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Hi all, 

I received a call telling me I no longer have my articling position which I had secured through the recruit last summer. It was an in-house position and the reason given was some internal  restructuring. I write the bar in a week. I'm devastated and I don't know what to do. Any advice appreciated I don't think I've ever felt this horrible in my life 

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JanLevinson
  • Articling Student

Sorry that happened so late in the cycle but LSO has two positions open for an Articling position. 

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LMP
  • Articling Student

Jesus Christ that sucks. I'm very sorry to hear that. I would reach out to your school's career office and anyone in your network. I'd also reach out to the employer and ask them to help. 

Might also be good to post on LinkedIn. I would normally never advise that but this is a situation that might garner some sympathy and support. 

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SNAILS
  • Articling Student

Damn. You must feel pretty devastated right now.

But things aren't as bad as they might look. There are a lot of firms looking for articling students, and you will have to reach out to some to get another articling offer. Good luck! Cold email some companies for in house positions as well. Hopefully the company that rescinded your articling will at least give you a good reference letter or maybe even give suggestions where else you can find a similar position.

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Dinsdale
  • Lawyer
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https://lso.ca/becoming-licensed/lawyer-licensing-process/articling-candidates/finding-a-placement/2024-2025-articling-recruitment-procedures

"The agreement between the principal and the articling student to engage in an articling placement carries professional obligations over and above the normal contractual obligations. Principals and articling students should refer to the Articling Program page on the Law Society website for further information regarding the Articling Program."

 

"10.42.  Where a Principal commits to provide Articles to a Candidate and is subsequently unable to fulfill that commitment due to a change in the Principal’s practice circumstances, membership status or other related factors, the Principal should take all reasonable steps to ensure that an appropriate alternative articling placement is found for the Candidate, including but not limited to:

assisting the Candidate in obtaining interviews with other law firms;

making administrative services available to the Candidate; and

providing the Candidate with a letter that clearly states that the Candidate is without an articling placement through no fault of the Candidate."

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