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SV Law is a full-service law firm, proudly serving the legal needs of South-Western Ontario, from our offices located in the City of Guelph and the town of Elora. A firm of nearly forty lawyers, SV Law has experienced demonstrated growth and a steady diversification of practice areas, while maintaining a collegial work environment that supports professional and personal balance.

At SV Law, our student programs provide students the opportunity to prepare for the practice of law by working in a supportive and collegial environment. Whether you are a summer student or an articling student, you will work closely with our lawyers on challenging and interesting files that will help you to broaden your skills and knowledge. You will be exposed to a variety of areas of legal practice with opportunities available in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Condominium Law, Corporate/Commercial Law, Criminal Defence, Employment Law, Family Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate, and Wills & Estates.

We provide a robust mentorship program in which you will be paired with a lawyer at our firm who ensures you are exposed to a variety of practice areas and experiences, who provides you guidance and support, and who is dedicated to your development and growth.

We also highly encourage our students to build connections with colleagues, to attend firm social events, and to get involved in our community.

Please see below for more information on available positions and how to apply.





Summer Students

2024 Summer Student Positions.

SV Law is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for up to five summer student positions. The summer term runs from May to August. You must be in your second year of legal studies at a duly accredited law school and have demonstrated strong academic accomplishments while displaying a commitment to your community. 

Our students typically work from our Guelph office, but we also encourage you to work from our Elora office from time to time to get exposure to other practice areas and to build new connections. You may therefore be required to have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle or ride-share. We offer competitive compensation.

We are accepting applications for summer 2024 student positions until October 1, 2023.  Interviews will be held on or around October 16, 2023, and offers will be presented on October 23, 2023.

Please apply by sending a cover letter, your resume, your law school transcripts, and at least one professional or academic reference letter to Gabrielle Walker, Director of Professional Development and Resources at:

SV Law thanks all applicants for their materials in advance, and notes that only those candidates selected for an interview will receive a formal reply.




Articling Students  

2024/2025 Articling Student Positions.

We thank you for your interest in SV Law – we are not currently accepting applications to add to our 2024/2025 articling class.


Meet our 2023/2024 Articling students here:




At SV Law, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, where all employees and clients feel valued, respected, supported, and are free from violence and harassment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and community. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.