Stikeman Elliott is an exceptionally friendly, informal and enjoyable place to work. Our work interests and engages us; our colleagues both challenge and support us. We work well together and, away from the office, lawyers, students and staff enjoy frequent informal social and sporting events.
One of the advantages of the smaller size of the Ottawa office is the opportunity to meet and work with all of the lawyers in the office. In addition, students are integrated into the social sphere of the office in many ways. First, students are welcomed to the firm with an introductory lunch to allow them to meet their fellow students and the lawyers acting as mentors. Then each month, the firm hosts an informal lunch at the office for students and lawyers. In addition, the firm holds annual holiday and summer parties, as well as less formal socializing events, which in the past have included attendance at hockey games, fireworks displays, wine-tasting events, and other after-work social events. Lawyers from across the firm also took part in a firm retreat, which was held over a weekend in Orlando, Florida