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Life at Miller Thomson
Why Miller Thomson? Your fellow students and colleagues share their views
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a summer and articled student at Miller Thomson. The work was interesting, challenging and varied, and I gained experience in a number of different practice areas.
I had the opportunity to learn from many different lawyers who have different styles and approaches to the practice of law. I consistently felt that the people I worked with genuinely cared about my growth and development as a lawyer. I had considerable direct contact with both individual and corporate clients, and really enjoyed this aspect of practice. Staying on as an associate, the firm has been extremely responsive to my interests, and I feel well-equipped to begin my career.
Chantelle Rajotte2007 Summer Student and 2009/2010 Articling Student, Vancouver
Immediately after my first interview with Miller Thomson, I knew I had found the firm I wanted to work for.
As a summer student, I was given an opportunity to do meaningful work in a multitude of areas. The experiences I had were diverse, stimulating and intellectually challenging. As an articling student my view of the firm was even further enhanced. I was given a broad and diverse workload, substantial opportunities to interact with clients and an opportunity to work in almost every area of law. Needless to say, my experiences as a student at Miller Thomson were phenomenal. The most impressive things about Miller Thomson are the highly qualified and skilled counsel that work here, their willingness to assist me in any circumstance, and their team-oriented approach to file and client management.
Matthew Bujar2008/2009 Articling Student, Vancouver; 2007 Summer Student, Vancouver
What drew me to Miller Thomson was the people. During the interview process, it quickly became apparent that this firm was special.
At a national firm, I was confident I
would be exposed to a challenging variety of work, and I was right. However, I
knew it would be the people that would make the difference. From the very
beginning, the staff and lawyers at Miller Thomson have gone out of their way
to ensure I have a superior learning experience, and that I enjoy myself along
I have had the opportunity to do work for the majority of the lawyers at the firm, ranging from senior partners to junior associates, and each has proved to be approachable, reasonable, and committed to providing a high-quality educational experience. As a student, I am encouraged to seek work in the areas that interest me most, which has given me a sense of control over my learning experience. All in all, I feel extremely lucky to be a part of the Miller Thomson team, and could not imagine a better start to my legal career.
Kristen Green2009/2010 Articling Student, Calgary
My experiences summering and articling with Miller Thomson have provided me with exposure to a wide variety of practice areas through a student rotation.
This has allowed me to get a feel for the work of both solicitors and litigators to be able to determine which areas interest me the most. Students are given the opportunity to enjoy a truly hands-on articling term through drafting a variety of pleadings and correspondence and taking carriage of Small Claims files. Additionally, I have gained valuable experience both in the courtroom and in dealing directly with clients.
Miller Thomson is committed to training and mentoring students through offering a wide range of seminars and by having a true “open-door policy.” The lawyers are all extremely approachable and genuinely interested in helping students gain knowledge and experience whether through feedback on work, bringing students to observe court appearances, or talking about career questions and concerns. Their support has allowed me to develop as a student and prepared me for a rewarding legal career.
Leanne Kenning2008 Summer Student and 2009/2010 Articling Student, Kitchener-Waterloo
I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part of such a great organization.
Throughout the two hectic days of Toronto interviews, I found it quite difficult to distinguish one firm from another. I chose Miller Thomson because of the people. While the work has been very challenging, varied and interesting, it is the people at Miller Thomson that have made the past year such a rewarding experience. Throughout my articling year at Miller Thomson, I was exposed to a wide range of practice areas. Every lawyer and staff member I worked with took the time to truly mentor me through the process. I feel extremely grateful for my time here at Miller Thomson. I don't think I could have had such a great articling experience at any other firm. Working at Miller Thomson has been a great way to begin my legal career.
Jason Alexander2009/2010 Articling Student, Toronto
My experience with the Miller Thomson team in the Montreal office was and continues to be very motivating and rewarding.
I was given a warm welcome and right from the beginning my contributions were recognized. Even though Miller Thomson is a large firm, there is a warm and respectful relationship between lawyers and staff. As a lawyer beginning my career, I feel I can fully develop my potential; not only am I supported by my colleagues, but I have the opportunity to learn new skills and acquire experience. I feel privileged to begin a law career in such a stimulating environment.
Maude Lemay-Brisebois2009 Articling Student, Montréal
I already knew as an articling student at Miller Thomson that I wanted to work in the litigation practice.
I had the opportunity to help lawyers specialized in this area and was able to quickly acquire experience in this area of expertise. Miller Thomson is very flexible and mindful of the students’ interests and helps them to move forward in any way possible. The firm offers a variety of resources to students such as national networking, lawyers experienced in almost all areas of the law, and many internal and external seminars and educational sessions. As a lawyer in the Montréal office, I can say without a doubt that my internship at Miller Thomson really prepared me for my career and has given me the tools I needed to meet my goals.