Our articling program is subject to the rules and requirements of the Barreau du Québec. We offer two possible articling periods of six months each, one starting in January, the other starting in June. Students who accept an articling position with the Montréal office have the opportunity to work at the firm the summer preceding their articles. Our summer student program runs from the beginning of May to the end of July.
Our student programs begin with an intensive training that provides students with the key skills required to transition from being a law student to working at a law firm. Students are also invited to attend practice group meetings and in-house seminars.
We do not have a formal rotation system in Montréal. Rather, during your summer and articling experience, we provide you with exposure to the areas of business law we practice, including corporate commercial, banking and finance, litigation, real estate, restructuring, and tax. We believe working on a broad range of matters will give you the opportunity to obtain a realistic view of the practice and help you discover early on what particular areas you want to focus on for future specialization.
Students obtain work directly from lawyers and are encouraged to seek out work in their areas of interest. Student work is overseen by a workflow coordinator who ensures each student receives challenging and diverse work. Each student is assigned a mentor who assists the student to integrate into the firm and obtain meaningful professional opportunities. Social activities are also organized to help integrate the students into the fabric of the firm.
We conduct our practices and process according to the Montréal law firms' Recruitment Agreement. Students interested in an articling position should submit their application through the viRecruit Applicant Portal (found here: www.vilawportal.com).
Please note that we will be accepting applications for the 2019 articling term.
An application package should consist of a cover letter, resume, copies of official law school and post-secondary transcripts, and 2nd and 3rd year course lists. Letters of reference are not required. We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email.
Applications should be addressed to:
1000 Sherbrooke Street W., Suite 2700
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Attention: Catherine Péloquin, Director, Professional Services
We endeavor to promptly reply to inquiries about our firm and our student programs during the application and interview period. We also appreciate receiving communications of a more general nature (such as thank-you messages); however, due to the volume of messages we receive during this period, we may not be able to acknowledge receipt or respond, as we give priority to answering specific questions raised by students. In all of our communications, we are mindful of the rules set forth in the Montréal law firm's Recruitment Agreement.
McMillan is committed to providing support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process or in order to successfully submit an application, please email us or contact us at 1.888.622.4624 and ask to be transferred to the National Director, Human Resources to submit your accommodation request.
McMillan is committed to equal opportunity without discrimination.
Director, Professional Services
1000 Sherbrooke Street W.
Montréal, Québec, Canada