Students

We are dedicated to providing our students with personalized, stimulating, and enriching training that will serve them throughout their career.

At Power Law, students actively participate in each step of a file, before all levels of court. We value the interests and opinions of our students, and we expect them to participate in developing the theories of our cases, and welcome them into the firm’s social life.

How to Apply

Spend your summer with us!

Students should submit their application in electronic form (including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and transcripts) in a single PDF document. The deadline for applying is the one established by the Law Society of Ontario as part of the recruitment process.

Articling

The process is similar to the application process for the summer program. Please inquire with Maxine Vincelette or Sara-Marie Scott about the possibilities to apply.

Learn about a career at Power Law

Are you a highly motivated law student? At Power Law, we are committed to providing you with an enriching experience that will give you a leg up in your career. We believe you learn by doing, so you will be exposed to a range of files and projects and will work with all team members, in our Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal offices. We value the opinions of our students and expect you to participate every step of the way. We encourage you to participate in training sessions and attend conferences, and immerse yourself in the firm’s culture and social opportunities.

Given our small size, low overhead costs, and national presence, we require you to demonstrate initiative, impeccable work ethic, and the ability to work efficiently with other team members.

To support new parents, Power Law offers a top up of government maternity and parental leave benefits to lawyers, non-lawyers and administrative staff. Under Power Law’s maternity and parental leave policy, the firm will top up those benefits to 100% of a new parent’s salary (up to a maximum annual salary of $150,000). The top up for the birth parent is offered for seven months; the top up for the other parent is offered for 3 months.

Power Law is committed to diversity and inclusion in our recruitment process.

At Power Law, we understand and promote a truly bilingual work environment which benefits our English and French speaking clients. Bilingualism is an integral part of our identity. We are even more interested by students who are fluent in or learning additional languages. Training or degrees in Civil Law or Aboriginal Law is also greatly valued.

A part of our team members completed clerkships at the Supreme Court of Canada and elsewhere; Power Law proudly and actively supports its students’ ambitions to clerk.

Deadlines for submitting applications to our Ottawa office are established by a roundtable of Ottawa recruiters, and are approved yearly by the Law Society of Ontario. Interested candidates should confirm these dates with the Law Society of Ontario, or their law school. We invite students interested in working in our Vancouver or Montreal offices to follow a similar calendar.

Each application will be considered. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information or to submit your application, please contact Maxine Vincelette for Ottawa and Montreal: mvincelette@powerlaw.ca or Sara-Marie Scott for Vancouver: smscott@powerlaw.ca.

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