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Looking for an articling placement that offers:


Your search ends here.

We love what we do.  We feel privileged to advocate for our clients during some of the most sensitive times – and about some of the most important issues –  in their entire lives.

We are looking for students who share our passion for family law and have a desire to build long-term careers with us.

We have worked hard to develop a culture of excellence and exceptional service here at SD&A and we invest in our students with the same enthusiasm.  Our students experience unparalleled mentorship and growth in our unique “Think Tank” work environment as well as exposure to numerous opportunities to assist and shadow at various stages of a matter.

Relationship matters here! At SD&A, we know how important it is to build relationships as you launch your career, so we place significant emphasis on team-building, mentorship and networking. This is a people business and we value collaboration across the firm. It is important to us that we help you forge meaningful and lasting relationships, and we like to think that we have some fun along the way.

We offer a competitive total compensation package, including medical and dental health coverage, well-being benefits, as well as opportunities to engage in various professional social and continuous professional development events.

How to apply

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We accept up to two articling students per year.  Interested candidates should send their cover letter outlining their demonstrated interest in family law and our firm as well as their resume, undergraduate transcripts and law school transcripts to careers@sdalaw.ca.
Please note that we follow all recruitment procedures and timelines for student recruitment as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

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What our clients say

really appreciate all the hard work

Stephen and his team helped my parents settle their divorce ammicably after 20 years of separation! I am glad I didn’t have to mediate or take sides – really appreciate all the hard work that was put into my family’s situation and that we can all put it behind us.

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I needed this team

If you are looking for top-quality representation – then Stephen Durbin & Associates is right where you need to be. From day one they gave me peace of mind during a very difficult time in my life. When I had met briefly with Stephen during my consultation, I was told that I could trust them to take care of me with my family law matter. Nazifa Islam and her team – Hope and Chyvonne – were extremely professional, efficient, and completely transparent throughout the entire process. I needed someone attentive. I needed someone to advocate for me and my son. I needed this team – and they exceeded my expectations! They went above and beyond for me and not once made me feel like I was just another “File Number” to them. They were always available when I had questions or concerns, and truly made me feel at ease. Nazifa was brilliant and very knowledgeable; I was lucky to have her by my side. She advised me through my separation agreement, always pursuing not just what I wanted but what was in the best interests of me and my son. The outcome was in my favour. Stephen Durbin & Associates gave me a voice when I felt silenced. Worth every single dime!! I highly recommend

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What a difference

What a difference an experienced lawyer does make. With Stephen, It was a legal experience, but it was also therapeutic in some ways because he seemed to know exactly what I was going through and his confidence gave me confidence through the process. Can’t thank him enough. It’s great to move on.

5 Star-Rating Icon George

My go-to lawyer

Stephen is my go-to lawyer during difficult times. His knowledge, wisdom, and expertise is simply unparalleled. He puts you right at ease and knows exactly how to handle any situation. Thank you for all your help.

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