• Posted: October 10, 2018
  • Location: Winnipeg

    The objective of our 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 assigned to three or four senior Associates or junior Partners who practice in various areas of the law. The Students assist in legal research, drafting documents and preparations for court proceedings and other hearings. The Students also have opportunities to accompany lawyers to meetings with clients, pre-trial proceedings, court, hearings and commercial transaction closings. Our Summer Students receive feedback and evaluations throughout the summer.

    The Summer Students are invited and encouraged to participate in the firm’s in-house educational seminars, as well as our social functions throughout the summer. Our goal is to ensure that the Students are exposed to a variety of areas of law while gaining first-hand experience as to what it is like to practice in a relaxed working environment at a full-service law firm in Winnipeg.

    Interested students should apply by completing the application form below and attaching a copy of their resume. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 1, 2019.

    Please note that we are only accepting applications from students who are currently completing their first year of law school in the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

    We anticipate that interviews for the Summer Student Program will be conducted in mid-February 2019, and we are looking to hire up to three (3) students for the summer of 2019. The anticipated job start date is May 6, 2019. The salary is competitive with 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.


    General Information

    Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP has its head office located in True North Square. We have 8 additional offices including full-time offices in Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Morden and Winkler. We have almost 90 lawyers who are assisted by a staff of 100, including paralegals, legal assistants, a marketing department, accounting staff, title searchers, systems operations, a librarian and personnel administrators.

    Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP was recently named by Lexpert® Magazine as one of the top ranked corporate law firms in Manitoba.

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    Should you have any questions, please email clientservices@tdslaw.com for further assistance.