Students are the Future


We aim to hire the most talented people with the right balance of advocacy, legal, and interpersonal skills. Our goal is for these students to be hired back as lawyers.

Are you a fit?

Articling Student Positions


McCague Borlack's Ottawa office is looking for 2-3 articling students to join our 2024/2025 Articling Student cohort of 4. This will be an in-person position located in our OTTAWA OFFICE. 

We are seeking articling students who are motivated and passionate about civil litigation.

We offer a hands-on articling experience with exposure to all facets of litigation.

This includes:

  • Assisting counsel with pleadings, research, motions, factums, and trial preparation;
  • Liaising with clients on a regular basis, preparing updated client reports throughout litigation;
  • Corresponding with insurance adjusters, Court personnel and/or Counsels;
  • Undertaking legal research, preparing memoranda, and case summaries;
  • Attending court when necessary (i.e. Motions, Trial Scheduling, Assignment Court);
  • Accompanying counsel at Examinations for Discovery and Mediations;
  • Any other duties as required.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • A track record of academic excellence
  • Demonstration of leadership skills and initiative, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • A results-oriented focus and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Demonstration of the ability to effectively manage several projects simultaneously
  • Strong verbal communication skills; ability to influence and communicate effectively
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to compile information from research, case files or verbal direction in order to draft documentation
  • Proficient with the use of information technology tools such as Microsoft Office, etc.
  • A team player who works well with others


All applications should be addressed to Ashley Faust, Director of Student Program and Audit and need to include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of Upper year Courses
  • All undergraduate/graduate/law school transcripts
  • Letters of Reference  

All applications (including the above-noted documentation) should be sent as ONE PDF document to 

To read up on our student program, please visit our student program website.

To read about our past students' experiences, read the student blog titled "A Day in the Life."

The application deadline is November 24, 2023. All applications will be reviewed at that time.