At Prouse Dash & Crouch we believe that our articling program is our recruitment program. We believe that the articling term is both an important opportunity to provide for a student’s practical growth and an opportunity for our firm to develop its future associates and partners.
There are no “formal” rotations offered at PDC, instead articling with our firm means active participation in all practice areas. You may assist lawyers in preparation for trials, mediations, arbitrations and hearings and may accompany them into court. Under supervision, you will appear regularly before the Superior Court of Justice on motions. You will be exposed to other practical aspects of a litigation practice by meeting and dealing with clients and other lawyers, drafting pleadings, motion materials, facta and memoranda of law.
At PDC we place a high priority on making the articling experience rewarding and fun. Student enthusiasm and talents are always welcome at our social events. Throughout the articling term each student is assigned a mentor to act as a counselor and sounding board.
Articling applications are to be received by June 30th and summer student applications are to be received by January 31st.
Applications should include your resume, covering letter, available transcripts and references.
If you would like to contact or forward your resume to PDC, please do so using the firstname.lastname@example.org email. In the alternative resume’s can be mailed to our general address marked “Attention: Articling Committee”.
Please find some of our student testimonials below.
“I chose Prouse Dash & Crouch, LLP because of the practical approach to law that the articling program offers. The amount of in-court experience that PDC provided was appealing when I compared it to many of the larger downtown firms. It gave me the confidence and experience of speaking consistently before judges and administrative tribunals. If you are looking for a “hands on” approach to legal practice, I recommend PDC.”
— Chris Tonks
“I summered and then articled at PDC. I chose to begin my career with PDC because of their reputation as a leading law firm and because of the great people who work here. My articling year provided me with the opportunity to experience a broad range of practice areas in both litigation and transaction work alongside some of the best legal counsel. I was always treated as a part of the team and I felt my experience and responsibility grow with each file I worked on. At the end of the working day, there were numerous opportunities to take part in firm sponsored events, which helped me to develop relationships with my fellow co-workers and with clients of the firm. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a well-balanced and dynamic legal career to apply to PDC. I am pleased to now be an associate in the Personal Injury / Litigation department of PDC.”
— Kalen Brady