Topics
Publishers
Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
stikeman_brochure_e_2011
Brochures | Law 2011-12-12 12:38:21
Page 1 of 2
  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 1

    EXPERIENCE AN INCREDIBLE GROWTH SPURT

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 2

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 3

    JOIN A FIRM WHERE YOU CAN GROW You may have heard we are a little intense at Stikeman Elliott. We can't help ourselves. It's in our DNA. We throw ourselves into our files, strategies, deals, trials and even our cocktail parties. Some of us are introverts; others, extroverts. Some are Olympic athletes; others, politicians. A few of us like flamenco dancing; others, kick boxing. We are a true mélange, but what unites us is this intensity and drive: every one of us wants to be the best, both as individual and as a team. In this charged environment, you can't help but grow. As every student discovers soon enough, the learning curve at Stikeman Elliott isn't a curve at all, but a vertical line. In the following pages, we will give you a play-by-play account of the student's journey along this vertical line: how your incredible growth will have nothing to do with an overactive pituitary gland, and everything to do with the superb training program and dynamic culture that is Stikeman Elliott; how you will grow both as a lawyer and a person; how you will never stop growing - which could explain why so many of us stay at the firm for our entire career. Who says you won't do the same? 1 STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 4

    STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE HUGE You are midway through your second year of law school. It's fun but you are getting restless. You may even be wondering why you went to law school in the first place. Within moments of working at Stikeman Elliott, you understand why. Law suddenly comes alive. It helps that we immerse you into the culture right from day one (although our students tend to dive in themselves). You don't wait for the files to come to you. In true entrepreneurial style, you yourself develop relationships with the various lawyers in your group and go after the types of mandates that interest you most. Once you get down to work, the real fun begins. Lawyers routinely ask you for your input. Only days later, you are meeting the clients and sharing with them your viewpoint. You are passing notes back and forth to some star litigation lawyer in court, and she is actually reading them. School suddenly feels like it was years ago. Because of all this responsibility, you mature faster. In the coming years, you will regularly find yourself doing the same tasks as lawyers from elsewhere with several more years experience. And you will reinforce the old adage that drives our relatively youthful team: you don't need grey hair and a paunch to be a great lawyer. 2

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 5

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 6

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 7

    WHERE OTHERS LOOK UP TO YOU With so much action so soon, you think to yourself: how scary. You prepare yourself for the growing pains. But it gets better. Your colleagues - everyone from fellow students to senior partners - make you feel at ease. You are assigned a mentor - someone you can go to with all your questions. But the truth is, everyone's door is open to you. You take advantage. No need to feel selfconscious about all your silly questions as your colleagues reassure you emphatically that the only really silly questions are the ones you don't ask. Why is everyone so helpful and generous with his time, you wonder. Answer: the Guaranteed Hire Back Policy. Who else guarantees you a job after your training is over? You are not just a student but a long-term addition to the Stikeman Elliott team. So naturally, people are going to put in whatever time it takes to explain due diligence and its many complexities. And another thing: why are your elder, more seasoned, some of them downright famous colleagues asking you the questions? Honest answer? Because there is no hierarchy at Stikeman Elliott. Not when it comes to ideas. Your opinion matters. You do, however, withhold your opinion on the managing partner's techno, floral print tie which reflects, after all, one of the reasons you joined the firm in the first place: individuality is valued here. Finally, you can be yourself, yet still be part of the team. 5 STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 8

    STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP WHERE YOU LIVE LARGE The internal emails flood in: conferences, hot yoga lessons, an outing to - of all places - the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Since none of your fellow students are clambering over each other for jobs (thanks to the Guaranteed Hire Back Policy), there is no real rivalry at Stikeman Elliott. In fact, the sheer intensity of the learning experience builds incredible camaraderie. Take the other night. You had your first closing the next day. Your in-tray was full. One of the other students sharing your office was finished for the day. But did he go home? No. He hung out till you were finished, offering you help with your file, moral support and freshly-made sandwiches from the lawyers' lounge. Stikeman Elliott knows just how to cultivate this spirit of camaraderie with sports teams, team-building activities...and then there are the social events. Extraordinary, all of them. Did the firm really light up the port in Old Montreal with fireworks on your behalf? Did they really take you and the rest of the firm - some four hundred lawyers and stagiaires - on a Whistler ski retreat, complete with powdery trails, roaring fire and outrageously good food? Did you really inflict on your peers your unrehearsed tap dance routine at the Xmas party's impromptu talent show? Your big worry when joining the firm (apart from embarrassing yourself on the dance floor) was that you would never have a life outside law. But hey, you still remember how to snowboard. That's got to be a good sign. You still go to the theatre. We say, keep up the good work. The last thing we want to do is hire people whose hobby is case law. The way we see it? Your penchant for running marathons - not to mention your passion for Slovenian hip hop - adds inches, if not furlongs, to both your personal and professional growth. 6

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 9

  • Add to bookmarks Add to subscriptions Share
    Page 10

Page 1 of 2

Please wait