For Legal Professionals

Learn how to nominate a British Columbia lawyer for a Queen’s Counsel (QC) designation, apply to article with the Ministry of Justice or become a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits.

Articled Student Program

The Ministry of Justice hires articled students every year, one year ahead of the start date of their articles. Students work with the Legal Services Branch or the Criminal Justice Branch (the Prosecution Service) and have the opportunity to work with other branches during articles.

Commissioners for Taking Affidavits

Commissioners for taking affidavits are appointed through the Order in Council Administration Office. Generally, they are restricted in their services and the circumstances in which services are provided. Appointed commissioners usually cannot provide services not related to their place of employment or volunteer organization.

Queen's Counsel Nomination Process

The 2016 process is now closed.  QC recipients will be announced in the near future.  The nomination process will commence in August/September 2017.