Interested in working with OLLIP P.C.? We’d love to have you join our professional team.

We are a dedicated team that works together to ensure each and every one of our clients receive the services they need, and we are always looking for new up and coming talent to help us pursue these goals.


OLLIP P.C. hires Articling & Summer Students/Legal Interns (law students, paralegals and law clerks are welcome to apply).

ARTICLING STUDENT 2021-2022 (Ottawa Office) 

[Update: Feb. 19, 2021 at 5:01pm – this position is now closed to further applications]

Note on COVID-19: In light of the continuously evolving situation around COVID-19, OLLIP P.C.’s articling program practices are subject to any guidelines/direction issued by the LSO, and/or other public health order. OLLIP P.C. is equipped to work remotely. However, should the situation change in Ontario over the course of the articling period, the successful candidate will be expected to be available to work in our physical Ottawa Office.

  • Every 1-2 years, OLLIP P.C. seeks to hire a student-at-law to commence the summer after graduation, and article for a period of ten months
  • Our previous students have come from law schools across Canada and overseas. They have built careers as private practice lawyers both within and beyond the Firm, started their own practices, worked in government, and have contributed to academia.
  • Articling Students are involved in strategy, research and preparation of legal documents. They will also be exposed to all aspects of intellectual property practice, including:
    • Copyright;
    • Expungement proceedings;
    • Licensing;
    • Litigation;
    • Trademark prosecution/opposition; and
    • Trade secrets

Submitting Your Application

To apply, please submit your application via email only at

Students must have taken (or will be taking) the following courses to be considered for an articling position: i) administrative law, ii) civil procedure, iii) evidence, and iv) a basic IP course.  Candidates who have not taken these courses may still apply, but must demonstrate experience/other coursework which draws on these subject areas.

NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to commence articles in July 2021. Exact date is negotiable. It is recommended that both lawyer licensing process examinations, Barrister & Solicitor (“bar exams”) are completed before the commencement of the student’s articles.

Application DeadlineFebruary 19, 2021 at 5pm EST

  • Kindly submit the following: cover letter, resume, and a copy of all post-secondary transcripts, merged into one document in PDF format.
  • The subject line of the email must indicate: Articles 2021-2022- Law School GPA – and one word that describes why you chose the legal profession.
  • The cover letter format must be in size 12 font, 1-inch margins, and must not exceed one page in length. Your letter must also include an answer to the question: “What is your favourite month of the year, and why?”
  • Cover letters are to be addressed to Ms. Julie Daet, Associate Lawyer

Support Staff

Behind every professional is an extraordinary team of assistants and paralegals. OLLIP P.C. values and trains our support staff with a long-term association view in mind.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Update [September 2, 2021]: Applications for this position welcome and will be assessed on a ‘rolling basis’ until a suitable candidate is found.

You will be working autonomously and also providing the support needed for the effective and efficient delivery of administration services within the firm and to clients. This position will appeal to a dynamic person who is well organized, detail-oriented, outgoing and who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver excellent client service.

Job Description:

  • Client intake
  • File Opening/Conflict checks
  • Contact with clients, foreign associates & external governmental bodies
  • Compose, draft, revise and report documents/correspondence
  • Document filing with Courts, CIPO and foreign IP offices
  • Legal research
  • Review, update and maintain dockets
  • File management and billing

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Completion of High School, college or technical training
  • Legal Assistant Certificate or Paralegal Diploma
  • 1+ years experience

Critical Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Be resourceful with ability to take charge and complete tasks
  • Be detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have a positive can do attitude with client service as a priority
  • Be confident and able to work on your own, with guidance or as a team
  • Be able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Be result oriented
  • Have outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Legal Writing/Document Preparation
  • Have the ability to think independently and solve problems; and
  • Possess strong computer skills, including knowledge of Amicus Attorney, MS Word and Excel.

Submitting Your Application

  • To apply, please submit your application via email only at Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found
  • Kindly submit the following: cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a copy of all your post-secondary transcripts. The subject line of the e-mail must indicate the job description, years of experience, one word describing applicant’s unique skill and favourite month of the year

Compensation & Benefits

OLLIP P.C.’s total compensation package is competitive with other leading intellectual property and general practice firms.


We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for our employees to meet a range of health, financial, and educational needs. This includes:

  • Group insurance benefits (eye, Health, dental and life)
  • Paid medical leave (short-term disability)
  • Paid family leave
  • Domestic partner’s coverage
  • Discretionary merit bonuses and productivity bonuses
  • Professional membership dues
  • Alternative work arrangements
  • Minimum 3 weeks holidays
  • Health Club membership subsidy
  • Tuition reimbursement plan (Bar Admission Course fees)