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. For the next bursary which will be awarded in November 2022, the competition closing date two years earlier was September 24, 2020. 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.
Value : $ 540 + $ 9,000 in potential discounts
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 $ 8,000.
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Value : 1 740 $
Value : $600
The CAIJ offers a $ 600 voucher applicable to all services.
Value : $ 5,000
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Graphic design worth $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 : $ 500
Value : $ 670
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 : $ 500
Wilson & Lafleur offers a gift certificate of $ 500 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 :
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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.
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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 :