Student Recruitment

Adair Goldblatt Bieber is looking to hire 2 or 3 summer law students interested in joining our dynamic team of litigators for summer 2025. We are not participating in 2025/2026 articling student recruitment.

The AGB summer experience.

Summer law students will be exposed to all aspects of civil litigation and become integral and valued members of our team. They will assist with legal research and drafting, court filings, discoveries, cross-examinations, motions, trials, and appeals. Students can expect to attend client meetings, examinations, and hearings, and to have meaningful opportunities to contribute to interesting and exciting mandates. Our litigation-focused, non-rotational summer program will provide great breadth and depth of opportunities to develop the skills foundational to a career in litigation. The AGB summer experience is the ‘real deal’, offering a realistic introduction to the practice of law as a civil litigator at the highest level. 

Our summer program prioritizes training and mentorship. Each student is assigned a mentor to provide support, ease their transition into a law firm environment, ensure hands-on training, and develop into skilled litigators. In addition to these individual mentor relationships, students will participate in regular group mentoring with one of our partners. That is on top of the informal mentor and support relationships that students can expect to develop organically in our collegial environment. AGB has a strong culture of peer mentoring and support at all stages of practice.

Is AGB right for me?

We are looking for students eager to become skilled litigators and exceptional advocates. Successful applicants will be intellectually curious, passionate, resourceful, and resilient. They will share our values of professionalism and excellence. They will also be inclined to take initiative and keen for opportunities to develop their litigation skills. Perhaps unsurprisingly, organization and attention to detail are also important. We are looking for well-rounded students with both a strong academic track record and varied professional, personal, and educational experiences demonstrating their interest in and aptitude for a career in civil litigation.

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about who we are as a firm. Our Join Us page is a great place to start to learn more about our firm’s values and the attributes we look for in candidates.

Intrigued? We welcome your application.

Applications from students who expect to graduate law school in 2026 will be accepted through viLawPortal. Interviews will be conducted in accordance with the procedures and guidelines of the Law Society of Ontario.

AGB will be conducting on-campus interviews (OCIs) at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, Queen's University, Western University, the University of Ottawa, and McGill University. Applicants from other schools are encouraged to apply and will be considered for interviews during the November in-firm interview week. We intend to advise selected candidates of our intention to offer in-firm interviews approximately one week before call day. 

Students interested in applying should submit the following documents through viLawPortal to the attention of Alex Fidler-Wener, Partner and Director of Operations:

  • Cover letter;
  • Résumé/CV;
  • Undergraduate, law school, and (if applicable) graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted); and
  • List of references.

Building a representative team.

Adair Goldblatt Bieber is committed to improving the diversity and inclusivity of our profession, and to fostering a culture that embraces and promotes these principles. We encourage applications from all equity-deserving groups and will prioritize applicants with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and achievements. We use partial standardized questioning in our interviews to ensure assessment reflects candidates' skills, abilities, and experiences. We will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request. 

We are committed to growing a legal team that reflects the diversity of our community, and accordingly strive to make our application and recruitment process as inclusive as possible for all, including for women; Black, Indigenous and people of colour; members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community; people with disabilities; and people from other equity-deserving groups. If you require any accommodations to facilitate your participation in our recruitment process, or would like to discuss any component of your application in this regard, please contact Alex Fidler-Wener. All such inquiries will remain confidential. 

In particular, we are cognizant that there may be elements of a candidate's application materials that do not accurately reflect their gender identity. If the legal name on your transcripts or other official documents does not reflect your chosen name, we invite you to let us know so that we can redact accordingly before sharing your application more broadly within our firm. If you would like to initiate this process or otherwise discuss how we can ensure the application and interview process is inclusive and respectful of your gender identity, please contact Alex after submitting your original documents through viLawPortal. Again, all such information and inquiries will be kept strictly confidential. We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is as affirming as possible for trans and gender diverse (or non-binary) applicants.

You can learn more about our firm’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility here.