“I have had the pleasure of working at McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office during the Summer after completing my first and second years at the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law and I now look forward to the opportunity to article with the firm.
I believe that it is the people of McInnes Cooper that sets the firm apart. McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office offers an enjoyable team-based working environment where lawyers and staff alike are passionate in their jobs. McInnes Cooper also has a great presence throughout the region in the local communities in which the firm works, both due to the firm’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and the firm?s encouragement of individual charitable efforts.
McInnes Cooper’s Summer Program allows law students to gain exposure to a wide range of practise areas of the law, while putting to use the skills that students have learned in school. The unique structured mentorship aspect of McInnes Cooper’s Summer Program ensures that students become immersed in the files in which they are involved are able to gain insight into different practises by working directly with lawyers in each area of law. Whether it is writing a research memo, attending a client meeting, or appearing before the Courts, at McInnes Cooper law students gain invaluable experience and develop legal skills that cannot be taught in the classroom.”
- Sara Mahaney, Articled Clerk
“After meeting so many incredible people and hearing their experiences at the firm, I was absolutely elated and excited to start work with McInnes Cooper. Reflecting on my summer there, I realize that my experiences defied even my most hopeful of expectations. McInnes Cooper is a firm where people take pride in what they do. Respect, teamwork, and active participation are more than just inviting buzzwords: they are real ideals practised every day by everyone you meet at McInnes Cooper. The individual attention and scope of responsibility my mentors offered me allowed me to really gain hands-on exposure to many different areas of the firm’s practice. Not only did I gain tremendous training, but I also further developed my own strengths both professionally and personally and was encouraged to share them. Best of all, I left the firm realizing that it is absolutely the kind of place where I envision myself dedicating my career, with exactly the kind of people with whom I want to build that career.”
- Chase Barlet, Articled Clerk