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Summer Students


Our summer students are provided with a stimulating and challenging learning experience prior to their final year of law school. The program is intended to begin building the bridge between your studies and your legal career.

Your interests shape your experience at Fasken Martineau. As part of our collaborative approach, we consult with you to discuss your goals and objectives. We endeavour to accommodate your interest in particular areas. You are able to gain experience in a variety of areas or you may choose to focus on an area of specific interest, which we make all efforts to accommodate. You will become involved in work in one of three ways: seeking out work on your own initiative; our lawyers coming to you directly; and through our Director, Professional Development. You are assigned one or two major projects, which will be worked on throughout the summer.

You have the option to participate in a summer secondment. Secondment opportunities are either with a client or one of our other Fasken Martineau offices. You will spend approximately three to four weeks on secondment. Follow our Secondments link for a sampling of previous secondments.


Articling Students


Our goal is to ensure that your articles provides you with the requisite experience and training to ensure your future success. Prior to beginning your articles, we will work with you to schedule your rotations and help you to seek out an experience that matches your career objectives. During your articling term, you will become an integral part of our team and work on major projects in various areas of law. Your interaction with clients will develop your awareness of the importance of excellent client service.

Our structured articling program has four rotations: Business; Litigation; Labour, Employment & Human Rights and Junioring. As an articling student with Fasken Martineau, you have the ability to direct your own career, with the assistance and guidance of your mentor, the Student Committee and the Director, Professional Development.

The strength of each of our Business, Litigation and Labour, Employment & Human Rights sections, and the variety of practice groups within these sections, provides you with an opportunity to gain experience in your area(s) of interest. You are also able to explore other fields of practice as your interests evolve. The firm's commitment to Training, Education and Mentoring will guarantee a meaningful and rewarding articling experience.

 



Compensation 


Our students are remunerated at a level comparable to that offered by other large downtown Vancouver law firms.  We pay for your articling enrolment fees, which includes fees for the Professional Legal Training Course ("PLTC"), as well as your salary while at PLTC. We also offer a scholarship for third year tuition to our summer students, up to a maximum of $6,000. Students have the option of taking $500 of this amount as a book allowance. Medical and dental benefits as well as a fitness subsidy are also offered to our articling students. 

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