Articling & Careers

Curtis Dawe hires up to two students annually who begin articles after their second year and return to complete their articles with us following graduation.

Students comply with The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s requirements that they serve 12 months of articling and cover a variety of practice areas during that time. Attendance of the Bar Admission course is included during this period.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, students may serve up to three months of their articles following completion of second-year law school.

Learning and growing together

Our partners and associates collaborate to ensure that students are exposed to our diverse range of major practice areas. Student assignments are determined as the need arises.

Our students are encouraged to explore their own areas of interest by actively seeking assignments from legal professionals who work in those fields. Students will also be asked to submit periodic summaries of the types of assignments they have been working on.

Mid-summer, students meet with their principal, the partner responsible for managing Curtis Dawe’s articling program. This review helps ensure that students are getting an opportunity to work in all of the required areas and allows students to share their thoughts about their articling experience to date.

Building expertise

The Curtis Dawe team have always been committed to continuing legal education for both our advisors and our students.

Students are encouraged to attend seminars and workshops sponsored by the Law Society or Canadian Bar Association. 

It’s about balance

We’re big believers in balancing a busy professional life with an active social calendar. From Law Society and Canadian Bar Association functions to our annual Christmas party, summer barbecue, and inter-firm softball tournament. We punctuate work with play to stay well-rounded and socially active as a team.

Salary and compensation

Salaries for students and associates at Curtis Dawe are competitive with law firms of comparable size in Newfoundland and Labrador. We pay for students’ Bar Admission course fees and materials, and students’ salaries while they undertake the Bar Admission Course.

Interested in applying for an articling position at Curtis Dawe?

Please send your application — including a cover letter, your resume or curriculum vitae, and your university transcripts — to partner Amy M. Crosbie.

Speak to a Curtis Dawe articling student

If you would like to speak to one of our students about their articling experience with us, please feel free to telephone our office and ask to speak to one of our current students — they’ll be happy to share their experience with you.

For more information about our articling program, please contact