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.
At MBC, students have the opportunity to work on all stages of the litigation process, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
MBC has hired a summer student for 2022. Please check back here for our 2023 summer student intentions.
If you are interested in articling with MBC for the 2022-2023 articling term, please forward your CV, transcripts, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org