Articling Program

Articling at Ross & McBride

We believe articling is an essential foundation-building opportunity, and our practical and comprehensive approach ensures our students are fully involved in all aspects of professional life.

When you article with Ross & McBride, you’ll learn from award-winning lawyers from a diverse range of practice groups. Our students-at-law enjoy flexibility, autonomy, independence, and the opportunity to tailor their articling experience to their personal areas of interest. With the support of an accomplished articling principal, each student benefits from a unique learning and working experience, backed by expert guidance and the resources of a full-service law firm. 

Without a formal rotation program, you’ll have the option to work with every one of our practice groups. You can be actively involved in both solicitor and barrister work, which is a great way to broaden your perspectives and pick up transferable skills that will support your future career. 

You’ll have broad exposure to all aspects of practicing law. You will be able to attend Court and tribunals, address matters, and advocate on behalf of clients, and can carry your own Small Claims Court matters. You’ll also conduct research, draft documents, sit in on hearings, and be a part of strategy meetings.

The Ross & McBride Experience

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  • No set rotation allows flexibility to pursue your personal interests
  • Learn from award-winning lawyers and industry leaders
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Comprehensive, hands-on approach to learning
  • Fast-paced and friendly environment
  • Diverse client roster spanning a broad range of practice areas

About the firm

Dating back to 1890, Ross & McBride is built on a legacy of being a strong voice for our clients and giving back to our community. Our lawyers work collaboratively to provide comprehensive advice on complex issues covering a broad range of practice areas. With diverse clients including financial institutions, non-profit organizations, large public corporations, small family businesses, senior citizens, and young people, Ross & McBride has a long history of providing personalized, effective legal services in Hamilton and beyond.

Our Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Charities & Not-for-Profit Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Law
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Real Estate Law

Our Culture

Our work environment is fast-paced and friendly. Our students relate well with the firm and its clients, and combine academic excellence with a variety of outside interests and achievements.

How to apply

Please note that, for the 2024-2025 Articling Recruitment Process, the deadline for applications is Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 5:00pm. 

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergrad transcripts, and law school transcripts (if and when available).

Submit your applications to Francesca Rollo (Articling Principal) electronically or by mail.

By mail: Ross & McBride, 1 King Street W., 10th Floor Hamilton, ON  L8P 1A4

For students from international schools with grading scales that differ from Ontario law schools, please provide documentation about your law school’s grading scale, if available. 

References are not required, but are appreciated.

Articling students