An interesting perspective on the Canadian system of articling was offered up during this week’s Twitter chat by Valarie, @YoungSmartLegal, who has recently moved here from the United States.
“The idea of articles sort of baffles me,” Valarie said in response to questions about the advantages and limitations of articling for professional training.
Twitter chat moderator Omar Ha-Redeye noted that Canadians seem to think it’s necessary, to which Valarie responded: “In principle it makes sense, but if you’re going to a big firm it just seems like a way to keep salaries low.”
Articling students would be first-years at U.S. . . . [more]