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Articling Student (2023-2024)

Date: May 5, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44614 - Toronto - Temporary - 10 months 


Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. New employees will be required to declare their vaccination status to Hydro One. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination status may not enter any 3rd party locations that require full vaccination (e.g. customer properties).


Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.5 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario.  Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.  It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!


*NOTE* Hydro One introduced a Hybrid Work Pilot Project in 2022 for most office-based roles. Employees work in-office/on-site two days a week and remotely from home for three days a week. Hydro One is adding refreshed workspaces and technology to support these changes.  Join us as we ‘trial & learn’ a new modern way of working and be a key driver of future state! In office but with intention – a time for team and trust building, collaboration, and socialization. Please reach out to us to learn more!


In-house law department (practice includes litigation, corporate and commercial, employment, regulatory, real estate, administrative, pension, and securities law) requires an Articling Student for the 2023-2024 articling term.


Hydro One Networks Inc. (“Hydro One Networks”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro One Inc., which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited. Hydro One Networks operates Ontario's high voltage electricity transmission system as well as a low voltage distribution system that delivers power to customers in Ontario including residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial end users, and smaller municipal utilities. Hydro One Networks is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board.


Job Duties:


Throughout the year the student will divide his or her time among the following areas in these approximate percentages, which may vary depending on the lawyers’ needs and workload:  Litigation 50%, Corporate/Commercial 20%, Securities 20% and Real Estate 10%.


There will be no organized system of rotation through the practice areas as the student will work in all areas throughout the term of articles.


  • The student will prepare legal memoranda advising supervising lawyers of the results of research and other tasks performed.
  • The student will also assist in the preparation of reporting letters advising clients of the status of various matters, and assist in the preparation of opinion letters to clients under the supervision of the instructing lawyer.
  • Depending on the nature of the matter, the student may report on matters directly to the client by telephone or by letter after consultation with the instructing lawyer.
  • The student will also assist our litigation team (lawyers and law clerks) in the administration of Small Claims Court cases and, providing the opportunity is available, will conduct Small Claims Court trials.
  • The student will assist in other aspects of the litigation practice, such as attending examinations for discovery with the instructing lawyer, attend motions and trials.
  • The student will also work on corporate/commercial matters and assist with due diligence.
  • Salary $62,000.00 per annum pro-rated over 10 months.


Information Required: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcripts
  • Minimum of 2 Letters of Reference


Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 (in accordance with the Law Society of Ontario’s 2023-2024 Articling Recruitment Procedures)


Start and End Date of Position: July 2023 - May 2024


If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!


Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. 


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At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.


We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021.


Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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