Our Student Program
Summer Student Position
We are now accepting applications for one (1) Summer Student position for 2023. Details for this position are located under Current Opportunites.
How to apply
Please note that we comply with the Law Society’s regulations for the recruitment of students in Toronto. Applications are only accepted via ViLawPortal. Applications received otherwise will not be reviewed. Applicants may submit related questions to Alexander Levy, Partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, second-year scheduled course listing, and reference letters in PDF format.
Summer Student: July 25, 2022, at 5 p.m.
HHS is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.
We believe in students and actively invest in them.
Houser Henry & Syron LLP invests enthusiastically in building and nurturing new talent, as well as providing a rewarding experience.
Students gain exposure to long-standing partnerships with small and medium-sized businesses across Canada, Europe, Asia and the USA. They are exposed to a wide variety of issues and practice core areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, real estate, employment law and estate planning and administration.
- Enjoy an inspiring and challenging work environment;
- Immerse in the practice of law through a wide range of assignments in various practice areas – and still have time to enjoy life;
- Work in a culture founded on a strong sense of client partnership and collaborative, efficient teamwork;
- Know that your contributions are valued and recognized;
- Receive sincere and frequent accolades;
- Learn in an open door policy with senior lawyers;
- Have the opportunity to nurture relationships with team members and clients as you engage in active legal matters;
- Receive meaningful feedback and tasks that build on drafting, critical thinking, practice and client management skills.
We are proud of the skills and successes students have achieved with us. If you seek a hands-on approach, can go the extra mile in applying stellar judgment, exhibit attention to detail and see clients as more than just the matter at hand, we invite you to apply to Houser, Henry & Syron LLP for a truly rewarding experience.
“Working as a summer law student at Houser Henry & Syron LLP (HHS) is incomparable to other summer law jobs. From day one, I worked on important files and interacted with clients regularly. On a daily basis, I worked directly with the partners and lawyers at the firm, allowing for immediate feedback on my work and progress. The firm provides students with as many learning experiences as possible. In 12 weeks, I have participated on over 30 files ranging from planning estates, drafting wills, asset purchase agreements, phantom share plans, trust deeds, and shareholder agreements. In addition, I have been involved in researching and resolving employment issues, preparing documents for major financings, settling business-related disputes and incorporating companies. I am thrilled to have had many responsibilities throughout the summer. The firm also prides itself on its family values. I quickly became part of the HHS family. There are no hierarchies at HHS. Everyone’s opinion is valued and respected. From the law clerks to the lawyers, HHS is a wonderful environment to develop into a successful lawyer. I am proud to be returning next year as an articling student. I can truly see myself building my legal career at HHS and I would recommend HHS to other students looking to build experience in the industry.”
Summering at HHS was both a challenging and rewarding experience. I was given the opportunity to participate in meaningful work on interesting and complex files which varied from large asset purchases, share purchase agreements, estate planning and commercial real estate deals. As a student in a boutique firm, I was entrusted with a great amount of responsibilities as well as daily contact with clients. The friendly, warm and supportive culture at HHS created an optimal learning environment whereby my skills as a young lawyer flourished. While the learning curve is steep, the firm’s partners and associates would always take the time to explain the law as well as where my work fits into the bigger picture of the file or transaction. This informal mentorship as well as weekly student seminars provided me with a wealth of resources to improve my legal practice. HHS is dedicated to improving our efficiency, practicality and creativity in providing client services, and the tasks I was given reflect these values. I immediately felt that I was a valued part of the team and that my ideas were on equal footing with my colleagues. Overall, my experience at HHS has been exceptional, exceeding all my expectations and I can envision a future career here.
I started my legal career at Houser Henry, and I could not have asked for a better environment for professional development. I summered and articled here and returned as a licensed lawyer. Houser Henry’s clientele is diverse, with complex and interesting files. Throughout my time here I worked on matters ranging from estate planning to contentious shareholder disputes to international acquisitions. Some of the most rewarding projects were those where I was able to assist bright entrepreneurs in shaping and growing their businesses. The Houser Henry team is full of committed and ambitious people who constantly strive for progress and improvement both as a firm and as individuals. Whether you are just entering the legal field or continuing to evolve your practice, Houser Henry offers opportunities to learn and make an impact.