About Our Student Program
Recruiting the best students is a priority at Singleton Reynolds because those same students represent our future.
Through both of our offices (Vancouver and Toronto), our firm provides services to various industries and sectors (including: construction, real estate, insurance, business, and regulated professionals) throughout all sectors of Canada and B.C.’s business landscape.
From conversation to providing counsel, from contracts to the courtroom, we are driven to meet our clients’ objectives. We have an impeccable track record, and a reputation for excellence and innovation. We pioneered alternative dispute resolution in Canada, and today mediation and arbitration remain core capabilities, as well as a full range of litigation and corporate commercial services.
We are currently seeking students as follows:
NEW: University of Victoria 2L Co-op Position (Summer 2019 – Vancouver)
UVic students in their second year of law school are eligible to apply for this 12-week Co-op position. Application deadline is January 25, 2019.
NEW: Singleton Reynolds 1L Litigation Fellowship (Summer 2019 – Vancouver)
UBC students in their first year of law school are eligible to apply for this 14-week Fellowship opportunity ($14,000). Application deadline is January 28, 2019.
Our students are an important part of our firm and they are best equipped to describe what life is like as a student at Singleton Reynolds. Feel free to contact any of them here or read Brendan Dawes’ first-hand experience below.
My First-Hand Experience Articling at Singleton
A first-hand account from one of our previous articled students, who now practices at Singleton Reynolds as an Associate.
Student Programs and Beyond
We will take a broad view of your career, looking past the student program with a focus on your career.
Where you Start: Our students start their careers with an in-depth orientation program focused on legal skills and firm integration. We aim to provide each of our students the tools necessary to build a career in law, and to make connections with the colleagues, clients, and staff with whom we all work.
Training and Continued Legal Education: We support our students’ and lawyers’ continued appetite for learning and knowledge with the SR Institute, a Law Society accredited, in-house curriculum of continued legal education. Our practice groups meet regularly to discuss updates in law and practice issues. Our students meet one-on-one with mentors regularly, both partner and associate, who will ensure students are receiving the training they need.
Assignments: With no fixed rotation schedule we provide each of our students with a broad based, and highly personalised experience. Lawyers assign work directly to students. This method of work assignment not only provides an excellent opportunity to interact with each of our lawyers, but it also allows students to seek out work in the areas that are of most interest to them, with the lawyers that they feel will provide them with the greatest pedagogical benefit.
Feedback: Every lawyer who works with a student is encouraged to give constructive feedback as work is produced, and students are encouraged to ask for that feedback. We also have a formal review process through which we collect and deliver feedback from each lawyer with whom a student has worked over the course of their summer or articling term, as the case may be.
Mentorship: Every student is assigned both a partner and an associate who will each, individually, provide that student with formal mentorship. Given our structure and environment, informal mentoring relationships are inevitably formed, and we encourage our students to take advantage of all mentorship opportunities.
Compensation: Summer and Articling students’ salaries and benefits are competitive with firms in downtown Vancouver and Toronto. In addition, our Summer Students have the option of taking 5 paid vacation days or 4% vacation pay. Any Summer Student who accepts a position to return as an Articled Student will also receive a bonus of $5000 payable towards their last year of law school tuition.
“I am impressed with their team. They have in-depth and extensive knowledge and varied experience within many aspects of the construction industry.”Chambers Global