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Students and articled clerks – many of whom are also musicians, adventure travelers, athletes and more – play an active role in client meetings, closings, mediations, administrative hearings, examinations for discovery, trials and more, and are encouraged to pursue their diverse personal and community interests outside of the Firm.

What’s it like to work at Stewart McKelvey? Ask a summer student, articled clerk or one of our key contacts, or take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Ready to start your career with us? Check our key dates throughout the academic year, or apply now.


The Innovative Firm

At Stewart McKelvey, innovation is who we are. It’s what we do. We’re always working to keep our clients ahead of change, and finding ways to deliver efficiency and cost certainty like never before. Quite simply, we think: forward. And we want you to think forward, too. A market leader in practice innovation, your time spent with our experienced lawyers and staff will open your eyes to the possible, not the impossible, when it comes to meeting and exceeding client expectations in the age of today.

We sat with Firm CEO and Managing Partner, Lydia Bugden, QC, and our innovation team led by Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Paul Saunders, to hear about Stewart McKelvey’s journey over the last five years to become a leader in practice innovation in the region:

Innovation Boot Camp for Students

At Stewart McKelvey, it's our mission to develop T-Shaped Lawyers - individuals who bridge the gap between the practice of law and other disciplines. They lead projects involving legal technology, process improvement, project management, document automation, pricing and data analytics, and can help advance, as well as modernize, the practice of law and respond to the evolving needs of our clients.

We’re thrilled to introduce our new partnership with the Institute for the Future of Law Practice (“IFLP”).  In spring of 2020 we selected two of our summer law students, Eyoab Begashaw (Dal) and Stuart Wallace (UNB) to participate in IFLP’s three week boot camp.  This innovative program, hosted virtually out of Toronto in May, was a unique opportunity for these future lawyers to learn about the basics of what it takes to be a T-Shaped Lawyer.

As part of their experience working hands-on with our practicing lawyers at Stewart McKelvey, Eyoab and Stuart will have the opportunity next year to work on one or more innovation projects utilizing new skills learned at IFLP.


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