The goal of Pushor Mitchell’s student articling program is to attract students who will grow with us and become part of our future success.
Our program provides an opportunity for individuals to explore a broad range of both litigation and solicitor’s work during their articling year. We also attempt to take students’ specific areas of interest into consideration for the development of areas of personal legal interest.
Each student is matched with a mentor who meets with the student on a regular basis to provide feedback, review workload, and monitor the student’s exposure to the various areas of law. Lawyers usually assign work directly to students. Students are encouraged to function independently where appropriate based on their comfort level and that of the supervising lawyer. Students also have the opportunity to work with other lawyers on more complex issues to further their practical experience.
Articling Application Deadline: June 30th
We typically hire one or two articling students each year. Articling applications should be submitted by June 30th. We make our hiring decisions by early August and look for people with strong academic qualifications and integrity as well as enthusiasm for the practice of law and a healthy work/life balance.
Summer Student Deadline: July 31st
We also hire summer students with a strong preference for individuals who are interested in articling with our firm. The deadline for applications is July 31st following the completion of first year as our hiring decisions are typically made in September.
Benefits and Compensation
Student salary and benefits are competitive with firms in the Okanagan. We pay the tuition fees for the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) as well as full salary during the course.
How to Apply
If you are interested please apply in confidence to Joni Metherell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit one application package in Adobe format containing your resume, transcript of undergraduate and law school grades and letters of reference.
Thank you for your interest in our firm.