Planning your career begins now! Getting a good start on your legal career is essential and we know that choosing the right firm in which to practise is just as important. This first professional experience will mark the beginning of your career and might greatly influence the rest of it. That is why it is important to choose an internship that is right for you and, most importantly, to choose a firm that is right for you.
At De Grandpré Chait, you will learn how to tackle the current challenges facing our legal world. From the globalization of our profession, to the surge in the lawyer population, to responding to an increasingly demanding clientele, we will prepare you to overcome them all. With us, you will not only become a great lawyer, you will become a legal entrepreneur. We will teach you how to expand your contact network, sharpen your business acumen, and develop your entrepreneurial flair. At De Grandpré Chait, your professional future will evolve with the future of the profession.
De Grandpré Chait usually recruits five articling students each year. They have the opportunity to start working with us during the summer following their third year of undergraduate law school. In order to help you make an informed decision regarding your future area of expertise and enhance employment opportunities, our program for articling students focuses on you!
From the moment you step through our doors, you become a member of our team. You are valued as a legal professional the same way we value our most seasoned lawyers. As such, you will receive a competitive compensation while attending Bar School as well as the reimbursement of your Bar School tuition fees. With this kind of investment, you can be sure that we are not simply looking for mere articling students, we are recruiting our future colleagues. With a recruitment rate near 85%, it’s clear that when we adopt you, it’s for life!
Send us your cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and a copy of all your university transcripts via the viRecruit Portal at vilawportal.com.
Come meet us at Career Day. Contact your Faculty for more information.
With us, there is no mandatory rotation, no schedule planned to the minute, no official assignment, and, most importantly, no typical day. If you already know which practice area interests you, simply let us know! If you have no idea, don’t worry! You will be able to experience every facet of practice, at your own pace. We will also gladly support and encourage all of your professional and social initiatives. With De Grandpré Chait, a world of infinite possibilities is open to you. All you have to do is dare to choose.
On your very first day, you will find yourself in the heat of the action. Don’t worry, we will be right by your side. Whether you are called upon to plead before various tribunals and courts, conduct case law researches or assist in the drafting of legal proceedings, you will be entrusted with varying mandates, from the smallest to the most urgent ones. In short, you will be involved in every step of a file, in direct contact with the lead lawyer. From beginning to end, we will discuss with you, challenge you, ask for your opinion, and follow your advice; because that is what you do when you place your trust in someone.
Our recruiting committee is looking forward to meeting you at Career Day. Do not hesitate to ask them all your questions.
For any questions, do not hesitate to contact our official recruitment team members:
Martin Bergeron, Partner •