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Workload & Responsibility

We give our students and articling students a high degree of individual responsibility with the expectation that initiative, maturity and practice skills will develop more rapidly. This approach extends to our treatment of workload allocation. We don't have a system whereby all their work is funneled through mentor or a workload coordinator. Our students and articling students (and later our associates) are free to seek and accept work from any lawyer in their rotation section. This means that they must take some responsibility for monitoring their own workload and exposure to different areas of the law during their articles. In order to help them do this, a Student Committee member as well as their mentor will periodically discuss with them their workload and time management.