Students

For more information about our student program, please contact:

Lauren Hanna
Valarie Matthews

Summer & Articling Programs

MHC is a progressive, friendly, and team-oriented boutique family law firm. We are excited to welcome 2L Students to apply for our 2023 summer law student program.

MHC is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications for equity seeking groups, including individuals of indigenous descent, racialized individuals, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. If you require an accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us.

Your second-year summer student package should include a covering letter expressing why you are interested in employment at our firm, a CV, a copy of your law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample. Reference letters are accepted but not required. Applications are accepted via email in PDF format.

Please send your applications to Lauren Hanna (lauren@mccarthyco.ca) and Valarie Matthews (valarie@mccarthyco.ca). The deadline to apply is October 20, 2022.

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for an incredible summer. I learned more over the past few months than I ever expected I could. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to have worked with the MHC team, and could not be more thrilled to be returning next year as an articling student!”

“During my time at MHC, I quickly became aware of just how much law as we study it in class and actual practise differed. And yet, I never felt out of my depth because everyone at the firm went out of their way to help me learn.

MHC’s lawyers are brilliant and dedicated to their work and clients. But they also emphasize maintaining a healthy work-life balance. They are smart, talented, and funny – and always willing to extend a helping hand. I found them incredibly warm, and look forward to returning next year.”

“I was extremely excited to summer with McCarthy Hansen, and I am pleased to say that my experience exceeded my expectations. All of the McCarthy Hansen lawyers and staff are both knowledgeable about, and dedicated to, family law. But, more importantly, everyone I encountered at the firm acted with integrity and kindness.

The work I did was both interesting and academically rigorous – allowing me to engage with clients and explore complex legal questions in a very supportive learning environment. I cannot wait to return to the firm for my articling year.”

“Articling with MHC was a very enriching learning experience. Having the support of such experienced lawyers and bright legal minds was invaluable to the development of my advocacy and legal skills. The opportunities are endless and exciting!”