Articling Programs

Recruiting the best students is a priority at Singleton Reynolds because those same students represent our future.

Through both of our offices (Vancouver and Toronto), our firm provides services to various industries and sectors (including: construction, real estate, insurance, business, and regulated professionals) throughout all sectors of Canada and B.C.’s business landscape.

From conversation to providing counsel, from contracts to the courtroom, we are driven to meet our clients’ objectives. We have an impeccable track record, and a reputation for excellence and innovation. We pioneered alternative dispute resolution in Canada, and today mediation and arbitration remain core capabilities, as well as a full range of litigation and corporate commercial services.

We are currently seeking students as follows:

2019-20 Articling Student (Vancouver) – Application deadline June 29, 2018

2019 Summer Student (Toronto) – Application deadline: August 20, 2018

2019 Summer Student (Vancouver) – Application deadline: Sept 5, 2018

We welcome applications from students attending law schools across Canada.  We will be attending on-campus interviews at universities in British Columbia and Ontario for Summer Student applicants.  Even if we are not attending your university for OCI’s, please send us your application.

Submit your application via viLaw Recruit Portal  or email mjohnstone@singleton.com .

 

How My Summer was Spent Articling at Singleton

A first-hand account from one of our previous articled students, who now practices at Singleton Reynolds as an Associate.

What is it like being an Articled Student at Singleton Reynolds for Dan Barber (2009-2010)

Student Programs and Beyond

We will take a broad view of your career, looking past the student program with a focus on your career.

Where you Start: Our students start their careers with an in-depth orientation program focused on legal skills and firm integration. We aim to provide each of our students the tools necessary to build a career in law, and to make connections with the colleagues, clients, and staff with whom we all work.

Training and Continued Legal Education: We support our students’ and lawyers’ continued appetite for learning and knowledge with the SR Institute, a Law Society accredited, in-house curriculum of continued legal education.  Our practice groups meet regularly to discuss updates in law and practice issues. Our students meet one-on-one with mentors regularly, both partner and associate, who will ensure students are receiving the training they need.

Assignments: With no fixed rotation schedule we provide each of our students with a broad based, and highly personalised experience. Lawyers assign work directly to students. This method of work assignment not only provides an excellent opportunity to interact with each of our lawyers, but it also allows students to seek out work in the areas that are of most interest to them, with the lawyers that they feel will provide them with the greatest pedagogical benefit.

Feedback:  Every lawyer who works with a student is encouraged to give constructive feedback as work is produced, and students are encouraged to ask for that feedback.  We also have a formal review process through which we collect and deliver feedback from each lawyer with whom a student has worked over the course of their summer or articling term, as the case may be.

Mentorship:  Every student is assigned both a partner and an associate who will each, individually, provide that student with formal mentorship. Given our structure and environment, informal mentoring relationships are inevitably formed, and we encourage our students to take advantage of all mentorship opportunities.

Compensation:  Summer and Articling students’ salaries and benefits are competitive with firms in downtown Vancouver and Toronto.  Any Summer Student who accepts a position to return as an Articled Student will also receive a bonus payable towards their last year of law school tuition.

“I am impressed with their team. They have in-depth and extensive knowledge and varied experience within many aspects of the construction industry.”

Chambers Global

How to Apply for Vancouver and Toronto Student Positions: 

We follow the Vancouver Bar Association’s guidelines for application deadlines and interviews in Vancouver, which are as follows:

2019/2020 Articling Students Vancouver Office:

  • Application deadline: June 29, 2018
  • Interview Call Day: July 13, 2018 (8 am PST)
  • Interview Week: Aug 13-15, 2018
  • Offer Call Day: Thurs, Aug 16, 2018 (8 am PST)
  • Law Society “Offer” Day: Fri, Aug 17, 2018

2019 Summer Students Vancouver Office:

  • Application deadline: Sept 5, 2018
  • Interview Call Day: Oct 4, 2018
  • Interview Week: Oct 15-17, 2018
  • Offer call Day: Thurs, Oct 18, 2018 (8 am PST)

2019 Summer Students Toronto Office:

  • Application deadline: August 20, 2018
  • Interview Call Day: Oct 26, 2018
  • Interview Week: Nov 5 – 7, 2018
  • Offer Call Day: Wed, Nov 7, 2018 (5pm EST)

We welcome applications from students attending law schools across Canada.  We will be attending on-campus interviews at universities in British Columbia and Ontario.  Even if we are not attending your university for OCI’s, please send us your application.

Submit your application via viLaw Recruit Portal or email to mjohnstone@singleton.com . If you are emailing your application, be sure to include the following combined into one PDF attachment:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Law and post-secondary transcripts (unofficial)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Marianne Johnstone
Professional Services Coordinator
Singleton Reynolds
1200 – 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC  V7L 2W2