Emily Hazlett, 2016 Articling Student

“Blakes provides students with a supportive environment in which they are encouraged to participate fully in all areas of the Firm’s practice from day one. As a summer student at Blakes, I was immediately given the opportunity to work directly with one of the firm’s clients. During my litigation rotations as an articling student, I gained invaluable advocacy skills by arguing contested motions, attending examinations, handling small claims files, dealing with clients and attending Court of Appeal proceedings. The challenging mandates are made possible by the Firm’s open-door culture and commitment to student mentoring. During my time as a student I received invaluable guidance from coaches committed to helping students succeed. I am grateful to have had such invaluable support and dedicated mentorship throughout the early stages of my career. ”