The Legal Excellence Program for Articling Students – Montreal
Articling Opportunities Across Canada
Quebec Regional Office (Montreal - Ottawa)
In a nutshell, we are
- A firm of about 200 lawyers and notaries with approximately 340 employees;
- A Montreal-based group of legal professionals since 1965, the majority of whom work in Montreal, with also two teams in Ottawa and Quebec;
- A solid team of counsel involved in an impressive variety of cases concerning extremely diversified areas of interest;
- The designated representatives from the various federal departments and agencies before the federal and provincial courts;
- A team of experienced notaries conduct legal proceedings related to commercial and real property transactions involving the federal departments and agencies in the province of Quebec;
- A collective that focuses on mutual assistance and whose values are integrity, respect, commitment, equity, trust and openness;
- Legal professionals who ensure the rule of Law and work in the public’s interest;
- A workplace that respects the principle of employment equity and that strongly encourages Aboriginal persons, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women to come and join our ranks.
General articling information
Why article with us?
- To gain an articling experience involving litigation practice that provides an important degree of responsibility along with a unique advocacy experience;
- To assert your independence and sense of initiative;
- To be entrusted with a variety of mandates;
- To evolve in a stimulating and friendly environment;
- To share in our philosophy, which will allow you to concentrate on your main interest: the law;
- To have access to the support of lawyers with expertise in many areas of the law at the national level;
- To have the support of a registered principal and mentors who are present on a daily basis, who are available and support your professional development;
- To plan a career in the Public Service
Our student employment offers:
Law student positions, when available, will be offered to our future articling students, specifically summer employment during the year before their articling or earlier, when possible.
For more information on other student employment programs within the federal public service, please consult the following site: Federal Student Work Experience Program.
- We attach great importance to professional development as soon as articling students are hired;
- Summer students and articling students actively participating in law practice group meetings and conferences;
- Our mentoring program also allows for the opportunity to learn and share across professional and personal lines. The program ensures the transfer of DOJ knowledge and provides employees with career and leadership development opportunities.
Training and Development Program for Counsels
Articling students will be considered participant under Justice Canada LP-01 Training and Development Program. This Program provides the progression of participants from articling student (LP-00) to counsel (LP-02) over approximately 5 years. The Program is a structured, competency-based development program designed to ensure the training, development and management of LP-00 and LP-01 employees. Once the LP-01 employee has met all the requirements of the Program, they will be eligible for a LP-02 appointment.
Salary and benefits
We offer a competitive salary and numerous benefits upon entry in the public service.
How to apply to a Civic Law articling position for 2025?
The recruitment advertisement is for the 2025 Civil Law articling terms. The advertisement is posted on the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) from December 19, 2022 to February 6, 2023, 11:59 PM PST.
This posting is open to persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.
Applicants must include:
- Cover letter
- Law School transcript
You must apply through the Public Service Resourcing System – Articling Student 2025 - Civil Law - National Capital Region & Quebec Regional Office (cfp-psc.gc.ca). We no longer accept résumés by mail or in person.
Step 1 - You must apply online via the Public Service Resourcing System Articling Student 2025 - Civil Law - National Capital Region & Quebec Regional Office (cfp-psc.gc.ca). The advertisement will be posted on PSRS from December 19, 2022, and will close on February 6, 2023, 11:59 PM PST. When completing your application, you will need to "copy-paste" the text from your résumé into the fields provided for this purpose on your application.
Step 2 - You MUST also send (with your full name in the subject line) your COVER LETTER, your RESUME and a copy of your most recent OFFICIAL LAW school transcript by email to: Application.LEP-PED@justice.gc.ca at the latest by February 6, 2023, 11:59, Pacific Time. Applications that do not contain ALL of the above-mentioned documents will be considered incomplete. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Please note that only those candidates SELECTED for further consideration will be contacted.
Due to the number of applicants and the strict deadlines imposed by the legal governing bodies in Ontario and Quebec, it may be necessary to impose a limit on the maximum number of applicants to be interviewed.
The Department of Justice is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from students who are members of the following groups: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
Our areas of practice
We have two civil litigation teams, in Ottawa and Montreal, which handle litigation involving federal departments and agencies present in Quebec and working in all areas of civil and administrative litigation. They specialize in the areas of immigration and refugee law, prison law, labour law, extradition and national security, government liability, class actions, administrative law, constitutional law, bankruptcy and insolvency.
Our tax litigation teams provide services in the conduct of cases as varied as tax avoidance, the underground economy and all kinds of schemes to pay as little tax as possible. Our professionals share their best practices in tax law, both in terms of assessment appeals and collection, particularly in the area of Canadian and international taxation. We ensure that we conduct our legal services in accordance with the strategic direction of our main client, the Canada Revenue Agency.
The Notarial Law team, composed mainly of notaries, is responsible for the handling of all files related to commercial and real property transactions involving federal departments, corporations and agencies of the government of Canada. As such, notaries are responsible for files of various nature including acquisitions for additions to Indian reserves, dispositions (ports, airports, seized assets, etc.), servitudes and superficies, leases, securities for debts due to Her Majesty and inter-government transfers. The notaries also provide counsel and legal opinions in many areas of law (aboriginal, commercial, environmental, etc.).
- Contact for articling positions in civil law
Legal Excellence Program
- Contact for articling positions in notarial law
Ianik Lalancette, Notary
Address: 284 Wellington Street,
SAT – Room: 6008
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
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