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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Montréal, Quebec

Recruitment & Hiring

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  1st Yr. Summer 2nd Yr. Summer Articling Students
Do you hire: No Yes Yes
How many did you/will you hire for:
2020
2021
2022 12 12
2023 12 12
2024 12 12
Rotation Case-by-Case Case-by-Case
Split/Secondment

First Year Summer Students

FIRST YEAR SUMMER STUDENTS:

Do you recruit first year summer students?
No
When is the application deadline for first year summer students? N/A
When is the interviewing period? N/A
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? No
Description of first year summer program: N/A
Comments N/A
How many weeks is the first year summer program?

Second Year Summer Students

SECOND YEAR SUMMER STUDENTS:

Do you recruit second year summer students?
Yes
When is the application deadline for second year summer students? N/A
When is the interviewing period? N/A
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? No
Description of the second year summer program Our future articling students have the opportunity to work one or two summers before their stage, as they wish. Our aim is to provide insight into the practice of law, challenging work and an educational experience. BLG Montreal’s two weeks-long orientation includes training in office policies and procedures, practice management, the anatomy of a business transaction, and an overview of a civil action. Orientation week also includes social activities designed to get you to know the lawyers and staff you will be working with, a lunch with principals, informal outings with current articling students and junior associates, and a team building day hosted by our BLG associates. Summer students are also invited to enjoy the many social and sporting activities taking place during the summer. Our commitment to professional excellence includes weekly lunch seminars geared specifically to summer students. Seminars include introductions to a variety of our practice areas, ethics, and researching legislation. In addition to the weekly seminars, summer students enjoy a day-long Negotiation Workshop which provides skills development and promotes team building.
Comments N/A
How many weeks is the second year summer program?

OCIs

Will you be participating in OCIs this year? No
Schools:

Other Campus Recruiting

We will be recruiting students from the following law schools (outside of the OCI process) McGill University, Faculty of Law
Université de Montréal, Faculté de droit
Université de Sherbrooke, Faculté de droit
Université du Québec à Montréal, Département des sciences juridiques
Université Laval, Faculté de droit
Université d’Ottawa, Faculté de droit, Section de droit civil
Comments N/A
2021 2022
No. of 1st Year Summer Students N/A N/A
No. of 1st Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions (region dependent) N/A N/A
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students N/A N/A
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions N/A N/A
Quebec: Number of future articling students working as a 2nd year summer student 24 24
Atlantic: No. of articling students hired during 2nd year January recruitment N/A N/A
No. of additional articling students hired (in some regions, in addition to students hired through the summer process) N/A N/A


For Quebec and Atlantic Employers: Do you allow your articling students hired to work for you during their second year summer? Yes

Articling Students

When do you hire articling students? In March, during the "Course aux stages"
Do you still have any articling positions open for this year (starting 2022)? No
Do you anticipate having articling positions open for next year (starting in 2023) for external candidates outside of your current student hires (if any)? Yes
If so, how many positions do you anticipate having for external candidates? 2-3
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction? Yes
Description of articling program At BLG Montreal, we offer a rotational OR non-rotational program for Articling Students tailored to their interests and previous experience as a BLG student. With the help of the Recruiting Manager, the Articling Students decide in which groups they want to complete their articling. They can be exposed to a broad range of work and opportunities or focus on the one group they already know they want to evolve in.

We offer a comprehensive Orientation designed to teach you about the practice of law and the type of law practiced at BLG.

The result is a broad hands-on experience that promotes interaction between lawyers, students and clients allowing you to quickly become an integral part of the Firm. Articling Students are also invited to enjoy the many social activities that take place throughout the year, including their articling student retreat.

Our commitment to professional excellence includes a number of seminars throughout the year, all geared specifically to articling students on topics such as Preparing for and Arguing a Motion, File and Practice Management, and Communicating with Clients and Business Etiquette. If you would like more information about our articling program, please visit our website. If you would like to contact any of our current articling students to discuss their experience, please visit our website.
Comments N/A
Do you offer internships? No
Do you accept applications for summer/articling positions from foreign trained students/lawyers? No
Comments N/A

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials Resume
cover letter
post secondary transcripts
law school transcripts
Comments Reference letters are not necessary. For those students who have a University degree other than a Law degree, academic transcripts are required, exclusive of CEGEPs.

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application viDesktop Portal
Comments All students must apply through the Course aux stages, even those who could ''legally'' be hired outside of this process.
2021 2022
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 11 TBD
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 12 12
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? 4 TBD
How many of the additional students clerked? 1 TBD