The Articling and Summer Students Program at Hicks Adams

Hicks Adams is a respected Toronto law firm whose practise is restricted to criminal and quasi-criminal cases. We litigate cases at all levels of court, including POA trials, summary conviction trials and appeals. The core of the practice, however, focuses on the conduct of trials in indictable matters. Several members of the firm are frequent visitors to the Court of Appeal for Ontario and have numerous reported decisions to their credit.

An articling student can expect regular exposure to cases at all levels of court, save perhaps the Supreme Court of Canada. The students are largely responsible for running the firm’s busy set-date court lists, reviewing initial disclosure, and conferring with clients and counsel assigned to their cases to ensure that the matters are brought through the initial, administrative phase of the court system in a timely and effective manner. Students can also expect a liberal exposure to the preparation of case briefs, charter motions, bail reviews, bail pending appeal applications, and the drafting of facts, affidavits, memoranda of law and instructions from clients.

Students will often be given the opportunity to attend with counsel on cases where they have played a role in its preparation; this includes trials, preliminary enquiries and the occasional appeal.

Each year we hire four articling students and four summer students. We accept applications for articling and summer positions in accordance with LSO guidelines and we interview in the same period as set out by the LSO. We require a cover letter, C.V., transcripts (undergrad and law school), letter of reference and a writing sample if available.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to Tamaira Davidson at (416) 975-1700 or toll free: 1-877-975-1700, or via