Articling Student

** For this opportunity, please DO NOT apply by submitting your profile/resume on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the directions listed below. Please visit for more information or review the attached application instructions. **

Articling Student
Ministry of Attorney General
20 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 2020. Further information about the Articled Student Program is available at: Students select rotations through areas of practice such as:

• B.C.’s Prosecution Service (Crown counsel)
• B.C’s Prosecution Service (Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions )
• Justice Services Branch (Dispute Resolution Office)
• Justice Services Branch (Civil Policy and Legislation Office)
• 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 22, 2019.

Who Can Apply
Anyone who is entitled to work in Canada as of May 1, 2020 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. 7 to Feb. 22, 2019 at; or at your law school; or from Rachel Simunkovic:

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, 2019.

Who to Contact with Questions 
Heidi Hynes, Manager of the Articled Student Program at 778-974-4432 or 

Interviews - When 
Legal Services Branch: Written assessment  March 25 – March 29, 2019; In person/ videoconference interviews April 23 – April 26, 2019
BC Prosecution Service: Written assessment March 25 – March 29, 2019; In person/ videoconference interviews April 18 – April 26, 2019 
Interviews - Where
Victoria, Vancouver 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 Criminal Justice Branch. One of the positions in Victoria is open only to Indigenous Canadian students.

BC Prosecution Service: Thirteen positions throughout B.C. at B.C.’s Prosecution Service, with the option of rotations of two to three months with the Legal Services Branch.  Two articled student positions are 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 two from the BC Prosecution Service are 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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