• Posted: January 09, 2022
  • Location: Winnipeg
  • Deadline to Apply: February 4, 2022

We are looking to hire up to three students to work out of our Winnipeg office for the summer of 2022

The objective of the TDS Summer Student Program is to provide law students with experience in the practice of law and an opportunity to get to know the firm’s lawyers and practice areas. Summer Students are usually assigned to four or five lawyers who practice in various areas of the law. Students assist in legal research, drafting documents, and preparations for court proceedings and other hearings. We provide as many opportunities as possible for our Students to accompany lawyers to client meetings, pre-trial proceedings, hearings, and commercial transaction closings.

Our Summer Students are also invited and encouraged to participate in the firm’s in-house education seminars and social functions throughout the summer. Our goal is to ensure that our students are exposed to a variety of areas of law while gaining first-hand experience of what it is like to practice in a full-service law firm in Winnipeg.

Interested students should apply by completing the online application form and attaching their cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcripts, and law school grades to date (if available).

Please note that we are only accepting applications from students who are currently completing their first year of law school in the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

We anticipate that interviews will be conducted at the end of February. The anticipated start date is May 9, 2022 and the salary is competitive with other Winnipeg summer student programs. We thank all students who express an interest in our Summer Student Program; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Diversity

One of our firm’s Core Values is that we value diversity and strive to reflect the communities we serve. In that regard, we encourage students who identify as an Indigenous person, a visible minority, a person with a disability, and/or a member of the LGBTQ2S* community to apply. We also welcome students to self-identify their membership in these groups if they wish to do so.

General Information

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP has 100+ lawyers and its head office is located in True North Square. TDS is a full-service law firm in Winnipeg with offices across Manitoba and in Saskatchewan. TDS has been ranked and recommended by Chambers Global and Benchmark Litigation and has been recognized as one of the top regional firms in the prairies by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition, several of the firm’s lawyers are consistently recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada and LEXPERT® as leaders in their respective practice areas.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to fill out the application form below:


Cover letters can be addressed to:

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
1700 – 242 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V1
Attention: Stéphanie Tétreault


We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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