Top Reasons to Article with Legal Aid Manitoba
1. Rewarding Work
It’s a unique opportunity to develop personal and legal skills and assist the most economically-disadvantaged people in our community. The work is challenging but extremely rewarding.
2. Solicitor-Client Relationships
You’ll develop solicitor-client relationships and provide representation from beginning to end of a case under the supervision of a staff lawyer. In most offices, you will have the opportunity to junior with lawyers on more serious cases.
3. Decision Making Experience
Articling students develop the ability to make quick decisions in diverse situations. You will take applications at Application Centres and provide 24-hour telephone on-call service for custody calls on a rotational basis.
We are innovators who have developed a reputation among stakeholders and legal aid plans across the country for pioneering new services such as Collaborative Law and winning significant victories for all Manitobans.
5. Future Job Prospects
Legal Aid Manitoba (LAM) and the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) often fill vacant and new lawyer positions with lawyers who have completed their articles with us.
If we are unable to offer positions, our articling students have been quite marketable because of the diverse articling experience they’ve attained. They have gone on to find positions in both public and private practice.
Students who have completed their articles with PILC have gone on to serve as:
- Chair of the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission
- Research Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
- Director of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission
Since 1999, four PILC articling students have received the A. Montague Israels Q. C. Prize. The award is presented on the basis of performance in all aspects of the Manitoba Bar Admission Program, earlier academic record, likelihood of future professional and personal accomplishments and other interests and achievements.