How best to describe Minden Gross LLP? We are a business-oriented mid-size firm, large enough to serve multinational clients yet of a size where individual talent makes a noticeable contribution. Our environment values a head for business as well as for law, and fully supports agile minds acting decisively. Our main practice areas can be condensed into: Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Litigation – each of which in turn incorporates various sub-groups, such as Insolvency, Employment/Labour, Estates, Tax and Leasing to name a few. One of the things that makes us stand out is our ability to not only provide students with a sophisticated legal experience, but also to provide a warm environment in which to grow.
A great opportunity to get to know our lawyers, students and staff is to have a tour of our offices. Minden Gross LLP offers firm tours in August for students who participate in the fall recruitment process for summer positions.
Working at Minden Gross LLP
We have typically hired three 2nd year law students to join our team during the summer to gain experience in the various facets of law. Historically, we placed a student in one rotation for the whole summer so that they have the opportunity to obtain quality work and see projects from start to finish. However over the years, we have listened to feedback from our students and also offer flexibility in order to provide our summer students with the best possible experience. Accordingly, we offer either an in-depth rotation in one practice area for the entire summer or we provide access to more than one practice group during the summer. Part way during the summer, we meet with our students to discuss opportunities for the student to return as an articling student with Minden Gross LLP upon their graduation from law school.
We typically have three articling students who spend 10 months with us, learning every facet of the practice of law. We offer a structured rotation system, with our articling students spending just over three months in each of our three areas: Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Litigation. Each rotation is supervised by a student mentor, who will be there as a sounding board for students for any issues that may pop up. In addition to ongoing informal feedback, we conduct formal evaluations at the end of each rotation with each student, to assess their overall performance and get feedback from the students on their experience. The articling period ends with an in-depth discussion with each student about their potential future at Minden Gross LLP as an associate. We encourage students to give us feedback about what areas in the articling program we can improve upon. Although our articling students typically have summered with us, we have, in the past, participated in the August articling hiring process.