Articling and Law Student Employment
Articling is the gateway to professional practice in a legal environment, so it is important to choose the right place to do it. Indeed, the environment in which you will evolve, the opportunity to develop your skills and the colleagues you will be working with are factors of capital importance at the beginning of your career. Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur is a great place to start your career in law.
2023 Internship : Articling Students (Bar)
Do you want to be part of a high-performance, dedicated and inspiring team? Send us your application.
When? From February 1 to 7, 2023
How to apply? By filling out the form available at the bottom of the page
Be sure to include : your CV, a transcript and a cover letter
Important dates :
March 13 to 15 : First interview via Teams
March 16 : TCJ Event
March 20-23 : Second interview
March 24 : Internship offer
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Learning. Action. Adventure.
Articling at TCJ gives you the opportunity to integrate the profession at your own pace within a multidisciplinary team. As a law student or articling student, you will be given real responsibilities and will be at the forefront of all the mandates entrusted to you.
other interns who will have the same experience as you during the year
areas of law to explore
professionals to accompany you and encourage you to surpass yourself
Life at the office
There is no hierarchy
Our open-door policy encourages collaboration and facilitates communication between our interns and all employees. We promote an environment that maximizes knowledge sharing. At TCJ, you will have the opportunity to make real connections with your colleagues.
An enriching experience
In addition to the professional experience that an articling at TCJ offers, it will open the door to a thousand and one opportunities for personal and relational development. An articling with us is a unique opportunity to :
- Work hard and have fun;
- Go beyond the needs of the team;
- Demonstrate your collaborative skills with your colleagues;
- Be bold in your ideas for practice improvement;
- Contribute to the search for practical and concrete solutions;
- Participate actively in the activities and life of the office.
Together, even in the summer
Depending on the needs of our offices, a summer job may be offered to you the summer before your articling with us. As a future articling student, you will have the chance to get to know your profession and your work environment in order to facilitate your integration.
Encouraging the next generation
We celebrate interns who distinguish themselves by the way they use their skills and by their ability to personify our values. At TCJ, we offer the chance to transform their articling into a job to those who succeed in distinguishing themselves. We encourage boldness, but above all we reward it!
You will find below a list of frequently asked questions with relevant information regarding our recruitment process for articling positions.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our HR team at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur
What characterizes Therrien Couture Joli-Coeur?
We have a multidisciplinary team made up of people from various fields such as law, human resources, taxation and notaries, allowing us to offer our clients a turnkey experience.
In addition, our offices are equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to greatly facilitate collaboration between our offices. We also offer innovative services to our clientele thanks to our partner Edilex, recognized for its range of computerized legal products and services.
Our organization is lively and dynamic. We organize several activities throughout the year to create links between colleagues. As a member of our team, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a day dedicated to team building activities that greatly promote relationships and collaboration across all of our offices. Finally, as a young lawyer, you will be integrated into important mandates as soon as you arrive, and you will have real responsibilities in addition to being quickly in the heart of the action.
How many professionals are there in our organization?
We have just over 350 people, including approximately 170 lawyers, notaries and trademark agents in our offices in Brossard, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint-Hyacinthe and Sherbrooke.
As an organization made up of six locations, is there collaboration between employees from all offices?
Yes, it is essential for the organization to go beyond geographical barriers. In this sense, collaboration, mutual aid and cohesion are essential! Professionals generally work with colleagues from the same business unit and are called upon to collaborate with people from different offices. Many of our professionals travel occasionally for client meetings, team meetings, training, or work sessions.
How many students are recruited each year?
We recruit students for articling at the Bar for the most part. We usually take on two articling students per year for the Brossard, Laval, Saint Hyacinthe and Sherbrooke offices. For Montreal and Quebec City, four articling students are accepted annually. Our articling periods begin in February and September of each year.
What are the characteristics that a student must possess to excel at TCJ?
To thrive and develop within our organization, you must have intellectual curiosity and a desire to deliver quality work. Our internship supervisors and multidisciplinary professionals enthusiastically prepare the arrival of interns year after year. Among the welcoming and integration activities, special projects and responsibilities that will be entrusted to you, you will have a wide range of opportunities to get involved, surpass yourself and demonstrate your sense of initiative. A hard-working, committed student who dares to innovate and who knows how to integrate well into the team will surely succeed!
What are the duties and responsibilities of articling students and how are they assigned?
Articling students are primarily involved in research in various areas, drafting memoranda and clauses. In addition, they draft procedures, assist lawyers in the analysis of files and make representations to the court.
Articling students receive mandates directly from lawyers or partners. The mandates may come from different areas of law depending on the needs, with the objective of maximizing the articling experience, thus allowing the articling students to discover their fields of interest.
Is bilingualism a prerequisite?
It is definitely an asset for both the articling period and for future employment as a lawyer.
Does the articling term usually end with the possibility of obtaining a position as a lawyer with TCJ?
In order to make an informed decision, we take into account the integration of the articling student, the needs of our offices and the work done by the articling student in order to determine whether an offer will be granted. In the majority of cases, we make an offer of employment for a lawyer position.
Does our organization offer summer employment?
Yes, summer employment lasts from 10 to 15 weeks. Depending on the needs of our various offices, positions are generally available. The organization gives preference to our future interns who have completed their law degree. This is an excellent way to achieve a smooth integration and to become familiar with the culture, the processes, and the different business units.
What will be your tasks and responsibilities?
The main objective of the summer job is to see to the integration of the future intern. You will have to do research, write (blogs or articles) or get involved in various special projects, for example, preparing conferences.
Who should I send my cover letter to?
Your cover letter can be addressed to the "selection committee" and you can put the address of the office that interests you the most.
Can I choose a specific office, or do I have to apply to all offices?
Although our recruitment process is centralized, you can choose the position(s) that interest you. You must make your choices when you submit your application on our website. You must also check the areas of law that interest you the most and the eligibility period of your internship.
How will I know if I am selected for an interview?
We will follow up by email or phone with each of the selected candidates following the analysis of all the files.
What documents do I need to send to complete my application?
At a minimum, you must send us a cover letter, your resume and your transcript directly to our website. If you wish to send us other documents relevant to your application, we would be delighted to receive them.