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.


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.


Following my second year of study at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, I had the privilege of summering at McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office.  From my first day of orientation onward, I felt that I was a member of the firm, not just a summer student.


The calibre of McInnes Cooper’s student program is second-to-none.   I transitioned easily into my rotations with McInnes Cooper’s Litigation, Labour, and Corporate practice groups and quickly found myself immersed in the day-to-day management of a number of legal matters.  My supervising lawyers made it their mission to involve me in all aspects of their practice.   As a former Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces with 15 years of experience, I greatly appreciated the firm’s emphasis on practical training through exposure to clients and the Courtroom.  I was also pleased to be involved in a variety the firm’s Community Social Responsibility initiatives.    



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