Since 2009, Precedent has tracked the number of articling students Toronto law firms have hired back as first-year associates — and called it the Hireback Watch.
In the interactive chart below, we’ve ranked the firms that have historically taken on the largest crop of students. You can toggle between the past nine years and sort the hireback data in each column. And if you click on any firm names, you’ll see its numbers from over the years.
See below the chart to find out how we calculate the data and how we have handled law-firm mergers over the years.
Note: The Toronto-wide Hireback Watch and Bay Street Ranking usually include Goodmans LLP. This year, however, Goodmans did not respond to PrecedentJD’s repeated requests for their 2020 hireback data. The firm has been left out of this year’s ranking as a result.