If you are interested in a dynamic, progressive law firm that provides a range of professional services available from larger firms—combined with the personal attention and service offered by smaller firms—consider MBC for your articling experience.

We offer a well-rounded articling experience for students by involving you in all aspects of the civil litigation process and all areas of our practice.

We offer services in both English and French and regularly represent our clients before the courts in both official languages.

Hands-on Experience

At MBC, students have the opportunity to work on all stages of the litigation process, including:

  • Initial client meetings and discussion of retainers
  • Carriage of Small Claims Court matters
  • Drafting pleadings, affidavit and motion materials, mediation briefs, and facta
  • Attendance on interlocutory motions
  • Attendance at court proceedings with counsel
  • Attending on examinations for discovery with counsel
  • Assisting in trial preparation
  • Preparing research memoranda

Students are responsible for cases and for conducting trials in Small Claims Court, hearings before administrative bodies, and procedural motions in Superior Court. Articling at MBC does involve some research, but students also have client contact and as much hands-on practical experience as they can handle.

Flexibility

Although there is no formal rotation, we expose our articling students to all areas of our practice and they have an opportunity to work with various lawyers. We want to know what you like to do, and will try to accommodate students' specific areas of interest as much as we can.

Mentorship and Training

We match each of our students with a lawyer to whom they can address their specific questions and concerns in accordance with our Mentoring Policy. Our students also learn from their mentors' experiences as students and as new lawyers. Our open-door policy means students are free to discuss any concerns about the practice of law with any of our professionals. We continue to mentor new lawyers at MBC long after they are called to the Bar, to assist their transition into practice.

We are also the home to the Advocacy Club, which trains young litigators how to interview, prepare for and conduct examinations and cross examinations. Our articling students participate in the Club in the fall of their articles. They meet students from other firms in the Club and develop contacts and collegiality to go along with their emerging litigation skills.

Find out More

Many of MBC's articling students have joined the firm as associates and remained with the firm after being called to the Bar. These include:

Stéphane P. Bond (2001-2002), who is now a partner of the firm

Andrew D. Ferguson (2008-2009), who is now a partner of the firm

Margot Leduc Pomerleau (2010-2011)

Christine Arcari (2013-2014)

Lindsey Park (2013-2014)

Neil Kennedy (2015-2016)

Our newest associates would be pleased to answer your questions relating to the articling experience.

How to Apply

Summer Students

MBC will not be hiring a summer student for the summer of 2017.

Articling Students

Please check the website in the Spring of 2018 for details about hiring for the 2018-2019 articling term.

Contact Us

MBC Law Professional Corporation
265 Carling Avenue
Suite 500
Ottawa, ON K1S 2E1
Telephone:  613-233-4474
Fax:  613-233-8868
Toll Free:  1-888-288-2033