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

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.

Rebecca Langille-Rowe

Rebecca Langille-Rowe

I am in my third year of law school at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and am completing my placement at Cheadles LLP. I am not settled on the area of law I want to practice  but I am excited to be working on a variety of legal issues during my placement.

I completed my undergraduate program in Human Rights and Conflict Studies at the University of Ottawa. I came to Lakehead Law for the mandate which focuses on Aboriginal legal issues and the development of practical legal skills. While at Bora Laskin, I became very involved in the law school. I was a member of Women in Law, Vice-President of the oral advocacy group TableTalkers, a case worker at the student legal clinic (Lakehead University Community Legal Services), president of the Law Students’ Society, and I started a knitting club called Denning’s Darners.

In my spare time you can usually catch me listening to podcasts, hiking, or spending time with my friends and family.

Kaitlin Roka

Kaitlin Roka

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.

Kevin Conway-Smith

Kevin Conway-Smith

Kevin Conway-Smith joined Cheadles LLP having completed his J.D at Bond University, Faculty of Law.  Exposure during his studies to an internationally diverse business and legal community ignited Kevin’s interest in corporate law and business development in the socioeconomic context.

Prior to law school, he completed a Bachelor of Arts with the College of Humanities at Carleton University, focusing on both occidental & oriental philosophy, theology and history.  Kevin further undertook a Masters of International Relations at Bond University, where he participated in the G-20 Research Group working with the University of Toronto & the Munk School of Global Affairs and the International Organization Research Institute at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.  These efforts culminated with the publication of their seventh G20 interim compliance report.

With his roots in Thunder Bay, Kevin looks forward to integrating back into the ski, mountain biking and rowing communities.  Kevin will be completing his articles at Cheadles LLP, and is eager to become a member of the vibrant local bar.