You can apply for the YBM’s Bourse de démarrage de cabinet (“Law firm start-up bursary”) any time. However, please note that the bursary is awarded once a year at a date to be decided on by the YBM. Regardless of when you submit your application, it must respect the eligibility criteria at the close of nominations.
Over the last years, more and more lawyers have been turning to the YBM for help in job placement. Aiming at providing support to its members and encouraging young lawyers to excel, the YBM has set up a Programme de bourse de démarrage de cabinet (“Law firm start-up bursary program”). The winner of the program will receive not only start-up capita, but also quality products and services to succeed in the project. Thus, this program helps to meet the need by encouraging young lawyers, who are willing and competent enough, to try out their entrepreneurial abilities with the YBM’s support and assistance.
The mission of the YBM’s Programme de Bourse de démarrage de cabinet is to promote entrepreneurship and support the next generation of lawyers. It focuses on encouraging creativity and best law practices as well as stimulating employment and the financial independence of young lawyers by helping them to start their own law firm.
Furthermore, the programme de Bourse de démarrage de cabinet creates an incentive for keeping lawyers in pratice by encouraging them to launch law firms offering legal advice in the judicial district of Montréal.
Please note :
The candidates must start their first law firms offering legal advice in the judicial district of Montréal. The law firm cannot be affiliated with a previously established or existing firm. The firm must be established on the day of the official opening of the competition at the earliest and 180 days after the awarding of the bursary at the latest. The closing date of the competition for the next 2018 bursary was September 29, 2017. An established law firm is a firm running an organized professional activity in accordance with the provision of legal services set out in the Act respecting the Barreau du Québec.
Here is an overview of what (a) bursary winner (s) receive (s) :
The winners must use the bursary products and services within 365 days following the law firm start-up. Otherwise, the partners may cancel their offer of products and services.
A complete range of products and services
|Premium Plus Plan Fixed monthly rate account Distinction
|$7,95 x 12 = $95,40||Fixed monthly fee of $7.95 (you save $14 on standard plan fees) including unlimited transactions, using any access method, personalized cheques, drafts and money orders, cheque certification and many other services.|
|Platinum credit card||$169 + carte conjoint $50||A credit card offering a rewards program. You can collect up to 2% of your purchase in BONUSDOLLARS 1 and turn them into trips, gift rewards, show tickets, Desjardins financial products and services, or donations for non-profit organizations. You can also get an additional 1% rebate on annual purchases above $20,000 to maximun of $800 a year2.|
|A selection of SocieTerra Funds and Portfolios||$1,000 (a cash amount invested in the product, the winner can withdraw it)||Quebec’s first socially responsible investment, SocieTerra Portfolios contribute to positively promote environmental, social and governance practices of the companies held in the portfolios.|
|SimpliciD plan for entrepreneurs||SimpliciD 30 =
$23.95 x 12 = $287.40 $
|Flat monthly fee plan of $23.95 including 30 automated transactions, management fees, a monthly statement (cheque not returned), bank confirmation by AccèsD Affaires, as well as night deposits.|
|Payroll management service||No fixed value||Creation of employee files and payroll files, free of charge|
|Payment solutions||A free payment terminal, file creation and installation free of charge – $ 100 value||Simple, money-saving payment solutions which accept credit and debit cards. Perfect for small businesses and professionals who are looking for basic countertop equipment, this terminal is offered at $0 file creation and installation fee, a total value of $100.|
|VISA Desjardins Business Card||$60||Charging all of your business expenses on Visa Desjardins Business Card, you benefit from its Business Savings Program which offers 1% cashback once annual purchases reach $12,000. Maximum cashback of $4,880 per year and traval insurance starting from $3.75 per month per card.|
The SOQUIJ program today offers young lawyers at the beginning of their career financial assitance for the use of the Company’s legal information search and update tools. It is available to all trainees and new registrants of the Order of Bar of Québec and the Chamber des notary du Québec.
Spread over three years, the program offers discounts on consulting Legal Research, Plumitifs or Collections, or take out a subscriptions to Express. In the first year, the discount equals 100% of a maximum consultation value of $ 2,000; the second year, at a discount of 75% of a maximum consultation value of $ 4,000; and the third year, at a discount of 50% of a maximum value of consultation of
For more details visit the website soquij.qc.ca/soquijdesaujourdhui
Value : 1 740 $
Value : 4 000 $
Création graphique d’une valeur de 1 000 $
Thanks to our flexible, restart and independent structure, our graphic design studio brings its talent and expertise to companies and communication agencies. We put all our know-how in the creation of visual identities, the conception of web sites and the realization of all printed and multimedia communication media.
Value : 1 000$ (depending on the use)
Value : 500 $
Value : 600 $
Value : 350 $
Sisca Business Solutions Inc. has been in the printing business for more than 10 years and is a leader in the printing of business documents. At SISCA, we integrate the latest technological tools into our manufacturing process in order to always deliver to our customers the best possible product. Our growth is proportional to the satisfaction of our customers. Sisca offers free printing of your business stationery so you can start your practice professionally and efficiently.
Value : 1000 $
Wilson & Lafleur offers a gift certificate of $ 1,000 for the books available at the Librairie Wilson & Lafleur.
Value : 405 $
Émilie Pelletier Photographe offre une prise de vue à Montréal d’une durée de 1 h 30 comprenant :
Looking forward to making images to match your ambitions!
A contribution in product or service is a unique opportunity for your company to establish and maintain your image as a figure involved with the Montreal legal succession. You will enjoy unprecedented visibility with a targeted audience of young Montreal business lawyers. In addition, your company will ensure that you develop a regular customer base with high purchasing power and an interest in your products and services.
You want to offer your services or products for free in exchange for visibility ? Contact us for more details.
In order to achieve the stated objectives, the JBM Office Start-up grant Program is the subject of an annual competition, in which a fellowship is awarded.
The following evaluation criteria are considered by the selection committee :