We thank you for your interest in McQuarrie.
If you are interested in applying for 2020 1st year summer articles, please submit your application package by January 31, 2020 via email to Nicole Williams, Human Resources Manager at email@example.com and include the following:
- Cover letter
- Law school transcripts to date
- Undergrad transcripts
- Letters of reference are accepted but not required
- Position clearly stated in the subject line of the email (1st year summer articles)
Congratulations to our successful candidates. We have now filled our available positions for 2020-2021 articles and are not accepting any additional applications. Please watch our website for more details to follow.
Who we are
McQuarrie Hunter LLP is a multi-practice law firm located in Surrey, BC. Our lawyers provide legal services to businesses, individuals and institutions across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Located in state-of-the-art offices on the 15th Floor of the Central City Tower we are uniquely positioned to cater to clients in Surrey’s growing business district.
Our articling student program
McQuarrie Hunter LLP has a long tradition of providing a well-rounded, practical articling experience. We provide our students with a program that covers most areas of the law and combines one-on-one mentoring with opportunities to develop and perfect practice management skills. We believe students learn best by doing. Accordingly, we encourage the development of professional client service by providing our students with plenty of opportunity for direct client contact from the initial client meeting, through to the conclusion of the matter.
Historically, we hire more than one articled student per year with typical start dates in May and September. Articling interviews are held in late June or early July, so applications should be submitted by June 28th. We also hire summer students – 2nd year summer students in September and 1st year summer students in January. Please stay tuned to our website for the next hiring process and deadlines. We are committed to developing talent from within and many of our current Associates and Partners also articled with us.
We believe that the articling period should be focused on the education and professional development of the student. Accordingly, we do not place billing expectations on our articled students, nor do we expect them to work seventy-hour weeks. We do expect our articled students to engage with our lawyers and put forth their best effort in developing good work practices, sound professional ethics and a habit of professional courtesy.
We try to expose our articled students to a wide variety of work, but students are also expected to take initiative and seek the kinds of work they enjoy and to explore areas where they need more experience.
All students are encouraged to try different kinds of both solicitors’ and litigators’ work during the articling period. Our firm offers a guided hands-on and in-depth experience for students in a multiplicity of practice areas.
During the litigation rotation our articled students are introduced to court work gradually, first observing, then conducting non-contentious applications, and finally, where possible, taking conduct of the file and arguing opposed matters.
On the solicitor’s side, we involve our students in some of our larger transactional and corporate reorganization files. Articled students are encouraged to sit in on client meetings and interact with clients directly on smaller files. They are also frequently allowed to take the conduct of simpler files under the mentorship of senior counsel.
Articled students are encouraged to attend professional development courses and British Columbia Bar Association subsection meetings in their areas of interest. We welcome and encourage their involvement in the Surrey community and the legal profession.
Our compensation package is competitive with other Lower Mainland firms our size and we pay salary during the Professional Legal Training Course as well as the course fees.
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How to apply
For further information about joining McQuarrie Hunter LLP as an articled student or summer student, please contact:
Renu Bains, Human Resources Generalist