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.

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.

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Please inquire with Maxine Vincelette or Sara-Marie Scott about the possibilities to apply.

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We seek to offer our students a personalized, stimulating, and career enriching experience. We firmly believe that practical experience through immersion is the most effective way to learn. For this reason, we involve our students in a wide variety of files and projects and expect our students to participate throughout each step of the process. In addition, students will be exposed to a broad range of opportunities through continuous collaborations with lawyers working in our Eastern Canada offices (Ottawa and Montreal) as well as our West coast office in Vancouver. We value our students’ contributions and seek to create a work environment that is both diverse and inclusive. Finally, we are proud to encourage and support students who seek to enrich their own experience through clerkships.

Due to the firm’s boutique nature, commitment to social justice, and national scale practice we expect students to take initiative, have impeccable work ethic, and possess an outstanding capacity to work in teams. Knowledge of the civil law system (for the Ottawa and Vancouver offices), Aboriginal law, and Indigenous legal systems are also valued assets.

The language of work in all three of our offices is French, and bilingualism is an integral part of our identity. Similarly, we value students that are fluent in or are learning other languages.

Application dates vary across our three offices. Interested candidates should confirm these dates with their Law Faculty. Our Ottawa office follows the process set by the Law Society of Ontario. Our Vancouver office conforms to the dates set by the Vancouver Bar Association. Finally, our Montreal office recruits according to the dates in theEntente de recrutement.

Each application is carefully considered, however, due to the volume of applications received each year, only those candidates selected for interviews 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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