Are You Ready To Apply?

When your application is ready, there are two ways you can apply to our Toronto office for articling this year.

  1. Submitting your application and all materials electronically through viDesktop, in advance of the deadline date;

  2. Submitting your application in hard copy (by mail, courier or hand delivered BEFORE the deadline date) to Stacey Chandler at:

Stacey Chandler
Director, Human Resources & Administration
Shibley Righton LLP
250 University Avenue, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5H 3E5
Tel:             416.214.5200
Toll Free:  1.877.214.5200

Please note, we do not accept e-mail applications.

We hire 2 students in our Toronto office.
If you wish to article in our Windsor office, please click here for details.

Should you wish to make it easy for us to fully appreciate your application, which we highly recommend, (we have lots of hints for you, click here), you should include the following documents, in the following order:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Official Law School Transcripts
  4. Official Graduate Transcripts (if applicable)
  5. Official Undergraduate Transcripts
  6. List of References and/or Reference Letters (optional but recommended, we love reading between the lines of the contents of reference letters)

Copies of your official academic transcripts are fine to send with your initial application. However, we may request that original transcripts be sent to us directly from your school should we deem it necessary.

Please ensure that the email address and telephone numbers you provide will be active and ones you will be using or checking regularly throughout the summer. If you want us to be able to call you to schedule an interview and to confirm your interview time by email, we need to have updated contact information.

Remember, lawyers have to be able to follow and correctly interpret directions, rules, guidelines, procedures, protocols, policies etc. and we have to have an eye for detail along the way. Please make sure you show us you will be a good lawyer by diligently following our guidelines (hint, hint) for your application, and checking it for typographical errors.

We also have to abide by deadlines. Order your transcripts early, and ask for reference letters well before your application is due. Making us piece together your application leaves you exposed to potential delays, errors and mix-ups.  Also, please allow time in the event you experience computer glitches along the way.

We have a lot of others involved in the application process, so don't be surprised if you are contacted by someone other than Stacey during the application process.


Stacey Chandler

Stacey D. Chandler

Director, Human Resources & Administration

250 University Ave, Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5H 3E5
T: 416.214.5280