The Articling Experience

The articling program at Bird Richard offers students an opportunity to develop practical legal skills in a specialized, boutique firm setting. The articling student will gain exposure to all areas of practice within the firm, including employment law, labour law, human rights and workers’ compensation.

While the articling experience inevitably involves legal research, the student will also have a chance to become involved in other aspects of the legal profession, including legal drafting, attending client meetings, and observing hearings. In addition, the small size of the firm and its open door policy allow the articling student to interact with and benefit from the experience of each of the firm’s lawyers.

Bird Richard offers a balanced workload and a competitive salary consistent with those offered by similarly-sized firms in the Ottawa area.


How to Apply

Applications for the 2019-2020 articling term are currently being accepted.  Please include a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a short writing sample in English.  We ask that students in French common law programs include a writing sample in French as well.

Applications may also be emailed to


Applications may also be mailed to:

Bird Richard
508-130 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5G4

Attention: Reyna Goudreau


Thank you for your interest in articling with Bird Richard.  We look forward to hearing from you.