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Bennett Jones LLP - Vancouver, British Columbia

http://www.bennettjones.com

Recruitment & Hiring

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  1st Yr. Summer 2nd Yr. Summer Articling Students
Do you hire: No Yes Yes
How many did you/will you hire for:
2019 4 4
2020 3 5
2021 3-4 5
2022 3-4 2-3
2023
Rotation No No
Split/Secondment No Case-by-Case

First Year Summer Students

FIRST YEAR SUMMER STUDENTS:

Do you recruit first year summer students?
No
When is the application deadline for first year summer students? n/a
When is the interviewing period? n/a
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions?
Description of first year summer program:
Comments
How many weeks is the first year summer program?

Second Year Summer Students

SECOND YEAR SUMMER STUDENTS:

Do you recruit second year summer students?
Yes
When is the application deadline for second year summer students? In accordance with the deadlines set by the Law Society of British Columbia.
When is the interviewing period? In accordance with the procedures set by the Law Society of British Columbia and the Vancouver Bar Association.
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? Yes
Description of the second year summer program Our students receive a solid introduction to the practice of law and our firm culture. Students experience real file work, meet clients, get involved in transactions and go to court. Students do not rotate practice areas during the summer and are able to experience work from a wide variety of practice areas. Students are paired with an associate mentor who will introduce them to the firm and provide guidance throughout the summer. Students are encouraged to play an active part in firm life, including participating in office-wide and student events.
Comments
How many weeks is the second year summer program? Approximately 16 weeks.

OCIs

Will you be participating in OCIs this year? Yes
Schools: Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Law|McGill University, Faculty of Law|Osgoode Hall Law School, York University|Queen's University, Faculty of Law|Thompson Rivers University|University of Alberta, Faculty of Law|University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law|University of Calgary, Faculty of Law|University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section|Université d’Ottawa, Faculté de droit, Section de droit civil|University of Toronto, Faculty of Law|University of Victoria, Faculty of Law|University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law|University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Other Campus Recruiting

We will be recruiting students from the following law schools (outside of the OCI process)
Comments We accept applications for summer positions through the student portal and students from all law schools are able and encouraged to apply.
2020 2021
No. of 1st Year Summer Students n/a n/a
No. of 1st Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions (region dependent) n/a n/a
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students 3 3
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions 3 3
Quebec: Number of future articling students working as a 2nd year summer student n/a n/a
Atlantic: No. of articling students hired during 2nd year January recruitment n/a n/a
No. of additional articling students hired (in some regions, in addition to students hired through the summer process) n/a 1


For Quebec and Atlantic Employers: Do you allow your articling students hired to work for you during their second year summer?

Articling Students

When do you hire articling students? We follow the recruitment procedures set by the Law Society of British Columbia and the VBA.
Do you still have any articling positions open for this year (starting 2021)? No
Do you anticipate having articling positions open for next year (starting in 2022) for external candidates outside of your current student hires (if any)? Yes
If so, how many positions do you anticipate having for external candidates? 2-3
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction? Case-by-Case
Description of articling program Articling students do not have a formal rotation during the articling term and are encouraged to take on a wide variety of work from all practice areas within the office. Students are involved in meaningful work - there is no work that is designated as "student work". Students are encouraged to take on significant and increasing levels of responsibility as they progress through their articles. We work individually with each student to ensure they receive appropriate mentoring and training during their articles. Articling students are paired with a principal and a mentor who together ensure that the student is exposed to a broad range of practice areas and to all aspects of practice.
Comments
Do you offer internships? No

Summer/Articling

Do you accept applications for summer/articling positions from foreign trained students/lawyers? Yes
If yes, do applicants need to have an Assessment Report from the National Committee on Accreditation (in Québec, an attestation from le Barreau du Québec) before applying? Case-by-Case
Comments We accept applications from foreign trained students/lawyers provided that the applicant meets the criteria set out by the Law Society of British Columbia.

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials Resume
cover letter
post secondary transcripts
law school transcripts
list of upper year courses
Comments

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application viDesktop Portal
Comments
2020 2021
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 3 4
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 3 4
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? 3 n/a
How many of the additional students clerked? 1 n/a