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Bennett Jones LLP - Bennett Jones LLP - Vancouver

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:
2022 4 6
2023 5 7
2024 6 TBD
2025 TBD TBD
2026 TBD TBD
Rotation No Yes
Split/Secondment No Case-by-Case

First Year Summer Students


Do you recruit first year summer students?
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? No
Description of first year summer program:
How many weeks is the first year summer program?

Second Year Summer Students


Do you recruit second year summer students?
When is the application deadline for second year summer students? In accordance with the deadine set by the Vancouver Bar Association/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. Summer 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.
How many weeks is the second year summer program? Approximately 16 weeks


Will you be participating in OCIs this year? Yes
Schools: 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 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|Ryerson University, Lincoln Alexander School 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 student positions through the student portal and students from all law schools are able and encouraged to apply.
2023 2024
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 5 6
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions 5 TBD
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) 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? We follow the recruitment procedures set by the Law Society of British Columbia and the Vancouver Bar Association
Do you still have any articling positions open for this year (starting 2024)? No
Do you anticipate having articling positions open for next year (starting in 2025) for external candidates outside of your current student hires (if any)? No
If so, how many positions do you anticipate having for external candidates?
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction? Case-by-Case
Description of articling program Articling students participate in two formal rotations during the articling term that are split between our corporate and litigation groups. Students are involved in meaningful work - there is no work that is designated as "student work". Students are encouraged to take on 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 mentor who together ensure that the student is exposed to a broad range of practice areas and to all aspects of practice.
Do you offer internships? No


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

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application viDesktop Portal
2023 2024
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 3 TBD
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 5 TBD
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? 1 TBD
How many of the additional students clerked? 0 TBD