Ministry of Attorney General
Salary is $1,912.67 bi-weekly
17 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 2019. Further information about the Articled Student Program is available at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/for-legal-professionals/articled-student-program. 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
4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
Who Can Apply
Anyone who is entitled to work in Canada as of May 1, 2019 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 http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/for-legal-professionals/articled-student-program/applying-for-articles and see attachments for information on how to apply for these positions. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.
Complete the application form available from Jan. 15 to Feb. 28, 2018 at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/for-legal-professionals/articled-student-program/applying-for-articles; or at your law school; or from Rachel Simunkovic: Rachel.Simunkovic@gov.bc.ca.
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 250 356-8473 or Heidi.Hynes@gov.bc.ca
Interviews - When
Legal Services Branch: Written interviews March 26 – March 29, 2018; In person/by videoconference Round April 23 – April 27, 2018
Criminal Justice Branch: Written interviews March 26 – March 29, 2018; In person/by videoconference April 23 – April 27, 2018
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.
Criminal Justice Branch: Ten 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.
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 is open only to students who identify as Indigenous Canadian. For more information, contact Heidi Hynes.
B.C.’s Prosecution Service / Criminal Justice Branch
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 eight 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.