By Kristy Hansen, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, White Macgillivray Lester Summer Student and Placement Student
My first month at WML has been amazing! As a summer student, I was busy from the minute I started – always in a good way – with new and exciting learning opportunities around every corner. The partners, lawyers and staff here are welcoming and nurturing. Everyone around me is happy to answer my questions and will always take the time to make sure I understand what to do and why I’m doing it.
I noticed right away how sincerely this firm acts as “Agents of Good”, not only for clients and the Thunder Bay community, but also to their own employees and students. Since I started with this firm on April 29, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a community cleanup day, a lunch and learn workshop, an escape room, various client meetings, court appearances, and more.
I’ve also had the opportunity to draft many different kinds of legal documents, research memos, and correspondence. My interests and skills seem to be an important consideration when I’m assigned work which is allowing me to get the best learning experience possible. I’m thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work here and I also look forwarding to completing my third year practice placement with White Macgillivray Lester this Fall.