Our articling program coordinators and our firm’s Directors of Research, David Contant and Carol Craig coordinate all aspects of our student programs. David and Carol provide our students with the support, supervision and resources they need to succeed at articling.

Because David and Carol manage all of the firm’s research needs, all of the research that is required by a lawyer on a file is usually referred through them. They select the most appropriate articling student for the project based on factors like their workload and areas of interest. David and Carol’s strong research skills, expertise and guidance help our students find the right information quickly and efficiently.

Are you looking for a law firm that offers you the opportunity of challenging work in a supportive environment with an exceptional and diverse legal team? That’s who we are.

Visit our Application Process page for more information on the 2018-2019 program details and deadlines.

If you are a student, and have any questions about the articling or summer student program, please do not hesitate to contact David or Carol by email or telephone at:

From the Ottawa area: 613-231-8354 or 613-231-8240

Anywhere else in Canada: 1-888-565-9912

If you wish to contact any of our current articling students, please call us at 613-238-8080 or feel free to email us.