Fasken’s Québec City office hires approximately 4 articling students each year through the Course aux stages process. We offer summer positions to our future articling students.
The summer program begins during the 3rd week of May and is offered to all of our future articling students who have completed the second year of their university law program. You will work full time for a minimum of ten consecutive weeks. At the end of the first week of orientation, training and integration in our Montréal office, you will continue your summer job at our Québec office. You’ll participate in firm events such as seminars and teambuilding activities.
About ten weekly training luncheons will be given by our lawyers to help you develop your knowledge of our various practice groups. Regular meetings with the student committee will also be organized so that you can discuss the mandates in which you are involved with the other students and receive feedback on your work.
We invite our summer students to participate in a unique and flexible secondment program as part of their summer experience with the firm. It provides our students with unique opportunities to experience the practice of law in other settings and from different viewpoints.
The secondment program is optional, but for those students who are interested, we provide secondment opportunities with our Canadian offices (Vancouver or Toronto) or with one of our various clients.
We offer two articling periods – one starting in January and the other in mid-June. Each articling period begins with three days of training and integration into the firm's community. Your articling period is made up of three rotations, one in each of the firm’s three major practice groups: Litigation (including Intellectual Property and Environment), Corporate and Labour.
Throughout your articling period, you will also attend the Lunch & Learn training sessions given by lawyers. Regular meetings will also be organized with your Maîtres de stage to discuss the mandates assigned to each articling student and exchange ideas.
MENTORING, TRAINING & EVALUATION
We also offer a mentorship program. As a student with the firm, you will be paired with a mentor who will play an active and important role in helping you integrate and develop professionally. Once you enter your articling period, the Maîtres de stage are supported by mentors from the three large practice groups. You will also receive support from our professional development team and student committees.
You’ll receive evaluations and feedback throughout the articling program and a formal evaluation at the end of each rotation. We know that feedback goes both ways; students are welcome to raise questions, concerns or comments at any time.
Throughout the year, you’ll participate in firm-wide training seminars focused specifically on students, professional development sessions for lawyers, practice group meetings and regional events focused on clients and community activities.
Fasken compensates students at rates comparable to other national law firms. Your bar admission and articling enrolment fees will be covered by the firm and your will receive your regular salary during the bar admission course.
Articling students receive dental, medical and extended health care benefits as well as cell phone monthly fees.
The Québec office, along with most of the other Québec law firms, has signed the Entente de recrutement 2017/2018 which sets out rules regarding the recruitment of law students. Accordingly, we do not recruit first year students, not even for summer positions which are only offered to our future articling students.
Your application should include a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae and an official copy of every course transcript pertaining to your undergraduate studies. It is important to note that each application must be submitted online through viRecruitPortal. The website will be available from Monday, February 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 AM, to Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 1:00 PM.
March 12, 2018: Start of applicant interviews
March 27, 2018 : Recruitment Dinner
March 28, 2018: Offers made for articling positions.
For more details, visit our NALP page.