Student Program Overview

Our office is always on the lookout for ambitious and hard-working students who have an interest in being part of our team.  As a student at Cheadles, you will be given an opportunity to work with our dynamic lawyers in a wide variety of practice areas. 

Cheadles aims to create a positive and rewarding experience for all of our students.  Whether you're a summer student, law student,  or an articling student, we want to hear from you!

To apply for an articling position, please send an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, a copy of your most recent law school transcript, and a cover letter telling us about yourself to:

     Cheadles LLP

     715 Hewitson Street, Suite 2000

     Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6B5

     Email: cheadles%23com|students

If you're applying for an articling position, please bring your application package to the attention of J. Douglas Shanks.  If you're applying for a summer student, IPC or LPP position, bring your application package to the attention of Donald B. Shanks.

Meet our Students


Nathan Wainwright joined Cheadles LLP as a summer student in May 2017 after completing his first year of law school at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. Nathan’s professional interests are in civil litigation, labour and employment, administrative law and corporate and commercial law.

Prior to law school, Nathan completed a BA in Geography/English and an MBA where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award of Excellence in the study of Strategic Management. While studying as an undergraduate and graduate student, Nathan was a member of the Lakehead University Men’s Varsity Basketball team.

In his spare time, Nathan is either playing golf, hockey or basketball or spending time with his friends and family.


Mark Doble completed his J.D. at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, where his passion for corporate law and the related socioeconomic issues blossomed. Prior to Law School, Mark completed his HBASc at Lakehead University, where he focused his studies in Philosophy and the Physical Sciences.

Mark’s professional interests lie in the areas of corporate law and business development, and is especially keen to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs and business founders build their organizations with the proper legal foundation in place. In his spare time, Mark is either cross-country skiing at Kamview or Lappe, playing soccer, computer programming, or hanging out with his wife, friends and family.  Mark will be completing his articles at Cheadles LLP, and is eager to grow his practice and career in Thunder Bay.


Kaitlin joined Cheadles LLP in February of 2016, and works with the firm both throughout the school year and as a summer student. She is in her second year of law school at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, which specializes in a unique Integrated Practice Curriculum.  Kaitlin volunteers with the Ontario Justice Education Network, and spent time with local high school students discussing important legal issues.

Kaitlin holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and in Law and Society. After completing her undergraduate studies, Kaitlin obtained her Paralegal P1 Licence from the Law Society of Upper Canada. Kaitlin worked as a licenced paralegal at a law firm prior to attending law school. Under the supervision of lawyers at Cheadles LLP, Kaitlin is working primarily in Family Law and Civil Litigation.