Bourse de démarrage de cabinet

Applications are now open until November 2023!



Thanks to our partners and collaborators!


The award winning firm must use the products and services offered under the grant within 365 days of the firm's creation, otherwise the partners offering the products and services may refuse to provide them.


The YBM cares about giving back to its members. This is why it has committed to award $ 5,000 to the winner.

* Discount subject to certain conditions. See for more details.


The YBM would like to thank the Bar of Montreal for its continued support, making every project a success.

Desjardins is proud to offer a sponsorship of $ 1,000 as part of the YBM’s Law Firm Start-Up Bursary.

As a member of the YBM, you benefit of an advantageous financial offer designed and developed for you.



MédicAssurrance is pleased to offer $ 1,500 in cash as part of the YBM’s Law Firm Start-Up Bursary.

As a member of the YBM, take advantage of a comprehensive group insurance program.

Free subscription to the program SOQUIJ today

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 consultation of the Legal Research and Plumitifs services, as well as on Express subscriptions.

To find out more, visit I'm a young lawyer

Antidote 11 - French license for five workstations with a one-year subscription to the Antidote Maintenance Program and a subscription to the WebElixir 5000-page service.

Value : $1,740

Antidote 11
- 1 multi-user license of Antidote for French (5 workstations)
- A one-year subscription to the Antidote Maintenance Program for this 5-user license.
- A one-year subscription to WebElixir's 5000-page package.


Value: $600 applicable to all services.

The CAIJ is offering a $600 voucher applicable to all its services.


















Evaluation criteria

The following evaluation criteria are considered by the selection committee:

  • Realistic and solid business plan and financing structure;
  • Presentation and overall excellence of track record, including personal and professional achievements;
  • Business vision and long-term prospects;
  • Originality and creativity of the project;
  • Adequate network and support.


Program rules

  • An application must be accompanied by all the required documents or the date of the contest closing  (September 5, 5 p.m.), otherwise it is automatically declared ineligible.


Closing date for applications: September 5, 2023, 5 p.m.
Applications must be submitted by .
Presentation of the next Law Firm Start-Up Bursary : YBM's « Leaders of Tomorrow» Gala (November 30, 2023)
For further information, please contact
Élizabeth Ménard-Laberge, General Manager
514 954-3498 |