Diversity and inclusion have always been a priority for McCarthy Tétrault. In 2019, we made a conscious decision to elevate and accelerate our efforts, creating a ground-breaking program called “Inclusion Now”. Inclusion Now was recently 名称d Diversity Program of the Year at the Canadian Law Awards. As part of our talent strategy to attract, retain and advance exceptional lawyers and students from equity seeking groups, we are pleased to announce our participation in this year’s 1L recruit with our 2021年1升黑色和本土夏季项目.
In 多伦多, students choose two practice areas and spend the summer assisting both groups simultaneously. We encourage students to explore their areas of interest and intentionally maintain flexibility in our program to ensure a diversity of work opportunities. Summer students are assigned a mentor in each practice area and are part of a small group mentoring hive. Our mentors are responsible for introducing you to members of our firm and ensuring that you receive interesting and stimulating work, collaborating with the Director, Professional Resources to provide you with ongoing transparent performance feedback, as well as professional guidance and support. Our popular “Speed Networking” session provides a great opportunity to meet many of our partners and associates at the beginning of your summer.
As a McCarthy Tétrault summer student, you are given a broad range of responsibilities and opportunities to deepen your legal knowledge, build your networks and develop your skills through your contributions to rewarding legal work. Opportunities include but are not limited to attending meetings, hearings and other litigation processes, researching and drafting legal memos, research support to trial teams, preparing draft advocacy and transactional documents, due diligence and work relating to the closing of transactions, participating in the drafting of conference materials, articles and case summaries. As a strong supporter of pro bono initiatives and as the sole national firm sponsor of Pro Bono 学生们 Canada, our lawyers provide services to the community in areas as diverse as civil liberties, human rights, financial, business, labour and employment law. Under their supervision, our students get hands-on experience working with clients and 地址ing challenging issues with the benefit of the firm’s vast resources and experience. In addition to great work and pro bono opportunities, there are several 事件s throughout the summer for you to get to know other students and our lawyers.