student opportunities

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.

We offer 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.

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.

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), who is now a partner of the firm

Natalie Scott (2011-2012)

Félix Poliquin-Boutin (2016-2017)

Chelsea Sexton (2020-2021)

Matthew Benson (2020-2021)

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

SUMMER STUDENTS

MBC has hired a summer student for 2023.  Please check back here for our 2024 summer student intentions.

ARTICLING STUDENTS

If you are interested in articling with MBC for the 2023-2024 articling term, please forward your CV, transcripts, and cover letter to reception@mbclaw.ca

INTERESTING IN JOINING OUR TEAM?

If you are interesting in joining our team as a summer or articling student please reach out.