There are many integral components to our Montréal student program, all of which interact to ensure that each student’s experience at Blakes is a positive one. From rotation selections and regular one-on-one conversations to mentoring and professional development programs, Blakes aims to provide all students with a rewarding summer and articling experience.
Moreover, the size of the Montréal office, our position as a first-tier national firm and our competitive salaries make our office a privileged environment and an exciting place to practice law.
Blakes is committed to recruiting and retaining top legal talent. It is with this mindset that we have grown the Montréal office to over 80 lawyers with expertise in virtually all areas of business law. The office is staffed by practitioners who are recognized leaders in their fields of expertise. In addition to advising a solid local base of clients in Quebec, our Montréal lawyers also counsel clients across Canada and abroad on managing their business interests. The scope of the Firm’s practice in Montréal covers most business practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, intellectual property, technology and communications, financial services including regulatory, commercial real estate, pensions and employee benefits, tax, and commercial litigation including restructuring and insolvency and class actions.
Blakes is also committed to corporate social responsibility, including with respect to providing pro bono legal services and encouraging our legal professionals to pursue worthwhile causes. Moreover, the Firm is a leader among Canadian law firms in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. We strongly believe in maintaining an inclusive work environment compromised of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities and cultures.
Blakes actively seeks out students who have a strong desire to learn and be constantly challenged, who want to work hard and strive for excellence, who are intelligent, enthusiastic and motivated, and who thrive working both independently and in a team environment.
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