Because we value flexibility, initiative and autonomy in all our people, our Firm environment and our programs for students and associates foster these characteristics early in our lawyers' careers. We give you challenging work and lots of responsibility from the start. Summer students can choose the practice area or areas on which they focus. When they become articling students, we give a high degree of flexibility to shape their experience to meet their individual interests and goals. As associates, they'll work in a broadly defined practice group and will have the ability, as well as the responsibility, to direct their own career within that practice group. Lawyers who enjoy and excel in our environment are people who find a high degree of autonomy and responsibility appealing and who are comfortable with a more flexible organizational structure.