We pride ourselves on the quality of our articling program. We work hard to design a program that is geared toward developing strong, well-rounded lawyers. But don't just take our word for it – our students' satisfaction speaks for itself. We host a confidential review survey each year among our articling students. Here are some of the things our past students have had to say:
"From what I have heard from friends, the articling experience at Nelligan O’Brien Payne is unparalleled. Students get all the benefits of articling at a large firm (legal research tools, varied work assignments and a rich educational program) while enjoying the culture and feel of a much smaller firm (work/life balance, a friendly, collegial atmosphere and a true “open-door” policy from the most junior associates to the most senior partners). The program focuses on providing practical experience and exposure, and on developing students to become good lawyers."
"Articling at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP allows you to achieve the best of all possible worlds – great legal experience and a balanced lifestyle. It doesn't get better than that. Most importantly, the atmosphere and the people at the firm are incredible."
"My articling experience at Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP has been invaluable. I have gained significant practical experience and insight into what the practice of law in the private sector is all about. My work has been challenging and interesting throughout the year. I am quite appreciative of the considerable responsibilities I was entrusted with as well as the independence which I was afforded in carrying out my duties."
"I was impressed by the amount of trust and respect given to students and the fact that we are involved in some very high profile and important matters. The work has all been very interesting and challenging and the year has flown by really quickly. I do think I had one of the best experiences an articling student could ask for."
"An excellent experience all-around."
"The articling experience at Nelligan's is comparable to no other. A lot of time and effort is put into the program to ensure that the students get a good articling experience. Nelligan's really tries to provide the students with the basic tools necessary to practice law whether here or elsewhere. This is very appreciated."
"Nelligan's is also very good at thanking the students for their work and making them feel like a valued member of the team which makes all the difference in the world!"