Performance evaluations are critical to ensuring that our summer and articling students become excellent lawyers. Evaluations are completed on a regular basis so that students are aware of their strengths and get additional support where needed.
Summer students receive two performance evaluations; one at the mid-way point and another at the end of the summer.
Articling students receive performance evaluations every three months (or after the completion of each rotation in Toronto).
Feedback is solicited from every lawyer each student has worked with. Lawyers are asked to comment on the students’ abilities in each of the following four key areas:
- Technical: Shows attention to detail, possesses strong research and writing skills, and is proficient in the use of precedents and firm resources
- Practice Management: Responsive, asks appropriate questions and meets deadlines
- Teamwork and Leadership: Works effectively on a team and responds positively to feedback
- Business Development Skills: Instills confidence in lawyers and proactively seeks out work