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Medical Malpractice Summer Student Program

At Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers LLP, the summer and articling program is designed to expose students to every aspect of litigation and to provide them with the skills necessary to be a successful lawyer.

Summer Law Student Program 2018

Please note that we are currently recruiting for our a student position for summer 2018. 

We welcome all candidates interested in joining our team to submit their cover letter, resume, letters of reference, and transcripts (law school and undergraduate) to Anna Iourina at annai@neinstein.comno later than Friday, December 22, 2017 by 5:00pm. Please include all documents in one PDF accessible file.

We intend to interview prospective students during the month of January 2018.

We are pleased to welcome back our 2017 Summer Student Brandyn DiDomenico as our 2018 Articling Student. We are very proud that over the last 8 years we have had a 100% hire-back success rate from our Summer Student program.

What You Can Expect

Our Summer and Articling students are provided with practical hands on experience that only a smaller, boutique firm can offer. Students are provided with a wide range of assignments from all lawyers within the firm. They gain valuable experience in drafting pleadings, motion materials, facta and memoranda of law, as well as in the art of oral advocacy. Our students are expected to attend and argue their own motions before Masters of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, conduct Pre-Trials in Small Claims Court and appear on behalf of clients before various Tribunals, including the Canada Pension Plan, Social Benefits and Criminal Injuries.

Students may be given the opportunity to have carriage of their own files under the supervision of the responsible lawyer. Students are always encouraged to sit in and contribute to client meetings, examinations for discovery, mediations and pre-trials.

With practical legal training through active participation, with guidance of a mentor to provide insight and direction, we provide one of the most practical articling experiences in the city.

My summer experience at Neinstein was special because of the practical hands on experience. Not only was I responsible for going to court for motions, but all the lawyers repeatedly included me in their practice which gave me the opportunity to see how my assignments were applied in practice. For example, writing mediation briefs and attending the mediation to see the file settle; researching issues to be examined in a discovery I went along to watch; or listening to new clients tell their stories and then drafting their Statement of Claim. It was a fantastic experience!

Mentoring

 

Students can expect to have one lawyer acting as a mentor for them. Typically, all student assignments are approved by the mentor. This way our students are ensured to have a constant, manageable flow of appropriate assignments.

It was great to have a lawyer mentor who monitored and provided training for all my assignments. In addition to this, I was encouraged by all the lawyers to approach them for assistance every day. The true open door policy made me feel confident about my work because of the constant guidance I received. The on-the-job training was the best way to learn.

Recruitment

Who We Are Looking For

We are always looking for ambitious and intelligent students with a keen interest in litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice to join our expanding firm. We typically hire one summer student (who has completed their 2nd year at law school) and one articling student each year. We have a record of hiring from each of the Ontario law schools.

Compensation

Our compensation package equals or exceeds that of other Toronto firms of a similar size.

Hireback History

The student program at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers also acts as our recruitment system. Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers articling program has been extremely successful for both the firm and the students.

Each year we aim to hire one summer student who returns as an articling student and hope that that student will return as an associate the following year. In the past five years, four of the past five articling students have returned to the firm as lawyers. We are confident that at the end of the articling term, our students will have developed a solid foundation for a career in civil litigation and acquired the tools necessary to excel.

 

While working at Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers I felt like part of the team right from the beginning. I don’t know whether it was the intimate working environment or the many firm events that allowed me to feel comfortable with everyone in a social setting. The events included: lunches, dinners, baseball games, a private movie screening, charity fundraisers, The SickKids Foundation Volleyball Tournament, and monthly birthday celebrations.

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Toronto safety advocates warn of dangerous construction zones

Busy downtown streets are risky for vulnerable road users – pedestrians and cyclists – at the best of times; when construction zones are involved they can be downright dangerous. Nowhere in Canada is the threat greater than in Toronto, the nation’s biggest city and currently the site of more than 700 construction zones according to the local CBC. To Toronto car accident lawyers, the lack of safety measures around the city’s construction sites is an urgent issue that must be addressed.

“Projects are monitored and adjustments are made to the road set up to address issues that may arise during construction,” said Eric Jensen, Toronto’s traffic operations manager, to the CBC. “In every case, safety is of paramount importance and every effort is made to ensure the maximum level of that safety for all road users, particularly the most vulnerable, while also protecting the workers on the site.”

Toronto’s construction zones must adhere to several pieces of legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, but many safety advocates and Toronto car accident lawyers believe more can be done. Adam Cohoon of Walk Toronto suggested to the CBC that reduced speed limits would improve safety, and Pamela Fuselli of Parachute suggested collecting more data.

Currently, the provincial Ministry of Labour is responsible for tracking injuries around construction sites, but their data is imprecise. The CBC reports that 50 non-workers were injured over the past five years, but couldn’t identify between pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, or others. Fifteen injuries were reported in 2018, the most of any year.

Every day, Toronto car accident lawyers talk to injured pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists about their accidents. Eventually, trends begin to emerge, including elevated risks for vulnerable road users and concerns about safety in construction zones. With the mayoral election around the corner, Toronto personal injury lawyers, law enforcement officials, and all manner of safety advocates are optimistic that road safety issues will become a priority at City Hall. Initiatives like Vision Zero have identified opportunities to improve safety for all road users but without political impetus, deaths and serious injuries will continue to occur on Toronto’s streets.

If you or a member of your family have been injured in an automotive accident at or near a construction site, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to learn how we can help. Our experienced group of Toronto car accident lawyers can provide guidance and assistance as you navigate the legal system and work towards your recovery.

 

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Motorcycle fatalities surge in BC and Ontario

September has arrived, but motorcycle season is far from over in Ontario – in the province’s south region, fall foliage makes October one of the best months of the year to enjoy a long weekend ride. Unfortunately, as every Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer knows, motorcycle riding comes with inherent risks.

Last month, the British Columbia Coroners Service announced that 30 motorcyclists had died so far in 2018, twice as many as the year before. Eighteen of those deaths came in July, alone. Several months earlier, in May, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released data showing that fatal Ontario motorcycle accidents had reached a 10-year high in 2017.

“Over and above marking a 10-year high, what made last year’s 48 motorcyclist deaths particularly tragic was the fact that almost half (22) of the motorcycle drivers were not the at-fault driver,” the police service said in a release.

In British Columbia, speed and impairment are the most common causes of fatal motorcycle crashes.

“Speed is the leading factor for motorcycle crashes,” said Lindsay Matthews, ICBC interim vice-president responsible for road safety, in a release. “It makes it difficult to respond to unexpected events, or to correct for errors. ICBC strongly encourage motorcyclists to keep within posted speed limits at all times, and to wear full protective gear to protect themselves in the event of a crash.”

Environmental factors also contributed to about a quarter of the deaths in BC.

Safety Tips

Any Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer can tell you to wear your helmet and reduce your speed, but what else can Ontario motorcyclists do to avoid accidents this fall?

  • Wear full riding gear: protective apparel can mean the difference between a mild and serious injury
  • Ride defensively: assume other drivers can’t see you; keep your headlights on and avoid drivers’ blind spots
  • Never drive while inebriated
  • Inspect your motorcycle prior to your ride: check tires for cracks, bulges, and wear; look for oil or gas leaks; make sure your headlights are working; keep tabs on hydraulic and coolant fluid levels; ensure the clutch and throttle are working smoothly; adjust mirrors as necessary; test the horn; test the brakes at a low speed.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to speak with an experienced Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer. Our team can help you understand your legal options and provide guidance as you take the first steps on your road to recovery.

 

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