Some of our current students, and associates who articled with the firm, provide their views on the Davis Difference:
"I was impressed with Davis LLP from my first day as a summer student. I quickly learned that Davis' greatest strength is its people: friendly and helpful staff, accomplished and supportive fellow students, and acclaimed yet approachable lawyers. While members of Davis come from a wide variety of backgrounds, they share a firm culture of a strong work ethic, a commitment to professional development, and a willingness to lend a hand to others at the firm. For someone who came to Davis having little idea of what type of law I wanted to practice, my experience here has been extremely rewarding. I have been able to work on an extremely wide breadth of challenging and often fascinating legal issues that span the legal spectrum, which has been extremely useful in learning which practice areas I enjoy. In short, Davis is an excellent place to work and to learn the practice of law."
Call Date: 2012
"My time at Davis has been a rewarding learning experience. The flexibility of the student program has given me an opportunity to gain varied exposure, to a wide array of practice areas. I have had the opportunity to work closely with highly committed and capable lawyers who have considered me to be a valuable member of their team, and have treated me as an equal. Davis provides a dynamic, thriving environment where students are encouraged to meaningfully contribute from day one. The real Davis difference, however, is the calibre of people. At Davis, you truly are part of a team, and you will always feel valued and appreciated."
Articled Student, Toronto
Call Date: 2013
"Since coming to Davis LLP, I have been exposed to a broad spectrum of legal areas and discovered interests I didn't know I had. Everyone at the firm is incredibly supportive and has encouraged me to pursue my interests and gain experience and knowledge in as many different areas as I can. The collegial atmosphere and opportunities to learn have combined to make my articling year an extremely positive experience."
Call Date: 2011
"I was so happy when I began my articles in Calgary and discovered that the fun and friendliness conveyed during the interview process was more than a sales pitch! The wide variety of assignments, considerable client interaction, and constant encouragement to provide input on files makes me feel like a valued member of the Davis team. The quality of work and the fantastic people have only reaffirmed my decision to move to Calgary."
Call Date: 2012
"Given Davis' reputation, I expected that my articling term would be filled with a wide variety of interesting projects for sophisticated, high-profile clients. Davis has certainly delivered on that expectation. I did not, however, expect the intensive one-on-one training that I have received from experienced lawyers who are at the peak of the profession. It's really the best of both worlds: the top-flight work that one would expect from a national firm and the hands-on mentoring that one would hope for at a boutique. For me, that's the Davis Difference."
Call Date: 2012
"Working at Davis LLP has, from Day 1, been such a great experience. Our Montréal office has a small firm size, but definitely comes with a big firm feel - a result of the stimulating and high-profile files and the support that we get from all of Davis’ offices. I have been involved in such a wide variety of files and been introduced to many different types of law, but what really stands out is the level of responsibility that I am given, even as a student. This really gives me a sense of what practicing law is all about."
Call date: 2012