Why Stikeman Elliott

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Extensive student programs

Stikeman Elliott is the firm for students who aspire to their full potential. We will give you the autonomy and the tools to take ownership of your career path. Start your career with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful.

As a Stikeman Elliott student you are empowered to decide your future. We offer an incredible amount of support for your interests and ambitions.

Every student can access a wide variety of resources for both practical questions and career guidance. Each summer student is paired with a mentor for the summer, while articling students choose a different mentor for each rotation. Members of the Students & Stagiaires Committee are always available to offer guidance and counsel, as is the Director, Student Programs, Co-President of the Committee. Whatever the question, any of your colleagues will always be happy to offer their perspective.

Guaranteed hire-back

We are proud to offer our Montréal articling students the opportunity to practice law with us, as lawyers, upon successful completion of their articling period, subject to availability of positions in the various sectors of the firm, and for an undetermined period. Our students, articling students and associates progress within the firm, in keeping with their professional development, which is reviewed periodically.

In order to efficiently maintain our guaranteed hire-back policy, it is essential for us to get to know our articling students well. Therefore, we require that articling students wishing to benefit from this policy work with us for at least one summer prior to beginning their articles, that they have successfully completed their professional training offered at the École du Barreau du Québec and that the articling period be completed within six consecutive months at the firm. Also, any additional training (graduate studies or other professional experiences) should be completed before they start their articling period so that their career begins immediately at the end of their articles. Finally, to benefit from this hire-back guarantee, they must become a member of the Barreau du Québec.

Stikeman Elliott is known to be the only firm in Quebec to offer such an opportunity. To us, the articling period is a learning experience, not a screening process. We believe in our students and are determined to invest effort and energy in each individual to help you succeed. From day one, you will be part of the team and become our future.

We are proud to be a part of Stikeman Elliott – you will be too!

Our people are fiercely proud to be members of Stikeman Elliott’s founding office and to be part of a firm that is recognized as a leader — by both survey rankings and the competition. As a leading Canadian business law firm, we attract a significant share of high-profile deals, cross-border transactions and litigation files.  Our students work on matters for high-calibre clients operating in the national and international arenas.

As a student, it is all about the opportunity to learn from the best. Just as a gifted professor can inspire a passion for the law, working on a precedent-setting matter alongside lawyers who are leaders in their field can shape your career path for years to come.