Summer Articles

The Legal Services Branch (LSB) of the Ministry of Attorney General for British Columbia is hiring up to three students for summer 2020. These temporary articles are open to students currently in law school in Canada who will have completed their second year by May 1, 2020.

Apply directly to the Ministry as set out below. Students from law schools in British Columbia must apply in accordance with the On Campus Interview procedure set by their school’s Law Careers Office. Students from law schools elsewhere in Canada must apply by 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, September 4, 2018.

Initial interviews of shortlisted candidates outside of British Columbia will take place by telephone at a mutually convenient time shortly after the application deadline. Applicants outside of British Columbia who are selected for a second interview will be interviewed via Skype, however if they prefer to attend the second interview in person, they will be responsible for their own costs of attending the second interview.

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 during the term of the 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 exceeding three pages
  • Transcripts - copies of your law school transcripts and any other post-secondary transcripts (official transcripts not required)
  • cover 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 Heidi Hynes using one of the following methods:

Submit your application using one of these methods
Method Address
Email AGArticling@gov.bc.ca
Mail

Legal Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
PO Box 9280 Station Provincial Government
Victoria BC  V8W 9J7    

Courier

Legal Services Branch
Ministry of Attorney General
1001 Douglas Street
Victoria BC  V8W 2C5

Fax 250-356-0001

These three positions will lead to articles for 2021-22, subject to satisfactory performance during the summer temporary articles and subject to budgetary approval. Applications for articles not linked to summer positions will be accepted from mid-January until February 21, 2020. Details on how to apply for those positions will be available through the home page of our website starting in January 2020.