Position Description

Articling Student (2019-2020)
Location CA, ON, Cambridge
Job Code 4004
# openings 1
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Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation combines with an uncompromised commitment to quality. Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!

Our Corporate team in our Cambridge Division is currently looking for a bright, ambitious Articling Student for the 2019-2020 Articling Term (10 Month Position) who enjoys team work and on-going challenging projects.


The successful candidate will assist the lawyers within the ATS Legal Department in performing certain assigned tasks, and contribute towards delivering timely and quality legal services. Specifically, the successful candidate may be asked to assist ATS's internal lawyers in relation to the following:


  • meeting and corresponding with internal clients
  • drafting, reviewing, and revising non-disclosure, customer, partner, subcontractor and supplier contracts
  • reviewing customer RFPs and purchase orders, ATS proposals, and drafting purchase order acknowledgement letters to customers (battle of the forms)
  • corporate subsidiary management
  • intercompany agreements and related documents (which may include commercial leases)
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • intellectual property rights management and enforcement
  • litigation or dispute resolution matters
  • corporate compliance (including drafting and refining corporate policies and conducting internal training)
  • regulatory matters
  • risk assessments and risk management
  • internal audits and liaising with external auditors
  • meeting and corresponding with external legal counsel

Travel may be required from time to time.

The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values, and the ATS Employee Code of Business Conduct.


  • Completion of a J.D or LL.B degree or receipt of an N.C.A. Certificate of Qualification
  • Registration in the Law Society of Upper Canada's Lawyer Licensing Process

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Sound professional judgment and decision making ability, with good commercial awareness
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously
  • A keen eye for detail
  • A strong desire to learn
  • A proactive approach to work
  • Proficient with the use of information technology tools such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.

2018-2019 Articling Term:

The anticipated term for this 10-month Articling Student position is August 6, 2019 through June 5, 2020.


Application Process:

Applications should include your cover letter, resume and transcripts, and should be submitted via ATS’s website (https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ATSAUTOMATION&cws=1&rid=4004) no later than 5:00PM EST on November 2, 2018. Please address cover letter to Jennifer Lee Thomas r[SD1] .


ATS thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

 [SD1]HR - Please add contact name and title.

Why join ATS?

  • WorkPerks program for product & service discounts (including gym membership discount)
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, every other Tuesday is “Treat Day”!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • And much more!



ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

ATS Automation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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