Murder. Mischief. Mayhem. Our work is just beginning
The lawyers at Myers and company are seeking motivated students for there articling year. Our job posting is characteristically on UBC and UVIC’s law careers website in May of every year for the following year in May’s articling class. We are a close-knit firm ranging in age and experience joined together in our passion for criminal law. We practice primarily in the area of criminal defence, defending a variety of cases, including pro bono and legal aid matters. We practice in Provincial Court all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. We have a very collegial atmosphere and we take pride in providing high quality services while enjoying ourselves.
We train criminal lawyers, and we take pride in watching our homegrown talent grow as members of the bar and as people. Our firm comprises entirely of lawyers who articled in this very same firm, be it 38 or one year ago.We train our students not only in law and advocacy, but in the business of practicing criminal law. Our students are ready to step in to their own practice from day one of being called to the bar.
We currently hire two summer students and two articling students per year. We hire the summer students from May to the end of August every calendar year and our articled students from May to May of the next calendar year. We expect our students to be committed to the practice of criminal law. The students will spend every morning in court. During articles, the student will conduct more than 60 bail and sentencing hearings, and have conduct of approximately 10 trials. The student must be organized and motivated as he or she will be given full conduct of a number of client matters under the supervision of our lawyers. The student will also junior more senior lawyers on various matters, including Supreme Court trials and appeals.
Prospective candidates should send their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and reference letter(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ARTICLING APPLICANT.
Attention: Articling Student Admissions
Myers, McMurdo, Karp & Patey
5th Floor – 195 Alexander Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ensure your application package is one PDF document.
There will be multiple rounds of interviews. The first round of panel interviews with members of the firm will take place in July for Articling Students and In September-October for Summer Students. Any questions may be directed to Zack Myers at 604-688-8331.