Each year Stein Monast provides a limited number of interns with a personalized experience, the opportunity to perform various rewarding tasks, and a better opportunity to be hired as a lawyer following the internship depending on the firm’s needs and the interns’ interests.
During the internship, interns will have the opportunity to become familiar with all of the firm’s areas of law. Applicants will work directly with professionals in order to involve them in cases and allow them to benefit from personalized coaching by experienced lawyers.
Stein Monast offers interns the opportunity to work full-time as students during the summer prior to completing their studies. Students may also work part-time during the school year if they so wish. However, the firm encourages students to give priority to their studies and become legal interns as initially planned.
Student and intern duties may include research, drafting proceedings and contracts and preparing closing documents. Students and interns are also invited to participate in various information activities such as examinations for discovery, client meetings, debriefing sessions and trials as occasions arise. Only Court representations, including the submission of countermotions, are reserved for interns.
Students and interns have no billable hour objectives, since the emphasis is on task variety and skill development. Interns become known in and indispensable to the firm for the quality of their work, professionalism and enthusiasm.
Student employment and internships are paid and compare favourably with other major law firms in Quebec.
Welcome and training
Stein Monast has designed a specific welcome and training program for students and interns for early, optimal integration into our team.
The training of students, interns and young lawyers aims for their optimal integration into the firm’s professional life through a mentor program that is considered of prime importance to all of the lawyers. The role of mentor taken on by designated associates is to support and coach students, interns and lawyers. The time devoted to the program by serious, diligent mentors is valued and recognized as necessary for the sustainability of the firm.
Mentors regularly monitor student, intern and lawyer engagement by reviewing their work, share any positive comments as well as constructive criticism, and ensure review by the lawyer who entrusted the mandate, all in order to guide them toward the achievement of their professional objectives. Mentors ensure that students and interns receive work from several lawyers and groups of practice to provide them with access to complete training. Finally, mentors prepare a full, written student, intern or lawyer assessment report to be submitted to the associate responsible for the firm’s professional development committee.
Available positions: students and articling students
During the next recruitment period in February and March 2018, we will have the following positions to fill:
Articling students in 2019: Two (2) positions
Students in 2019 – Articling students in 2020: Two (2) positions
The summer before the student enters Bar School, he/she will work at the firm.
Please note that we do not recruit first year students, even for summer jobs.
Each student position is open part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer.
You are invited to submit your candidacy through the viRecruit portal, following the link provided below, from February 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM to February 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 16, 2018.
The interviews will take place starting March 12, 2018 in accordance with the Entente de recrutement 2017-2018.
Applicant files and interviews
The first stage of our recruitment process consists of an in-depth analysis of student applicant files. A committee consisting of lawyers from the firm pre-selects which students will be invited to an interview.
The applicant file must include at least a letter of introduction, a curriculum vitae and the most recent university transcript. We invite you to add any other document that you consider relevant, such as a letter of reference, publication or transcript from another program of study.
Students who are preselected are invited to an initial interview usually conducted by two lawyers from the firm. This meeting will allow them to establish a personal contact and provide greater details on the applicant file. If several applicants attract the attention of the selection committee, they may be invited to a second interview.
If you wish to apply for a law student or intern position, you must send your applicant file to the following mailing address:
Charles G. Gagnon, Associate responsible for recruitment
STEIN MONAST LLP
70, rue Dalhousie, suite 300
Québec QC G1K 4B2
T: 418.640.4411 F: 418.523.5391
or by email to: email@example.com