Career Development

We want you to succeed

Get all the tools and support you need to handle the job

Stikeman Elliott’s student program is as supportive as it is empowering. We are committed to helping you develop all the skills you will need for a long and rewarding legal career.

This comprehensive training program will give you an excellent grounding in core legal skills that you’ll use as an associate and in the future. Beyond that, your mentors and colleagues will also provide business-savvy advice and show you how we work together as a team to serve our clients.

Participate in CLE training alongside our lawyers

Our broad and comprehensive formalized CLE program is delivered in a variety of formats. In-house seminars are taught by subject-matter experts, including Stikeman Elliott partners and invited guest speakers.

Experience real mentorship

A tradition of mentorship is deeply woven into the firm’s culture and forms one of the cornerstones of our student program. You will find that there is always a helping hand to coach you while you "learn by doing."

Get lots of feedback

We place great emphasis on offering timely and constructive comments (both formal and informal) throughout your work period. This regular feedback means that you won’t be left to wonder how you’re doing; you’ll always have a good sense of your progress.

Reviews are based on comprehensive input from all of the lawyers you have worked with and are intended to assist with your continued development as a lawyer. In addition to formal reviews, you can also expect to receive ongoing informal feedback from the other lawyers on your team.