How to Apply
Ottawa law students

To apply, students and associates should send a resume, covering letter, list of anticipated courses, and copies of complete official post-secondary transcripts and transcripts from all other academic programs to:

Justine Whitehead
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Suite 1600,
50 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6L2

Phone: (613) 566-0541
Telecopier: (613) 230-8877

Questions about Applying and Interviewing For Student Positions

What do I need to include as part of my application? Should I send my application by email, fax or mail?
Your application package should include your cover letter, resume, and official academic transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended (photocopies of transcripts are fine). We are also happy to receive a copy of the courses that you are currently taking or will be taking in upcoming terms, and reference letters. We do not require writing samples. Please feel free to send your application by mail, email, or fax.

Please include an email address where you can be reached in your application as we often communicate with candidates by email - especially during the articling student and summer student recruitment processes.

For students who are applying for articling or summer student positions, please also include the phone number where you can be reached during the interview period in the event that we need to reach you. The Ottawa office generally conducts summer interviews in February and early March of each year, and conducts articling interviews between late May and early June of every year. Summer and articling offers are made in accordance with Law Society of Upper Canada guidelines.

Can I contact students or lawyers at the firm in advance of my interview at the firm to ask questions that I have?
We encourage you to be in touch with our current students listed on our website to hear from them about what it's like to be a student at Stikeman Elliott.

How should I go about arranging my schedule during interview week for articling or summer student positions?
We suggest that you schedule your interviews in 1 hour timeslots so that you leave ample time to meet with our lawyers when you visit with us. We would like to give you lots of time to meet with our lawyers and students so that you have a real opportunity to get a sense of what it's like to be a student and lawyer at Stikeman Elliott.

When are offers communicated by Stikeman Elliott for articling or summer student positions?

Stikeman Elliott strictly follows the recruiting guidelines set by the Law Society of Upper Canada.