Your Juris Doctor (J.D.) is a very flexible degree; the knowledge, experience, and skills you gain throughout your degree has broad applicability. Some of the career options listed below include the names of firms or organizations as examples of potential places to work. These employers have worked with us and hired from Queen’s in the past, but the list is not exhaustive and many other firms and organizations also hire from Queen’s.

Private Practice

Public Sector

  • Full-Service Firm: Representing commercial clients or individual clients in a variety of areas of law
  • Real Estate: Advising on residential transactions, urban planning, compliance 
  • Civil Litigation: Representing individuals or businesses; tort law; negligence
  • Labour & Employment Law: Representing individual employees or employers, unions
  • Criminal Law: Representing individuals with federal, provincial and municipal offices
  • Immigration: Advising individuals or commercial clients
  • Family Law: Assisting with divorces, custody matters, wills & estates, assets
  • In-House Counsel: Work in the legal department of a corporation advising on legal and managerial issues 
  • Federal Government: Federal departments, crown corporations
  • Provincial Government: Ministries
  • Crown Agencies: Government-funded organizations, task forces, regulators
  • Municipal Government: Councils, committees, city government departments and agencies
  • Institutions: Consulates, hospitals, educational institutions
  • Clerkships: Trial courts, federal courts, appeal courts, the Supreme Court
  • Foreign Consulates/Embassies: At home or abroad 

Social Justice

JD Advantage

  • Not-for-Profits: United Way, Cancer Society
  • Government-Funded Groups: Legal Aid Clinics, community agencies
  • International Organizations: UN, WTO, Criminal Court, Amnesty
  • Fellowships and Internships: Domestic and international 
  • Specialized Private Practice: Aboriginal law, administrative law, Charter litigation
  • Academia
  • Legal instructor
  • Law librarian
  • Career counsellor
  • Policy development in government
  • Legal writing, editing, blogging
  • Politics
  • Labour relations officer
  • Human resources
  • Legal recruiters 


Employers who have engaged with the Career Development Office


Employer Name  Location 
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP Toronto
Aird & Berlis LLP Toronto
Alan D. Gold Professional Corporation Toronto
Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario - Legal Services Toronto
AMR LLP Toronto
Aviva Trial Lawyers Toronto
Baker McKenzie Toronto
Bakerlaw Toronto
Bales Beall LLP Toronto
Barapp Law Firm Professional Corporation Toronto
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Toronto
Beard Winter LLP Toronto
Bell Temple LLP Toronto
Bennett Jones LLP Toronto
Benson Percival Brown Toronto
Bereskin & Parr LLP Toronto
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Toronto
Blaney McMurtry Toronto
Bogoroch & Associates LLP Toronto
Bookman Law Professional Corporation Toronto
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Toronto
Brauti Thorning LLP Toronto
Brian Eberdt Toronto
Canadian Civil Liberties Association Toronto
Canadian Environmental Law Association Toronto
Canadian Pension Plan Toronto
Caramanna Friedberg LLP Toronto
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Toronto
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Toronto
Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation Toronto
Chagpar & Associates- North York Toronto
Christen Seaton Burrison Hudani LLP Toronto
Clyde & Co Canada LLP Toronto
Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP Toronto
Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP Toronto
Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP Toronto
Cynthia Pon Toronto
Dale & Lessmann LLP Toronto
Damien Frost & Associates Toronto
Davies Howe LLP Toronto
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Toronto
Deacon, Spears, Fedson & Montizambert Toronto
Deeth Williams Wall LLP Toronto
Deloitte Tax Law LLP Toronto
DelZotto, Zorzi LLP Toronto
Department of Justice Toronto
Derstine Penman Toronto
Dewart Gleason LLP Toronto
Dickinson Wright LLP Toronto
DLA Piper Toronto
Ecojustice Toronto
Edward H. Royle & Associates Toronto
EllisDon Group of Companies Toronto
ERCO Worldwide Toronto
Fasken Toronto
Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Toronto
First Capital Realty Toronto
Flaherty McCarthy LLP Toronto
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP Toronto
FP Canada Toronto
Freudman Law PC Toronto
Gardiner Roberts LLP Toronto
Gilbert's LLP Toronto
Glaholt LLP Toronto
Goodmans LLP Toronto
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Toronto
Grand Challenges Canada Toronto
Green and Spiegel Toronto
Grillo Barristers Toronto
Groia & Company Professional Corporation Toronto
Hicks Adams Toronto
Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie Toronto
Himelfarb Proszanski Toronto
Hoffer Adler LLP Toronto
Hunter-Liberatore-Law Toronto
Hydro One Toronto
Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic Toronto
Innocence Canada Toronto
Intact Financial Corporation Toronto
Intact Insurance Company Toronto
Interac Association â"‚ Acxsys Corporation Toronto
IO - Infrastructure Ontario Toronto
Jackman & Associates Toronto
Jeffrey Goldman Law Toronto
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services Toronto
Jordan F Weisz Barristers & Solicitors Toronto
Kawaguchi Krajden LLP Toronto
Keslassy Freedman Gelfand LLP  Toronto
Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers P.C. Toronto
Koskie Minsky LLP Toronto
KPMG Law LLP Toronto
Kronis Rotsztain Margles Cappel Toronto
Lak Law Firm Professional Corporation Toronto
Landy Marr Kats LLP Toronto
Law Foundation of Ontario Toronto
Law Society of Ontario Toronto
Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company Toronto
Laxton Glass LLP Toronto
Ledn Toronto
Lee & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers Toronto
Lee & Company Toronto
Lenczner Slaght LLP Toronto
Levitt Sheikh Chaudhri and Swan LLP Toronto
Lithwick Law Toronto
Littler LLP Toronto
Longo LLP Toronto
Loopstra Nixon LLP Toronto
Macdonald Sager Manis LLP Toronto
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP Toronto
McCague Borlack LLP Toronto
McCarthy Tetrault Toronto
McLeish Orlando LLP Toronto
McMillan LLP Toronto
Metrolinx Toronto
Mills & Mills LLP Toronto
Miller Thomson Toronto
Minden Gross LLP Toronto
Ministry of Attorney General - Constitutional Law Branch Toronto
Ministry of Attorney General - Ministry of Transportation Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Justice Policy Development Branch Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Crown Law Office - Civil Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Indigenous Justice Division Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Ministry of Finance Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General - Ministry of Indigenous Affairs Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General: Crown Law Office - Criminal Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General: Family Responsibility Office Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General: Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General: Toronto West (Etobicoke) and Toronto (Downtown) Crown Attorney Offices Toronto
Ministry of the Attorney General: Treasury Board Secretariat - Legal Services Branch Toronto
Monkhouse Law Toronto
Morrison Watts Toronto
MUNERA Professional Corporation Toronto
National Hockey League Players' Association Toronto
Neighbourhood Legal Services Toronto
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Toronto
Office of the Ombudsman of Ontario Toronto
Ogletree Deakins International, LLP Toronto
Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP Toronto
Ontario Court of Appeal Toronto
Ontario Energy Board Toronto
Ontario Justice Education Network Toronto
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Toronto
Ontario Nurses' Association Toronto
Ontario Power Generation Inc. Toronto
Ontario Securities Commission Toronto
Ontario Superior Court of Justice Toronto
OSSTF - Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation Toronto
Owens Wright LLP Toronto
Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP Toronto
Peacebuilders International Toronto
Preszler Law Firm LLP Toronto
Public Prosecution Service of Canada Toronto
Rachlin & Wolfson Toronto
Radnoff Haworth LLP Toronto
Refugee Law Lab Toronto
Reybroek Barristers Toronto
Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP Toronto
Robins Appleby LLP Toronto
Rochon Genova Toronto
Rogers Partners LLP Toronto
Rosen Kirshen Tax Law Toronto
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C. Toronto
Rowand Intellectual Property Law LLP Toronto
Royal Bank of Canada Toronto
Ryder Wright Blair & Holmes LLP Toronto
Samfiru Tumarkin LLP Toronto
Schultz Frost LLP Toronto
Singleton Reynolds Toronto
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Toronto
Smart & Biggar Toronto
Smitiuch Injury Law Toronto
Steinmetz and Associates, Toronto
Stevenson Whelton LLP Toronto
Stikeman Elliott LLP Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto
Tarion Warranty Corporation Toronto
TD Bank Group Toronto
Thomson, Rogers Toronto
Thorsteinssons LLP Toronto
Torkin Manes LLP Toronto
Toronto Hydro Corporation Toronto
Toronto Transit Commission, Legal Department Toronto
Torys LLP Toronto
UBS Bank Toronto
Unifor Legal Department Toronto
United Steelworkers Toronto
University of Toronto Faculty Association Toronto
Walker Law Toronto
WeirFoulds LLP Toronto
West Toronto Community Legal Services Toronto
Widleboer Dellelce LLP Toronto
Will Davidson LLP Toronto
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund Toronto
Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP Toronto



Employer Name Location
House of Commons Ottawa
Tax Court of Canada Ottawa
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Ottawa
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Ottawa
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Ottawa
Canadian Blood Services Ottawa
Canadian Medical Association Ottawa
Canadian Red Cross Ottawa
Canadian Union of Public Employees Ottawa
Cassidy Levey Ottawa
Cedric Nahum Law Ottawa
City of Ottawa, Legal Services Branch Ottawa
D. Larry Segal Law Offices Ottawa
Davidson Houle Allen LLP Ottawa
Dentons Canada LLP Ottawa
Department of Canadian Heritage Ottawa
Department of Justice Ottawa
Department of Justice - Global Affairs Canada Legal Services Ottawa
Department of Justice - Trade Law Bureau Ottawa
Department of Justice- Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Ottawa
Department of Justice: Agriculture and Food Inspection Legal Services Ottawa
Department of Justice: Bijuralism and Advisory Services Section Ottawa
Department of Justice: Canadian Revenue Agency Legal Services Ottawa
Department of Justice: Candian Border Services Ottawa
Department of Justice: Civil Litigation Section Ottawa
Department of Justice: Family, Children and Youth Section, Policy Sector Ottawa
Department of Justice: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Ottawa
Department of Justice: International Development Section, Policy Sector Ottawa
Department of Justice: Natural Resources Canada Ottawa
Department of Justice: Public Law and Legislative Services Sector - Human Rights Law Section Ottawa
Department of Justice: Public Safety Canada Legal Services Ottawa
Department of Justice: Tax Law Services Section Ottawa
Fasken Ottawa
Federal Court of Appeal Ottawa
Gowling WLG Ottawa
Kathleen Jin Law Office Ottawa
Low Murchison Radnoff LLP Ottawa
MBM Intellectual Property Law Ottawa
McMillan LLP Ottawa
Momentum Business Law Ottawa
National Judicial Institute Ottawa
Nelligan Law Ottawa
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Ottawa
Ollip P.C. Ottawa
Ontario Land Tribunal Ottawa
Ontario Superior Court of Justice Ottawa
Ottawa Police Service Ottawa
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP Ottawa
Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ottawa
Rasmussen Starr Ruddy LLP Ottawa
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group Ottawa
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh Ottawa
Soloway Wright LLP Ottawa
Spiteri & Ursulak LLP Ottawa
Stikeman Elliott LLP Ottawa
Supreme Court of Canada Ottawa
The Canadian Bar Association Ottawa
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ottawa
University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic Ottawa
Williams Litigation Lawyers Ottawa


Vancouver/British Columbia

Employer Name Location
Central Coast Law Corporation Bella Bella
Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia Burnaby
British Columbia Prosecution Service Kelowna
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP Kelowna
Chouinard & Company Richmond
WorkSafeBC Richmond
Cote & Evans Trial Lawyers Surrey
Access Pro Bono Vancouver
Allard Law School Vancouver
B.C. Civil Liberties Association Vancouver
Black, Gropper & Co. Vancouver
Branch MacMaster Vancouver
Donaldson's Barristers Vancouver
Ecojustice Vancouver
Ferguson Allingham Vancouver
Gall Legge Grant Zwack LLP Vancouver
Gowling WLG Vancouver
Guild, Yule & Company Vancouver
Hunter Litigation Chambers Vancouver
JFK Law Corporation Vancouver
Lindsay Kenney LLP Vancouver
Mandell Pinder Vancouver
Miller Titerle + Company Vancouver
Myers, Karp, Patey & Neurauter Vancouver
Overholt Law Vancouver
Roper Greyell Vancouver
RTG Law Corp. Vancouver
Sarah Leamon Law Group Vancouver
Slater Vecchio LLP Vancouver
Whitelaw Twining Vancouver
Yan Muirhead LLP Vancouver
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Vancouver
Bennett Jones LLP Vancouver
Blake, Cassels & Graydon Vancouver
Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Vancouver
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Vancouver
Clark Wilson LLP Vancouver
Community Legal Assistance Society Vancouver
Dentons Canada LLP Vancouver
Department of Justice Vancouver
DLA Piper Vancouver
Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP Vancouver
Fasken Vancouver
Law Students Legal Advice Program Vancouver
Lawson Lundell Vancouver
McCarthy Tetrault LLP Vancouver
McMillan LLP Vancouver
Miller Thomson Vancouver
Miller Titerle + Company Vancouver
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Vancouver
QuadReal Property Group Vancouver
Singleton Reynolds Vancouver
Stikeman Elliott LLP Vancouver
West Coast LEAF Vancouver
Zymeworks Vancouver
Civil Resolution Tribunal Victoria
Cook Roberts Victoria
Environmental Law Centre Victoria
Ministry of Attorney General - Legal Services Branch Victoria



Employer Name Location
Alberta Court of Appeal Calgary
Alberta Electric System Operator Calgary
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Calgary
Bennett Jones LLP Calgary
Blake Cassels & Graydon Calgary
Borden Ladner Gervais Calgary
Brownlee LLP Calgary
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer Calgary
Calgary Legal Guidance Calgary
Carscallen LLP Calgary
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta Calgary
Dentons Calgary
Ecojustice Calgary
Gowling WLG Calgary
Lawson Lundell Calgary
McLennan Ross Calgary
Miller Thomson Calgary
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Calgary
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Calgary
TC Energy Calgary
Whitelaw Twining Calgary
Bennett Jones Edmonton
Bishop & McKenzie Edmonton
Field Law Edmonton
Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer Edmonton
Witten LLP Edmonton
Dentons Edmonton
Liberty Law Edmonton
Miller Thomson Edmonton



Employer Name Location
Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham Kingston
Ontario Superior Court of Justice Kingston
Templeman LLP Kingston
Aitken Robertson Kingston
NBM Legal Kingston
Pro Bono Family Law Project Kingston
Pro Bono Students Canada Kingston
Queen's Business Law Clinic Kingston
Queen's Elder Law Clinic Kingston
Queen's Faculty of Law Kingston
Queen's Family Law Clinic Kingston
Queen's Legal Aid Kingston


Belleville/Trenton/Eastern Ontario

Employer Name Location
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre Belleville
Alexander Heath Brockville
Chugh Law Cornwall
Burford Law Napanee
Menlove Law Professional Corporation Picton


Greater Toronto Area/Barrie

Employer Name Location
Town of Aurora Aurora
Oatley Vigmond Barrie
Ministry of the Attorney General - Peel Crown Attorney's Office Brampton
Regional Municipality of Peel Brampton
Northumberland Community Legal Centre [NCLC] Cobourg
Feldstein Family Law Group Markham
Poon & Ho LLP Markham
Samuel Eng & Associates Markham
Starkman Barristers Markham
Williams HR Law Professional Corporation Markham
Wilson Vukelich LLP Markham
City of Mississauga - Legal Services Division Mississauga
Desjardins Group Mississauga
DH Professional Corporation Mississauga
Hannan Hannan Barristers Mississauga
JSM Law Mississauga
Keyser Mason Ball LLP Mississauga
NIKA LAW LLP Mississauga
Nissan Canada, Inc Mississauga
Pallett Valo Mississauga
Thompson MacColl & Stacy LLP Mississauga
Toyota Financial Services Mississauga
Avanessy Giordano LLP North York
Economical Insurance North York
O'Connor MacLeod Hanna Oakville
Will Davidson Oakville
The Regional Municipality of Halton Oakville
Ministry of the Attorney General: Ministry of Finance Oshawa
Fariborz Davoudi Pickering
Richmond Hill Family Lawyers Richmond Hill
Kung, Lo & Jia Law LLP Scarborough
Marciano Beckenstein LLP Vaughn
Brattys Vaughn
Carnevale Law Office Whitby
NADI Law Whitby
The Regional Municipality of Durham Whitby



Employer Name Location
Ministry of the Attorney General - Crown Attorney's Office Criminal Law Division Hamilton
Scarfone Hawkins LLP Hamilton
Evans, Philp Hamilton


South Western Ontario

Employer Name Location
Ministry of Attorney General - Crown Attorney's Office - Brantford, Cayuga and Simcoe Brantford
Waterous Holden Amey Hitchon Brantford
Madorin, Snyder Kitchener
Cohen Highley London
Lakin Afolabi Law Professional Corporation London
Simpson Law Professional Corporation London
Miller Thomson London
Carters Professional Corporation Orangeville
Ministry of the Attorney General - Sarnia Sarnia
Brock University St. Catharines
Bartlet & Richardes Windsor
Children's Aid Society Windsor
Halliwill Seguin Windsor
Kirwin Partners Windsor
McTague Law Firm Windsor
Mousseau DeLuca McPherson Prince Windsor
Shibley Righton LLP Windsor
Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP Windsor
The Corporation of the City of Windsor - Corporate Services, Legal Department Windsor
Willis Business Law Windsor
Greg Monforton and Partners Windsor
Legal Assistance of Windsor Windsor
Miller Canfield LLP Windsor


Northern Ontario

Employer Name Location
Cheadles Thunder Bay
Girones Lawyers Timmins
Mendonca Law Office Professional Corporation Timmins



Employer Name Location
Miller Thomson Regina


East Coast Canada/Quebec

Employer Name Location
New Brunswick Court of Appeal Fredericton
Department of Justice - Competition Bureau Gatineau
Environment and Climate Change Canada Gatineau
McInnes Cooper LLP Halifax
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Halifax
The Centre for Law and Democracy Halifax
Raoul Wallenberg: Centre for Human Rights Montreal
Canadian Space Agency Saint-Hubert
Department of Justice and Public Safety, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's


New York/International

Employer Name Location
Embassy of Canada to Germany Berlin
Mission of Canada to the European Union Brussels
Embassy of Canada to Debmark Copenhagen
United Nations Relief and Works Agency Jerusalem
Loyens & Loeff Luxemburg
Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer LLP Paris
Zyme Works Seattle