Pinkofskys offers what is unquestionably the most intensive, wide-ranging criminal articling experience available.  Our goal is not only to give students an insight into the workings of the criminal justice system, but also to produce exceptional trial lawyers for the firm. To this end, students will find themselves in court on a daily basis working with and for our lawyers through the various stages of a defence against criminal charges.  More than half of our lawyers articled with the firm.

During your articles you will:

Prepare and conduct criminal trials on Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and Provincial Offences Act offences;

Attend court on a daily basis. Students are responsible for appearing on all administrative dates throughout the various courthouses. Every day is a different and exciting experience which familiarizes the student with the entire criminal court process;

Visit clients in custody at the various detention centers and jails;

Research, review disclosure, and prepare trial material for serious criminal offences such as homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and other indictable offences;

Prepare and file Charter motions, bail review applications, defence motions, and other similar judicial applications; and,

Observe and obtain guidance in trial strategy through mentoring and attending court appearances with senior counsel.

The experience at Pinkofskys is like no other and will train the articling student to become an effective, fearless, and diligent criminal defence lawyer. Please feel free to contact Adam Weisberg, our Chair of Student Recruitment, to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to your application.

Please forward all resumes, reference letters, and transcript copies to:


Adam Weisberg
Chair of Student Recruitment

481 University Avenue, Suite 510 Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9
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