ARTICLING AT DICKIE & LYMAN
Who are We Looking For?
Areas of Practice
Student Education & Evaluation
Our Current Students
Who Are We Looking For?
Dickie & Lyman is looking for candidates who have demonstrated ability, diligence, and persistence. We want our students to integrate into our professional team, a team that strives for excellence. We are looking for an ability to serve clients effectively, and to perform complicated legal work. We are looking for students who are creative and open to an innovative practice.
Dickie & Lyman considers many factors in its evaluation process. We look for strong academic performance, but also give considerable weight to experience outside the classroom, including community work, extra curricular activities, paid work, and travel.
Like a big firm, Dickie & Lyman has a student education program, organized education programs in its areas of law, an organized business promotion program, an effective time keeping system, formal performance reviews, regular feedback, and sophisticated management practices.
As a small firm, Dickie & Lyman has a friendly, informal working relationship among all of its members and increased opportunity for students to have client and lawyer contact.
Dickie & Lyman offers bi-weekly firm lunches, student experience in business promotion, the opportunity to learn the real business of the practice of law, high emphasis on skills development, and continuing education for students.
Areas of Practice Government Relations & Policy Development
Landlord & Tenant - Applications, Reviews, and Appeals
Landlord & Tenant - Rent Control
Municipal Property Tax & Assessment Law
Student Education & Evaluation
Dickie & Lyman provides: frequent interaction with all our lawyers
lawyers who are well acquainted with the articling process
orientation and training in the firm systems
formal performance reviews and regular feedback (lawyer to student and student to lawyer)
frequent opportunities for informal interaction with lawyers and support team members
monthly education sessions on skills development topics, including:
Professional Responsibility use of outside courses. Past course opportunities have included courses on:
Interviewing & Advising
Planning and Conduct of a Matter
File and Practice Management
Simplified Procedure a Statement of Principles and Methods of Operation to introduce you to our way of doing business
Property Tax Assessment
Money Laundering Act
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (in Toronto)
Officers of Parliament (Canadian Parliamentary Study Group)
Pre-trial Settlement Conferences
Excelling at Articling
Oral Advocacy Techniques (This Hour has 22 Judges)
Small Claims Court Rules
As an articling student, excessive trips out of the office can take away from your educational experience. Dickie & Lyman employs process servers, messengers, and legal assistants to allow you to focus on the more substantive areas of the practice of law. We also use the latest computer technology, with a robust computer network giving everyone (including the senior lawyers) Westlaw ECarswell, high-speed DSL internet access and personalized e-mail.
The lawyers at Dickie & Lyman have instructed at the Bar Admission Course, Carleton University, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.
We have written and presented material for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Ottawa Real Estate Board, the Ontario Real Estate Association, the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario, Lorman Educational Services, and the Building Owners and Managers Association (Ottawa).
Our lawyers have been members of numerous City advisory committees and Task Forces, including the City of Ottawa Task Force on Property Assessment and Property Tax Issues.
Landlord & Tenant Law
Eastern Ontario Landlord Organization (as an organizing and founding member)
Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario
Ottawa Region Landlords Association
Building Owners and Managers Association (Ottawa)
Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (as President)
Municipal Tax Assessment
Building Owners and Managers Association (Ottawa) Property Tax Sub-committee (as an organizing and founding member)
Canadian Property Tax Association
Canadian Bar Association
County of Carleton Law Association
Law Society of Upper Canada
Ontario Bar Association