Career Development

The training and support to achieve your ambitions

We are invested in your success at every stage in your career

We want you to be the best lawyer you can be. That’s why we don’t limit the development opportunities available to our associates. We supply the tools you need to advance your professional skills.

We focus on the whole lawyer. We work with associates to advance their careers by building client service, business development and leadership skills at every level, all the way through to partnership. At the outset of your career, the emphasis is on developing a well-rounded skill set. Then, as you progress, you will drive the growth of your practice and the development of your areas of expertise.

A development program that goes beyond traditional CLE training

We take a bespoke approach to training and career development. In addition to a formal program of skills development and practice support sessions, Stikeman Elliott associates can also pick and choose from an extensive menu of additional learning opportunities. Each element of the program is designed to give you the tools and understanding to move to the next stage of your career, secure in the knowledge that you have the skills to succeed.

Our broad and comprehensive formal CLE program is delivered in a variety of formats. In-house seminars are taught by subject-matter experts, including Stikeman Elliott partners and invited guest speakers. Associates and partners also attend our regular practice group meetings, which include discussions of new legal developments and business trends.

Mentorship is a key element of our culture

The Stikeman Elliott emphasis on coaching not only supports your career development, it ensures that new hires are fully integrated into the fabric of the firm. Any of your colleagues will always be happy to offer the benefit of their perspective on an informal basis. Associates in our Vancouver office also have a resource in Lisa Sidhu, our Director, Associate and Student Programs, who is always available to offer support and advice.