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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, K.C., 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:

The Libby Project

The Libby Project is an initiative dedicated to supporting our women lawyers in achieving their goals at every stage of their career, including:

  • Advancing your career
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Enhancing client relationships
  • Connecting with sponsors and mentors

It also provides educational programs, thought leadership and information to support these goals. The Libby Project represents the Firm’s commitment to the mentoring and sponsorship of women by women, educational programs and leadership.

For more information, please visit the Firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page.

JD Bridges Foundation

We are pleased to be a Truss Sponsor of the JD Bridges Foundation – a bursary and mentorship initiative working to remove barriers for Black students interested in studying law.

The bursary program provides financial supports for costs associated with law school admission test and study materials, prep courses and the test itself. Bursary recipients are also paired with a mentor to help them as they prepare, working to ensure applicants are as supported as possible.

For eligibility criteria, application details and more information visit the JD Bridges Foundation online.

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