Applying


If you would like to practice law in Atlantic Canada following graduation, you should consider joining our team of over 200 lawyers and over 35+ law students and articled clerks.

 

First year students are offered summer student positions commencing in May 2016. For second year students, we offer articling positions commencing June 2017 with the option of a summer position commencing May 2, 2016.

 

INTERVIEWS

 

At McInnes Cooper, our hiring process is designed to assess candidates based on competence and merit, and to reduce the influence of unconscious bias. While reviewing resumes and during interviews, we’re looking for indications that you would have potential to succeed as a student, and eventually a lawyer, at McInnes Cooper in areas such as leadership, initiative, client service, analytical skills, awareness of diversity and inclusion and organizational/time management skills. You may wish to address your skills in some of these areas in your cover letter. Our interviews are informal and conversational, but focused on experiences you may have had that demonstrate your potential for success in these areas. For example, being organized and having good time management skills is very important in the practice of law, so we may ask you about the biggest challenges that you have faced that involved juggling several competing priorities.

 

Interviews are 20 minutes long, and the interview panel would typically consist of two to three lawyers.

 

APPLYING

 

THE APPLICATION PORTAL IS NOW OPEN FOR DAL, UNB, AND UdeM!  All applications must be submitted on-line by clicking on Current Opportunities link below. Please do not submit an application in hard-copy.  All applications should include:

  1. Cover letter (addressed to Marie Harding, Coordinator of Recruitment)
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Undergrad transcript(s)
  4. Law School transcript(s) (Note:  1Ls – please provide us with a copy of your Fall/Winter marks)

*Note:  Reference Letters may be requested during the second interview phase.

 

If you have any difficulties using the on-line system, please contact Marie Harding, Coordinator of Recruitment at 902.444.8545 or marie.harding@mcinnescooper.com.

 

 

2016 DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

 

University of New Brunswick

  • Deadline for 1L Applications (all offices): Monday, January 11, 2016 (12 noon)
  • Deadline for 1L and 2L Applications (Halifax office only): Monday, January 11, 2016 (12 noon)
  • Interviews for 1Ls applying to either the NL and/or PEI offices will take place on campus on January 22, 2016
  • First Interviews for 1Ls applying to one or all of the NB offices will take place on campus on  January 22 & 23, 2016
  • First Interviews for 1Ls and 2Ls applying to the NS office will take place on campus on January 22 & 23, 2016
  • Second Interviews for NB offices will take place during the week of January 25, 2016
  • Second Interviews  for the NS office will take place in Halifax on February 1, 2016
  • Second Interview Interviewees from DAL, UNB, ON, McGill and all other law schools who are interviewing for the NS office, please plan to attend our dinner on February 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at our office

Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law

  • Deadline for 1L Applications (all offices): Monday, January 11, 2016 (12 noon)
  • Deadline for 1L and 2L Applications (Halifax office only):  Monday, January 11, 2016 (12 noon AST)
  • Interviews for 1Ls applying to either the NL and/or PEI offices will take place on campus on January 23, 2016
  • First Interviews for  NS offices will take place on January 26 & 27, 2016 at McInnes Cooper’s office located in Purdy’s Wharf Tower II
  • First Interviews for NB offices will take place on January 26, 2016 at McInnes Cooper’s office located in Purdy’s Wharf Tower II
  • Second Interviews for DAL, UNB, UdeM, ON, McGill and all other law schools who are interviewing for the NS office will take place in Halifax on February 1, 2016 

Université de Moncton

  • Deadline for 1L Applications  (all offices):  Monday, January 11, 2016 (12 noon)
  • Deadline for 1L and 2L Applications (Halifax office only):  Monday, January 11, 2016 (12 noon)
  • First Interviews for NB offices will take place on campus on January 25, 2016
  • Second Interviews for NB offices will take place during the week of January 25, 2016
  • First Interviews for NS office will take place on campus on January 26, 2016
  • Second Interviews for DAL, UNB, UdeM, ON, McGill and all other law schools who are interviewing for the NS office will take place in Halifax on February 1, 2016

DINNERAll second interviewees from DAL, UNB, UdeM, ON, McGill and all other law schools interviewing for the NS office will be invited to attend our dinner on February 1, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at our office lcoated at 1300-1969 Upper Water Street, Halifax (in Purdy’s Wharf – Tower II)

 

“McInnes Cooper is committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment that values, respects and supports the different perspectives, cultures and experiences of our clients and our people. We believe that providing a workplace rich in diversity inspires all members of our team to realize their full potential and enhances our ability to deliver innovative and strategic solutions to our clients.”

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