Summer Articles

The Legal Services Branch (LSB) typically hires between two to three students to “summer” with LSB after their second year of law school. Summer students are temporary articled students.

Similar to articling, summer students work with lawyers and professional staff in a variety of legal contexts. Unlike articling students, summer students do not rotate through different legal practice groups. They are primarily responsible for civil litigation and small claims civil litigation files. 

Summer students have many opportunities to work on a diverse range of files in all practice groups.

Summer 2021 Program, B.C. Ministry of Attorney General, Legal Services Branch

The Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General for British Columbia is hiring up to three students for summer 2021. These temporary articles are open to students currently in law school in Canada who will have completed their second year by May 1, 2021.

Apply directly to the Ministry as set out below by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Initial interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place by Skype at a mutually convenient time shortly after the application deadline. The second round of interviews will also be conducted via Skype.

The three summer positions will be litigation focused, with the possibility of other legal work as well. Successful applicants will be responsible for any travel, accommodation and other costs related to residing in Victoria or Vancouver during the term of their employment.

The following documentation is required in order for your application to be considered. Do not submit any materials other than what is set out below.

  • Your resume, not to exceed three pages
  • Transcripts - copies of your law school transcripts and any other post-secondary transcripts (official transcripts not required)
  • Covering letter, not to exceed one page

Depending on the number of applications received, preliminary shortlisting may be done based on law school grades. Additional shortlisting will be based on the cover letter and resume.

Submit your application to the attention of Tom Daly using one of the following methods by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Wednesday, September 16, 2020:

Information for submitting application
Email AGArticling@gov.bc.ca
Mail Legal Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
PO Box 9280 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9J7
Courier Legal Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
1001 Douglas St.
Victoria BC V8W 2C5
Fax 250-356-0001

These three positions will lead to articles for 2022-23, subject to satisfactory performance during the summer temporary articles and subject to budgetary approval. Applications for articles not linked to summer positions are expected be accepted from mid-January until February 19, 2021. Details on how to apply for those positions will be available through the home page of our website starting in January 2021.

The BC Public Service and its hiring managers are committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens per the Public Service Act. We welcome and encourage applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service.

Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous may make use of the BC Public Service’s Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service. To learn more about this service please visit the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service page or contact indigenousapplicants@gov.bc.ca.