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Training & Professional Development

Our goal is to provide law students and lawyers with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve excellence in practice at different career stages.

McCarthy Tétrault's comprehensive education curriculum combines effective interactive teaching methods with formats such as national videoconference, intensive courses and regional/local teaching to ensure you acquire the skills you will need to progress in your career.

The Student Program team, together with the Education Team, work to provide a comprehensive curriculum for our summer and articling students. As a student, you will start with an orientation period designed to introduce you to the firm as well as to learn, in an exercise based workshop, research and memo writing techniques.

In addition, lawyers make regular presentations to the student group, providing exposure to practice skills as well as legal issues. Articling students are also encouraged to attend regular meetings of the various national and regional practice groups to discuss current legal issues.

The continuing education curriculum goes beyond traditional legal expertise to encompass interpersonal and practice management skills in the areas of client service, leadership, mentoring, work supervision, teamwork and the use of technology.

It includes programs that teach our law students and lawyers about our clients' businesses and industries, and that provide an understanding of fundamental finance and business concepts. In short, our curriculum is designed to assist our professionals in developing the knowledge and skills they will need at various career stages.