Our Commitment To...
Vancouver law students

Your Development

At Stikeman Elliott we want you to excel the moment you walk through our doors and we hope to see you develop into talented lawyers with a long and exciting career with us.

Our unique philosophy on your development aims to help you succeed professionally and to build upon your individual strengths, career goals and aspirations. We take a multi-layered approach to your training and development, ensuring that as you advance in your career you are learning everyday through hands-on experience with a variety of files, real client contact, formal and informal mentoring, consistent feedback and, of course, our education and training courses. Our goal is to develop well-rounded lawyers who are driven by intellectual curiosity and a desire to think creatively about the law.

The majority of our Continuing Legal Education courses are designed and presented by our own lawyers with the goal of providing substantive legal training and practical knowledge on a wide range of topics. These sessions are in-depth, interactive and a great chance to meet other lawyers in the firm. We also bring in legal scholars to speak on specialized topics and external consultants to provide coaching on a range of business, legal and professional skills.

Although our practice is built upon a spirit of team work and collective goals, we never lose sight of you as an individual. Our lawyer mentors and Director of Associate and Student Programs get to know each student professionally and personally and meet with you several times over the course of your summer and articles to discuss a number of topics related to your work and firm life.