As you can see from our ratio tables, for the past few years, we’ve hired back approximately half of our articling students and one hundred percent of our summer students have been offered full articles.
This rate can change depending upon our needs. We were very pleased to hire back all 5 of our 2017/18 students as associates.
This rate can also change for other reasons. For example, some of our students become interested in working on the other side of files, for the Crown or Department of Justice. Others decide to focus on an area of law that is not part of our primary service, or decide to work in-house at an organization such as the BC Securities Commission. If a student decides not to stay with our firm, we will do our best to connect him or her to a suitable employer before the end of the articling year.
The long-term fit between you and us is another reason this rate can change. We like to ensure good matches on both sides, for the benefit of your career and our firm. This selectiveness may mean we sometimes don’t hire back all of our students, but when we do, we’re extremely committed to their career.