Law Students



Marissa Mah“Pallett Valo provides a unique environment to learn as a summer and articling student.  As a summer student, I enjoyed working with a variety of lawyers, gaining exposure in all areas of law offered by the firm.  Because of Pallett Valo’s medium size, students are given a good deal of responsibility, and there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the value of your work as it affects the outcome of a matter.  As a corporate articling student, I assisted with the closing of large business transactions, draft contracts and other corporate documents, provided legal opinions, and interacted directly with clients, all while learning the ins-and-outs of corporate law.  Everyone at the firm is professional, friendly, and supportive, making Pallett Valo an ideal environment to learn and grow.  I truly believe that articling at Pallet Valo is the best launch pad off which to pursue a successful career in law.”

Marissa Mah
B.Com., Queen’s University (2013)
LL.B., University of London (2016)
LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School (2017)

Steven Pordage“As a summer student, I truly enjoyed my experience at Pallett Valo. The friendly and professional environment of the firm combined with the high quality of work that I was assigned made the experience very rewarding. Because of the size of the firm, I was often able to work directly with partners and senior associates, which accelerated the pace of my learning. Every single person that I worked with was willing to take the time to explain things and provide me with valuable feedback. I am very excited to be returning to Pallett Valo as an articling student.”

Steven Pordage
B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto (2009)
J.D., Queen’s University Faculty of Law (2012)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2013

Neeta Sandhu“I had the opportunity to both summer and article with Pallett Valo.  The summer student program provided a snapshot of what the practice of law is all about.  Returning to complete my articles with Pallett Valo provided me with a fulsome experience where I gained practical, hands-on experience in various legal areas.  The firm provides an immense amount of support and resources which ultimately guided me in choosing to become a litigator.  I was given the autonomy to draft pleadings, take carriage of Small Claims Court matters and come up with tactical solutions for enforcing judgments.  The complexity of the work coupled with the outstanding lawyers practicing and Pallett Valo was an incredibly rewarding experience.”

Neeta Sandhu
BBA (Hons.), York University, Schulich School of Business (2011)
J.D., University of Windsor (2015)
J.D., University of  Detroit, Mercy School of Law (2015)
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2016

“Pallett Valo emphasizes the development of its students through practical experience and an exposure to a wide array of practice areas. During my articling experience, I worked closely with lawyers on closing multi-million dollar business transactions, drafting contracts, preparing for trials and providing legal advice to clients. The supportive and professional culture encourages students to explore areas of interest while receiving regular guidance from the firm’s lawyers throughout the learning process.”

Karan Khak
B.A. (Hons.), York University (2012)
J.D., University of Ottawa (2016)
Called to the Ontario Bar 2017

Just heard about Pallett Valo being chosen as One of Ontario's Top Three Regional Firms. Congratulations – well deserved.
Peter Campbell, BDO Canada LLP