Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property, and with over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents in five offices, we are also the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas.
At Smart & Biggar, you’ll enjoy an unrivaled experience. You will work directly with partners and associates on real cases from our high-profile roster of clients, and will quickly gain unparalleled experience in all areas of IP and IP-related litigation.
Your experience at Smart & Biggar won't be like anywhere else. We provide a friendly and well-rounded learning experience that includes a great supportive firm culture, fun social events and reasonable hours.
Your IP law journey begins here.
Working side by side with partners and associates of our firm, you will have an opportunity to work on the most complex and important IP matters in the country, gain access to Canada’s leading IP lawyers, and work in a team-based environment to solve real clients' most pressing IP issues.
Our comprehensive Law Student training program encompasses all aspects of IP, and runs each year. Each week, a partner or associate will deliver a 1-2 hour learning module with a different IP-related theme. Over the course of your term, you will be exposed to a broad range of IP-related topics, helping you to determine where you wish to focus for the future.
Throughout the history of our firm, students have come to Smart & Biggar feeling confident that they've made the right choice, a choice that will put them in a position where they have the autonomy to choose their own path and build their leadership potential alongside the best of the best in IP law. If you're ready to challenge yourself, prepared to learn and achieve, and eager to be mentored in a market leading firm where you can make a significant difference, then we invite you to apply to join our team at Smart & Biggar.
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Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Smart & Biggar is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s 2019 Top Small and Medium Employers. Find out why!
Students seeking summer or articling positions are encouraged to submit an application at any time directly to Smart & Biggar by clicking on ‘apply’ below or during university recruitment cycles through the viLaw Portal.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.