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A message from our Students & Stagiaires Committee

Just a short month ago, the Stikeman Elliott Students & Stagiaires Committee, like each one of you, was hyper-focused on preparing for the 2020 Course aux stages. Since then, the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the entire world in unimaginable ways, bringing changes to all facets of our collective lives.

We know that these are challenging times for law students who, in addition to dealing with personal challenges, are adapting to a new normal of completing their academics and planning for their future careers as lawyers. Our Students & Stagiaires Committee understands that the news of rising unemployment and the postponement of the Course has been unsettling and has raised concerns regarding your future employment prospects.

We want all of our candidates to know that in this time of uncertainty, what has not changed is our focus and commitment to see you succeed, and our excitement to meet you as soon as possible. Please be assured that the effects of the COVID-19 virus on your academic experience will play no role in our hiring decisions.

While a pivot of this scale can be unsettling, our firm is rising to the challenge with creativity, commitment, and goodwill. Our Legal Talent team and Students & Stagiaires Committee are continuously sharing new ideas and developing plans to minimize the impact on our current and prospective students and stagiaires. As leaders in embracing innovation and technology, we are providing our lawyers and staff with all the tools they need for efficient and seamless remote working capabilities. Since its inception, Stikeman Elliott has cultivated a strong and resilient social fabric, providing our team with a solid foundation to come together and stay close and connected, especially in these difficult times.

People are our number one asset, which has always been the guiding principle behind our Firm’s mission to recruit an exceptional and diverse group of students, and to then nurture those students to become exceptional lawyers. Our students of yesterday make up the Stikeman Elliott of today that is coming together in remarkable ways to care for each other, our clients and the community at large with the exceptional level of service and support that is associated with the Stikeman Elliott name.

Our firm has faced macro challenges in the past and has always come out stronger than before. This pandemic and its economic and social consequences will run their course and normalcy will return. That is why we remain fully committed to recruiting and retaining top legal talent and excited to meet all of you soon. Until then, stay healthy, safe, and look after one another.


“Professional development is something that's very interesting for us as lawyers because you feel that you're trusted early on in the process. They invest a lot in you.”


Jérémie Ste-Marie
Candace Cerone

"Stikeman Elliott encourages its students to take initiative. From the outset, we are granted a high degree of autonomy and are given a lot of responsibility."

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"Furthermore, the work environment is highly conducive to the honing of various business development skills, as the students must converse with lawyers in order to solicit their own mandates. Not only are we exposed to highly complex and stimulating mandates early on, but we also have the opportunities to work alongside many diverse, and well-rounded individuals."
Candace Cerone