ART STUD - Articling Student
Government of British Columbia
Kamloops, BC, CA
12h ago

Articled Student

Ministry of Attorney General

Salary is $1,912.67 bi-weekly

15 positions available

Articled Student Program - Notice of Articles

The British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General offers interesting and varied articles at its offices in Victoria and Vancouver, and in Crown counsel offices around the province.

The ministry will be interviewing soon for articled student positions starting in 2021. Further information about the Articled Student Program is available at : .

Students select rotations through areas of practice such as :

  • BC Prosecution Service (Crown counsel)
  • BC Prosecution Service (Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions )
  • Justice Services Branch (Policy and Legislation Office)
  • Justice Services Branch (Family Justice Services Division)
  • Health and Social Services Law
  • Resource, Environmental and Land Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Indigenous Legal Relations
  • Finance, Commercial and Transportation Law
  • Office of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General
  • Civil Litigation
  • Legislative Counsel
  • Revenue and Taxation Law
  • Justice and Education Law
  • Application Deadline

    4 : 30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Friday, February 21, 2020.

    Who Can Apply

    Anyone who is entitled to work in Canada as of May 1, 2021 and is eligible and required by the Law Society of British Columbia to complete articles in order to practice law in B.C.

    How to Apply

    Applications made online through this website will NOT be accepted. You must visit and see attachments for information on how to apply for these positions.

    Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Complete the application form available from Jan. 6 to Feb. 21, 2020 at ; or at your law school; or from Suman Jhooti : .

    Deliver to the location listed on the application instruction sheet :

  • the application form, together with :
  • a cover letter;
  • a copy of your law school (LLB / JD) transcript; and
  • your résumé (not to exceed three pages).
  • If you completed law school outside of Canada, you must also provide us with documentation showing that either you are pursuing a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation or have been granted the certificate.
  • You will need to have been granted that certificate by May 1, 2021.

    Who to Contact with Questions :

    Articles with the Legal Services Branch : Heidi Hynes, Manager of the Articled Student Program at 778-974-4432 or .

    Articles with the BC Prosecution Service : Sandra Scherly, Director, Business Operations at 778 974-3166 or .

    Interviews - When

    Legal Services Branch :

  • Written assessment : March 23 March 27, 2020;
  • In person / videoconference interviews : April 20 April 24, 2020

    BC Prosecution Service :

  • Written assessment : March 23 March 27, 2020;
  • In person / videoconference interviews : April 22 May 1, 2020

    Interviews - Where

    Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops (BCPS only) or by teleconference for applicants in other locations.

    How Many Positions

    Legal Services Branch : Seven in total; one or two in Vancouver and the rest in Victoria. All positions are civil-focused, with the option of spending six to eight weeks with the BC Prosecution Service or Justice Services Branch.

    One of the positions in Victoria is open only to Indigenous Canadian students.

    BC Prosecution Service : Eight positions throughout B.C. at B.C.’s Prosecution Service, with the option of rotations of six to eight weeks with the Legal Services Branch.

    One articled student position is open only to students who identify as Indigenous Canadians.

    Indigenous Canadian Students

    The Ministry of Attorney General is particularly interested in receiving applications for all positions from Indigenous Canadian law students.

    One articled student position with Legal Services Branch and one from the BC Prosecution Service is open only to students who identify as Indigenous Canadian.

    For more information, contact Heidi Hynes.

    B.C.’s Prosecution Service

    This is an articled student experience primarily devoted to the practice of criminal law in a Crown counsel office. Students will be based in one of ten Crown counsel offices throughout the province.

    The application materials must clearly indicate that the applicant has successfully completed, or will enroll in, a Canadian evidence course and a Canadian criminal law course, or has related experience in Canadian criminal law.

    Preliminary shortlisting for all positions may be done based on law school grades and the clarity and completeness of application materials.

    Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to provide further documentation at that time, including confirmation of law school grades and references.

    All applicants will be contacted by mail or email. Successful applicants will be required to undergo criminal record checks.

    Successful applicants for positions with B.C.’s Prosecution Service will also be subject to Enhanced Security Screening.

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