Summer Law Student and Articling Programs

We have now completed our hiring process for 2019 summer students.  We will start our recruitment campaign for 2020 summer students and 2020-2021 articling students later in 2019.

Ridout & Maybee LLP was founded in 1893 and is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s leading intellectual property law boutiques. Ridout & Maybee LLP has approximately 35 lawyers and agents across its offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and Burlington. Ridout & Maybee LLP is large enough to handle some of the most interesting and challenging intellectual property matters while remaining small enough to provide a tight-knit and collegial work environment.

Ridout & Maybee LLP handles intellectual property prosecution and litigation for clients around the world, including some of the world’s largest and most successful businesses as well as innovative small businesses and emerging leaders in innovation. Our professionals have a variety of pre-law backgrounds including, electrical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, and physics.

Summer Law Student and Articling Student Programs

The Ridout & Maybee LLP summer and articling student programs provide summer law students and articling students with an introduction to the various areas of intellectual property as well as an opportunity to get to know the firm’s lawyers.

As an intellectual property law boutique, Ridout & Maybee LLP does not have a rotation system. Students will work with different lawyers to gain broad exposure to intellectual property law. Students are encouraged to participate in all stages of client work to get exposure to an intellectual property lawyer’s practice.  We emphasize training, continuing education and feedback. A variety of social activities organized by the firm assist in the integration of students into the fabric of the firm and the intellectual property bar while providing opportunities to get to know the firm’s lawyers and other professionals.

Ridout & Maybee LLP offers compensation and benefits competitive with other intellectual property firms.

Ridout & Maybee LLP hires both second year summer law students and articling students. We adhere to the Procedures Governing the Recruitment of Students for summer and articling positions set by the Law Society of Ontario (“LSO”). For the applicable due dates for the current year, please speak with your career development officer or visit

Ridout & Maybee LLP works closely with law schools across Ontario and throughout Canada. Please consult your career development office regarding the application process applicable to your law school.

Your application should include a cover letter, resume, copy of undergraduate (and graduate, if any) transcripts, copy of law school transcripts, list of upper year courses, and any other information relevant to your interest in and pursuit of a career in intellectual property law. It is not necessary to submit a writing sample. Reference letters will be reviewed but they are not required. If you are applying to our Toronto or Burlington office, please specify the office(s) for which you wish to be considered. Please note that we do not send separate acknowledgements of applications that we have received.

Ridout & Maybee LLP welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Student Recruiting for Toronto and Burlington Offices
To contact student recruiting for our Toronto or Burlington offices, please email

Student Recruiting for Ottawa Office
To contact student recruiting for our Ottawa office, please email