Articling

Articling with us gives you a people edge.

We provide articling students with the opportunity to engage and grow your legal, advocacy, interpersonal and presentation skills. Workplace law encompasses many and various areas of law, and involves challenging problem solving every day. Articling students conduct research, draft client documents, participate in client meetings and hearing preparation and attend at hearings (arbitrations, tribunals or court) to see your work in action. As your capacity grows so will the opportunities.

Mentorship is an important element of life at Roper Greyell. Everyone you meet here should be viewed as potential mentors as you learn what it is like to work in a law firm. Every Roper Greyell team member has an experience and view point that could be helpful to you during your articling or summer articling period and your future career as a lawyer. Along with this informal mentorship, we also have a more formal mentoring program to help students. You will be assigned both an Articling Principal and an Associate Mentor.

Your Articling Principal is a partner or senior lawyer at the firm who is there to help maximize your experience by being a guide through your time at the firm. During the time you are at the firm you will be connected with an associate who has volunteered to participate in our associate mentoring program. The aim of this program is to help facilitate your introduction to the firm and provide a peer mentor who has recently or relatively recently been through the articling experience.

We strive to practice law in a way that supports excellence in client service and provides a sustainable work life balance. We mean it and want everyone on our team to have a satisfying professional career and personal life.

Meet our current articling students.

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Teodora Bardas

604.416.1803

Teodora Bardas completed her J.D. from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in May 2021. Teodora first joined RG as a Summer Student in July 2020, and enjoys the collegial atmosphere and human-centred approach to workplace law at the firm. While at UBC, Teodora worked as a Clinic Head for the Law Students Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) and also as a Workshop Leader for the Legal Education Outreach program. Teodora is interested in all areas of workplace law, including specifically workplace investigations, labour disputes, and employment standards matters. When not at work, Teodora can be found running, biking, and baking.

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Donna Chapman-Jones

604.416.1993

Donna Chapman-Jones completed her J.D. from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in May 2021. Donna first joined RG as a Summer Student in July 2020. While at UBC, Donna completed a year at the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic and worked as a Research Assistant focusing on sexual assault law. As a law student, Donna has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Joseph M Prodor Prize in Torts, Faculty Women’s Club Anne Wesbrook Scholarship, and Norton Rose Fulbright Entrance Award. Outside of the office, Donna enjoys walks on the beach and taking in the best of Vancouver’s restaurant scene with her husband.

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Sophie Toor

604.416.1796

Sophie Toor completed her J.D. from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in May 2021. Sophie first joined RG as a Summer Student in July 2020, and is interested in all areas of workplace law. While at UBC, Sophie worked as a Student Clinician at the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic, and also with Pro Bono Students Canada for a year as a Program Coordinator. Sophie has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including most recently the Thorsteinssons Prize in Taxation, as well as the Richard Campbell Memorial Scholarship and CBIA Lawyers Financial Law Student Achievement Award. Away from the office, Sophie can be found cycling, hiking, kayaking, and reading fiction.