We encourage our partners and associates to offer continuous feedback to help our students further develop their skills as a lawyer. Our students have quarterly luncheon meetings with their articling principal and some of their mentors to ensure that they are on track to achieving their articling goals and that they are being exposed to all areas of law. In addition, in accordance with the Law Society requirements, a student’s articling principal will conduct a mid-term evaluation and ethics examination.
Waterous offers its articling students a comprehensive in-house law library that is supplemented by up-to-date on-line resources and research aids, as well as easy access to the Brant Law Association library located in the Brantford courthouse. In addition, our team of law clerks and legal assistants, together with the open-door policy of our lawyers, ensures that our students have the best resources available.
Most importantly, we want you to feel at home at Waterous and part of the team. We, therefore, integrate our students into all aspects of our professional life by including them in our firm’s social activities and community events. Over the years, our firm social activities have included formal dinner engagements, dances, summer barbeques, boat cruises, golf tournaments and ski trips to name a few. Our students have also participated on our team at community events to raise funds for local and national charities.
Each month we also rotate our students’ mentors to ensure that our students are exposed to and mentored by a lawyer from each practice area. A student’s mentor will meet with him or her regularly to monitor their work in terms of work load, quality, quantity and variety. This allows our students to be exposed to the areas of law practiced by each of our lawyers, in addition to getting to know us on a more personal level.