Articling

Articling at Sullivan Festeryga LLP provides students with the varied legal experience of a large firm as well as the “small firm feel”. Our lawyers practice in a wide range of areas of law and our students are encouraged to explore each of those.

Sullivan Festeryga LLP specializes in the area of civil litigation, primarily insurance defence litigation. We also have lawyers practicing criminal, family, corporate/commercial, estates, real estate and other types of law. Our students are given first-hand experience and encouraged to attend trials and other court proceedings, mediations and discoveries. They have the opportunity to attend tribunal proceedings, learn how to incorporate a business, follow real estate transactions and complete many other tasks. Our students participate directly in the legal process by having carriage of Small Claims files from the beginning to either settlement or running the trial. In this way, our students are able to develop their individual legal skills and interests.

Open Door Policy

Sullivan Festeryga LLP has an “open door policy”. We encourage our students to ask questions and to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of our lawyers. The size of our firm allows us to get to know our students well on both a personal and a professional level.

The City

Hamilton is an exciting city in which to practice law. Our students discover this through the working and learning components of articling as well as through community involvement. Our students become members of the Hamilton Law Association, the Medical-Legal Society and the Hamilton Lawyers Club. They are encouraged to participate in seminars and social occasions with these excellent organizations.

We are looking for diverse, well-rounded candidates with enthusiasm for learning about the law and developing a career in Hamilton.

For more information please feel free to contact our current articling students, Emily Piercell or Richard Tapp.