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Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP - Vancouver, British Columbia

http://www.ahbl.ca

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 6 8
2020 7 7
2021 6 10
2022 6 8
2023 6 8
Rotation No Yes
Split/Secondment No No

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? For 2L students graduating in 2022, the application deadline is January 20, 2021, in line with the VBA Guidelines.
When is the interviewing period? For 2L students graduating in 2022, interview week commences March 8, 2021, in line with the VBA Guidelines.
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? Yes
Description of the second year summer program Our summer student program does not have a structured rotation, to best allow our summer students to gain experience in their areas of interest in a short period of time. Otherwise, the program is the same as that provided to our articled students. Please see our website for details.
Comments All of our summer students are guaranteed articling positions after they complete law school.
How many weeks is the second year summer program?

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 Manitoba, Faculty of Law|University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section|University of Saskatchewan, College of Law|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) Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Law
McGill University, Faculty of Law
Lakehead University
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 Manitoba, Faculty of Law
University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
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
Comments
2020 2021
No. of 1st Year Summer Students
No. of 1st Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions (region dependent)
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students 7 6
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions 7 6
Quebec: Number of future articling students working as a 2nd year summer student
Atlantic: No. of articling students hired during 2nd year January recruitment
No. of additional articling students hired (in some regions, in addition to students hired through the summer process) 0 2


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? Around the second week in August 2021, per the VBA Guidelines.
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? 2-4
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction? No
Description of articling program We offer our articled students a high quality legal experience in a well organized program to support their professional development. Our articled students are placed in rotations, obtain excellent in house training, are assigned a junior and a senior mentor, and are included in all firm functions. For more details, please see our website.
Comments
Do you offer internships? No

Summer/Articling

Do you accept applications for summer/articling positions from foreign trained students/lawyers? Case-by-case
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

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials Resume
cover letter
post secondary transcripts
law school transcripts
list of upper year courses
Comments Students are welcome to submit reference letters, but they are not required.
Copies of transcripts are suitable - originals are not required.
For those 2L students applying in January 2021, you may submit an unofficial statement of your first term 2L grades should an official version not yet be available.

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application viDesktop Portal
Email
Mail
Comments
2020 2021
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 7 n/a
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 8 n/a
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? 0 n/a
How many of the additional students clerked? n/a n/a