University of Toronto graduate seeking articles in Nova Scotia for 2018-19 or 2019-20

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In April, I will be one of the few students in my class to be awarded both a Master of Public Policy and a JD from the University of Toronto. Prior to that, I graduated with first class honours from McGill University in the Bachelor of Arts program. My partner and I have decided to move to the East Coast after I graduate, so I am seeking an articling position somewhere in Nova Scotia (preferably but not necessarily near the Halifax/Dartmouth region). As my goal for now is simply to establish myself and find a stable job in Nova Scotia, I am not overly picky about the kind of work that I do, and am open to a wide range of practice areas: from contracts and corporate/commercial transactions to real estate, wills and estates, or litigation.

My legal experience so far is primarily in insurance litigation, as I summered at a fast paced, high volume Bay Street litigation firm in 2017 (recommendation letter available upon request). My tasks there were mutliple and wide ranging, but consisted mostly of draftiing memos and legal arguments, face to face client work, document review and analysis, and attending mediations and discoveries. I have likewise gained valuable exprience drafting contracts and commercial agreements through my work at the Structural Genomics Consortium in Toronto. I have published articles in the Financial Post, Inside Policy Magazine, and the Public Policy and Governance Review, and have co-authored a multi-volume series of research papers on Canada's intellectual property system (published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute). 

I am a dedicated, versatile team player looking for a chance to prove myself in my future home. Send me an email at mike.robichaud@mail.utoronto.ca for a resume and transcripts, and let me show you what I have to offer.
 

Expiry Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018