About Our Student Program

Recruiting the best students is a priority at Singleton Reynolds because those same students represent our future.

In our Vancouver office, our lawyers provide services to various industries and sectors throughout Canada and B.C.’s business landscape.  Practice areas include: commercial litigation; construction & infrastructure; commercial real estate; entertainment law; workplace law; insurance; corporate commercial; and regulated professionals.

In our Toronto office, our lawyers practice exclusively in the areas of construction & infrastructure law and commercial litigation.  Our lawyers’ expertise in both offices led to Benchmark Canada’s recognition of Singleton Reynolds as “Firm of the Year – Construction Law” for the second year in a row in 2019.

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.

How to Apply – Vancouver Office

Singleton Reynolds will participate in the Vancouver Bar Association (VBA) Articling Process for 2020-2021 articles and in the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process for Vancouver firms to recruit 2020 summer students.  To apply, please submit your application on the viLaw Portal.

Please include a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts.  Applications should be addressed to Marianne Johnstone, Professional Services Coordinator, 1200-925 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L2.

Articling 2020-21

Application deadline: June 28, 2019
Interview call day: July 12, 2019 at 8:00 am PST
Interview Week: August 12-14, 2019
Offer call day: August 15, 2019 at 8 am PST

Summer 2020

* Check with your Career Services Office for your school’s application deadline and OCI dates.  If we are not attending OCI’s at your school, please follow the VBA deadlines set out below.

Application Deadline: September 4, 2019
Interview Call Day: October 3, 2019 at 8 am PST
Interview Week: October 21-23, 2019
Offer call day: October 24, 2019 at 8 am PST

How to Apply – Toronto Office

Our Toronto office is not accepting applications for 2020-2021 Articles at this time.  We will not be participating in the OCI process for 2020 summer student positions.  We will be accepting summer student applications between November 7-11, 2019.  Interviews will take place shortly after the application deadline.

 

Our Team

For more information about the Singleton Reynolds Student Program, please contact our recruitment team:

Kristy Foreman
Director, Student Recruitment & Professional Development
kforeman@singleton.com
(604) 673-7430

Marianne Johnstone
Professional Services Coordinator
mjohnstone@singleton.com
(604) 673-7462

Meet Our Students

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 our Summer Students at the links below or our Articling Students here.

2019 Singleton Reynolds Summer Students

Toronto

Rosamund Taylor

This summer, I am most excited about… helping the busy and hard-working group of lawyers in our Toronto office and developing an in-depth knowledge of modern construction law.

I chose Singleton Reynolds because… Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds quite literally wrote the book (the Expert Review) on Ontario’s Construction Lien Act and are highly respected in the field. If you want to learn construction law, there is no better place to do so than at Singleton Reynolds.

When I’m not at work I like to… try not to hurt myself at Crossfit so I can keep up with my three kids.

rtaylor@singleton.com

Vancouver

Will Kendon

This summer, I am most excited about…gaining an understanding of how the practice of law works on the ground, and exploring downtown Vancouver in the sunshine.

I chose Singleton Reynolds because… of their description of the summer student experience, their emphasis on collegiality and teamwork, and the wonderful interactions I had with lawyers in the firm as well as current and future articling students.

When I’m not at work I like to… play guitar, mountain bike, and go on backpacking adventures.

wkendon@singleton.com

Anne Lewis

This summer, I am most excited about …trying new things. I am new to the West coast and new to the firm, and I’m glad I have the opportunity to explore both.

I chose Singleton Reynolds because of the people. Everyone here is so kind and genuine, I knew this would be a great place to start my legal career.

When I’m not at work I like to be outdoors, and especially at the beach.

adlewis@singleton.com

Maria Zacharias

This summer, I am most excited about… gaining experience in several practice areas, especially construction and commercial real estate.

I chose Singleton Reynolds because… of the people and practice areas. I have had some exposure to construction law, and would love to learn more! I am also interested in doing some work in real estate, employment, and insurance. Everyone at Singleton has been welcoming and supportive, so I am excited about learning the ropes with the people at this firm.

When I am not at work I like to… hike, oil paint, and lift weights. I also enjoy reading fiction (my favourite author is Henry James), visiting art galleries, and seeing shows. I have many hobbies which I enjoy, so I am an expert in none of them!

mzacharias@singleton.com

Tristan Packwood-Greaves (1L Litigation Fellowship Student)

This summer, I am most excited about… getting to work with a diverse group of professionals in different practice areas.

I chose Singleton Reynolds because… I wanted to have complex, challenging work while still having a life outside of law.

When I’m not at work I like toexplore Vancouver, especially its craft food and beer scene!

tpackwood-greaves@singleton.com

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 personalized 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.

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 tuition bonus.

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.

A Day in the Life – Brendan Dawes (2014-2016)

“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

Or call toll-free at 1-877-682-4404 or (604) 682-7474 (Vancouver) or (416) 585-8600 (Toronto)

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