On May 23, Shannon and I had the honour of being invited to the President's Dinner of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch. Several distinguished guests attended the event, including His Excellency Marc-André Blanchard, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York, who was also the keynote speaker, as well as the Honourable Suzanne Côté, a former partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.
On the day of the event, I recall being told that I may have a chance to see some of my friends and fellow law students at the dinner. However, to my great surprise, this wasn't the case. Shannon and I were clearly the most junior attendees and were surrounded by lawyers and judges with several years of experience under their belts.
This wasn't the first time I was in a situation like this. During my first summer, in 2016, the firm invited its students to all sorts of conferences, benefits and other events bringing together Montreal's business and legal community. Without a doubt, the firm is proud of its students and likes to include them in the activities that Osler participates in. I've already been encouraged to become an ambassador for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.
Summer Student, 2016-2017, Montréal