McQuarrie Hunter LLP provides an excellent opportunity for our associates to develop as lawyers through a wide variety of professional and learning experiences. Continuous learning and professional development, such as participation in internal and external education programs, are strongly encouraged. Many of our lawyers are also involved in Bar Association and Section activities at the local, provincial and national levels.
Competence, collegiality, teamwork and courtesy are hallmarks of our approach to the practice of law. We take pride in our excellent reputation for doing good work and being good to work with. Associates are not assigned a mentoring partner, but instead are encouraged to approach partners they are comfortable with to act as their mentors. Each associate is given full personal assistance in developing a successful law practice, which includes skills in lawyering, practice management and business development.
We have made a conscious commitment as lawyers to balance our work with the other joys and responsibilities of life. Accordingly, our associates are not expected to devote the whole of their lives to legal work, or to work on evenings or weekends except when client service occasionally demands it. This commitment allows our lawyers to be involved in other activities they care about, such as serving the legal profession, volunteering in the community, participating in sports, adventure and the arts, and being devoted to their families.
We also enjoy each other’s company and doing things together as a firm. For example:
- Our lawyers, students, staff and their families are invited to an annual inter-office baseball game and party.
- Our lawyers, students and their partners are invited to an annual weekend adventure retreat at Whistler.
- Our lawyers and students meet regularly over lunch to keep in touch and discuss topics of interest.
- We also have firm parties and the occasional adventure.
Our associate compensation package is competitive with other firms in our region and includes comprehensive medical, extended health and dental coverage for associates and their families. Our disability benefits coverage includes LTD, AD&D and life insurance.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
See what’s opening right now on our current employment opportunities page.
For further information about joining McQuarrie Hunter LLP as an associate, please contact:
Catherine Jacobs, Chief Operating Officer