At Cassels, we believe it’s important not only for us to get to know you, but for you to get to know us. It’s our people and supportive culture that really make Cassels a special place to build your legal career.
Here’s what some of our lawyers have been saying about why they joined Cassels as law students and have chosen to continue to pursue their professional career as part of the Cassels team:
I chose Cassels, and feel fortunate to work here, primarily because of the people and the opportunities for interesting and meaningful work experience at the outset of my legal career. The team and social culture here are unparalleled – it is a genuinely friendly and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and empowered to be themselves. The work has also been consistently rewarding and challenging – both as a student and an associate. I’ve been provided with great training and mentorship to build my legal skills and given autonomy in learning to run files and develop my own style of practice. – Jenna Clark, Associate, Financial Services, Vancouver Office, Member of the Student Committee
The draw for me to Cassels has always been the people—lawyers, administrative staff and students alike. I love the positive, team-focused environment we have within the firm from which we service the business needs of our clients on a daily basis. Having the opportunity to assist clients from a variety of industries while working closely with my colleagues at Cassels is very rewarding and keeps me coming back to face new challenges every day. – Jay King, Partner, Business Law Group, Toronto Office, Professional Resources Committee Member
Simply put, the reason I chose Cassels and the reason I choose to stay boils down to one thing… the people. Returning to law school after having worked for 4 years, I had a sense as to what type of work environment I desired so that I could thrive in my legal career. The sense I got from everyone as I interviewed was that the people at the firm were its not-so-hidden secret. And that has proven to be the case as I’ve continued to progress with my career. We have a great team, with everyone striving towards a common goal – but with a smile. – Kwaku Tabi, Associate, Financial Services Group Toronto Office, Student Committee Member, Co-Chair Black Affinity Group
Whether it was the first day of interviews or my most recent day at the firm, I chose and continue to choose to work at Cassels because of the people and the relationships that I have developed. I have had the opportunity, as a student, associate and partner, to work with and learn from exceptional lawyers on sophisticated and complex transactions. The supportive firm culture and emphasis on mentorship at Cassels creates an environment that allowed me, from an early stage, to simultaneously develop technical expertise, file management skills and foster new and existing client relationships. – Jamie Litchen, Partner, Business Law Group, Toronto Office, Student Committee Member
I knew little to nothing about practicing law or working in a law firm before participating in summer student recruitment (and likely even less than I thought at the time). As I met people at Cassels, it quickly felt clear to me that this firm was a friendly, congenial, and supportive community in which I could thrive and learn to be the best lawyer I could be. Fast forward to the present and those values continue to personify the culture at Cassels (and I know a lot more about practicing law). – Christopher Selby, Associate, Advocacy Practice Group, Toronto Office, Student Committee Member