Why McInnes Cooper?

In a nation-wide survey, McInnes Cooper was rated by its associates as one of the top firms to work for in Canada.



  • Some say it’s our reputation.
  • Some say it’s the world class clients, and regional, national and international files.
  • Others say it’s our supportive environment and open door policy.
  • Whatever the reason, 100% of our associates polled said they would recommend McInnes Cooper as a place to work.


Come find out why.


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Students at McInnes Cooper


At McInnes Cooper, first and second year law students have first hand exposure to the life of a practicing lawyer in busy law firm. Students are assigned to a specific lawyer for each month of the summer and depending on their areas of interest, have exposure to business, litigation, and labour and employment law. This allows each student an opportunity to see how lawyers in our firm actually practice law on a daily basis, instead of merely performing research. Our students comment that they were pleasantly surprised by the variety of projects they were involved in as well as the level of responsibility they get under the supervision of the firm’s lawyers. The student program is less formal than the articling program at McInnes Cooper, but we still ensure students receive feedback through the lawyers they work with as well as regular evaluations. Each lawyer to whom a student is assigned is responsible for ensuring feedback is received.


Students who have taken part in our summer program have found the experience to be stimulating and helpful in their choice of subjects for the following school year. Most have continued with McInnes Cooper for their articles and have joined the firm as associates and have continued on to become partners of the firm.


“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. 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, 3rd year student, McGill University


“I believe it is the people of McInnes Cooper that sets the firm apart. McInnes Cooper offers an enjoyable team-based working environment where lawyers and staff alike are passionate about their jobs. The unique structured mentorship aspect of McInnes Cooper’s program ensures that students become immersed in the files in which they are involved and are able to gain insight into different practices by working directly with lawyers. McInnes Cooper law students gain invaluable experience and develop legal skills that cannot be taught in the classroom.”

~ Sara Mahoney, 3rd year student, Schulich School of Law


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