Day in the Life of an Articling Student at DSF

March 2nd, 2016

By Ivan Merrow The iPhone chimed at 6:25 a.m. on a January morning. Five months at Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) as an articling student had already come and gone. I felt like I knew five times as much as I did after writing the Bar. I hoped that exponential growth would continue. There was […]

 

Opportunities for Student Advocacy at DSF

November 6th, 2015

By Ivan Merrow This fall marks the beginning of recruitment season for summer student positions at Ontario law firms. Despite the challenging job market, the variety of opportunities for law students remains broad. Every firm has a different structure, clientele, location, practice mix, and articling program. How do you sort through the options when deciding […]

 

Law Society of Upper Canada Rejects Accreditation of Co …

May 29th, 2014

Michelle Stephenson, Summer Law Student After heated debate, the Law Society of Upper Canada has voted against accrediting a new law school being created at Trinity Western University (TWU), a private, Christian, educational institution. Specifically, the debate has centered around the school’s Christian community covenant, to be signed by students attending the school. Among other […]

 

Always Read the Fine Print: A Lesson Learned

September 11th, 2013

This blog is written by our law summer student, Ira Marcovitch. It is a contractual maxim nearly as old as the concept of a contract itself: always read the fine print. Often thrown back at banks and lenders for their use of hidden terms and conditions, it seems that the proverbial tables have turned and […]

 

Class Action Lawsuit Illustrates the Importance of Care …

September 9th, 2013

After two years of law school and three months of working at Devry Smith Frank LLP, the one lesson I’ve learned and always keep at the forefront of my mind is to be careful when choosing my words. Law school, and much of what I’ve done at Devry Smith Frank LLP demands that attention is […]

 

G20 Endorses Closing International Tax Loopholes

September 5th, 2013

This blog is written by our law summer student, Ira Marcovitch. This blog is a follow-up to Apple, Starbucks: Multinational Legal Tax Avoidance in US, EU Exposes Tax Law Loopholes, published on June 18, 2013. Now that the proverbial dust has settled on the furor Apple caused last month when it came to light that […]

 

Insurance Contracts: No Harm, No Foul in Negligence; In …

August 19th, 2013

This blog is written by our law summer student, Michelle Stephenson. The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed a negligence suit against Meloche Monnex Insurance Company over causation. The appellant in this case had purchased automobile coverage from the company. They had, however, failed to give him the option of income replacement benefits in addition […]

 

DSF Associate’s Involvement in Economic Consultation

February 4th, 2013

On January 21, 2013, an associate from Devry Smith Frank LLP, Florendo Llameg, had the privilege to attend a roundtable discussion of Canada’s economic issues at the McGregor Park Community Centre in Toronto. The invitation to the event was made by the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, to members of the Toronto […]

 

For Toronto Law Firms, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

January 16th, 2013

“Ahhh, this porridge is just right” – Goldilocks Choosing the right size law firm for your articles is similar to Goldilocks’ adventures at the three bears’ house. Just imagine the hot and cold bowls of porridge as big and small law firms. I use the Goldilocks analogy because I believe it captures the single most […]

 
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