How to Apply

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Stikeman Elliott’s Ottawa office recruits articling students independently of our other offices. We typically hire two summer students and two articling students each year. French language ability is an asset but not a requirement, and prior law and government-related work experience is also valued.

Stikeman Elliott welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in any aspect of the selection process.

Summer and articling position recruitment is undertaken in accordance with Law Society of Upper Canada guidelines.

We accept applications by mail or email.

Please address your cover letter to the attention of:

Justine Whitehead
Managing Partner
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Suite 1600
50 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Phone: +1 613 566 0541
E-mail: [email protected]

Please include the following in your application:

  • covering letter
  • resume
  • list of current and anticipated courses
  • copies of complete official post-secondary transcripts
  • transcripts from all other academic programs

Please also include:

  • your current email address
  • a phone number where you can be reached during the interview period

We are also happy to receive reference letters, but they are not required. We do not require writing samples.

Communicating offers for student positions

Stikeman Elliott strictly follows the recruitment guidelines set by the Law Society of Upper Canada and, as such, we will not communicate that we are making an offer of an articling or summer student position to you prior to the date and time prescribed.