Recruitment and Hiring

The Student Coordinator, as well as a committee of various partners and associates, are responsible for the recruitment and hiring of our articling and summer students. We anticipate that we will hire one (1) additional articling student for 2021/2022.

We are looking for creative, energetic individuals with a strong academic background and an interest in one or more of our areas of practice. We want congenial students who will foster an atmosphere of co-operation among all lawyers and staff, and who will demonstrate a sense of responsibility and the initiative to provide high quality legal service.

Nelligan Law is proud of its reputation as a bilingual law firm. Although skill in both official languages is not required, we encourage applicants who can work in both English and French.

We recognize that people are our greatest asset and the key to our continued long-term success as a firm. We see the summer/articling experience as the best possible opportunity to assess the personal character and professional potential of our future lawyers.

Nelligan Law has progressive policies relating to maternity and family leave, and supports an inclusive workplace free of harassment.

Deadlines and Interviews

Monday July 20, 2020 is the application deadline for students interested in 2020 summer positions.

*We will conduct interviews for the hiring of students in accordance with the LSO rules for the Ottawa region.  Only those students selected for an interview will be contacted.

Submission of Application:

To apply, please submit the following by e-mail to

  • Your resume;
  • A covering letter;
  • Transcript with undergraduate marks;
  • A copy of first and second year law school grades;
  • The name, address, and telephone number of at least two references, one preferably a former employer;
  • A list of anticipated third-year courses; and
  • Reference letters are optional but encouraged.

All other questions should be directed to

Christopher Rootham
Nelligan Law
Suite 300, 50 O’Connor St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2

Direct Line: 613‑231‑8311
Toll-free in Canada: 1-833-892-3331
Fax: 613-788-3667