The firm generally hires one or two articling students each year. A significant part of the student's responsibilities involve criminal law. The student must appear in Provincial Court on a daily basis to deal with bail applications and remands for the criminal department, and conduct interviews in the Provincial Remand Centre. The articling student may also be asked to conduct trials in Small Claims Court. Students are required to have access to a vehicle, as they may be required to travel to Headingley Correctional Institute, Stony Mountain Penitentiary, the Manitoba Youth Centre, or city police stations to meet with clients. The student will be given legal research and drafting assignments, generally for the criminal, labour and civil litigation lawyers. Student will also have opportunities to junior at a labour arbitration, labour board hearing, or civil trial. In order to provide well-rounded articles, students are encouraged to seek out opportunities in other areas of the law, including family, corporate and commercial, real estate, and wills and estates, particularly as these areas correspond to the CPLED course topics.