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June 29, 2011

Fillmore Riley welcomes articling students Celia Fergusson and Iain McDonald

We are pleased to introduce our articling students, Celia Fergusson and Iain McDonald, who have embarked on a path to a great future.

Our articling program introduces students to all facets of the practice of law, ensuring that each student obtains a broad work experience. It is intended to provide the students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the operation of the firm as a whole, the lawyers individually and different practice areas.

To ensure our students get the most out of articling, we’ve implemented what we call our Gatekeeper System. Under this system, one designated partner receives all of the student assignments from lawyers in the firm and evenly distributes the assignments among the students.

By effectively managing the work flow, the “gatekeeper” exposes articling students to a diverse range of legal work and helps them to build relationships with lawyers in the students’ practice areas of interest.