Articling & Summer Student Programs

Hamilton Duncan is the perfect place for students to start their legal careers if they want challenging and varied work, the chance to learn from experienced lawyers, an environment in which both teamwork and individual initiative are valued, a firm that allows them to explore areas of law in which they have an interest in, and which pays more than lip-service to a balanced lifestyle. At Hamilton Duncan, our students have the opportunity to experience all of this, in an area that is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, without the bustle of downtown Vancouver.

We hire students in the hopes that they will one day become associate lawyers, not merely as sources of revenue or inexpensive labour. Our goal is to provide our students with valuable, well-rounded, practical experience that will assist them in their careers moving forward.

We typically hire between one and three articling students per year. Articles commence either in May or in September based on the needs of the firm and the availability of the student.

Students in their second year of law school are invited to apply for summer student positions, which run from May through August. The firm typically hires one summer student per year. Summer students who perform well will generally be invited back as articled students the following year.

Our articling and summer student positions for 2021/2022 have now been filled.

Our Current Student


Michael Filice 

Articling Student

Biographical Details

Michael Filice completed an Honours Specialization in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario in 2016. After delivering mail for a year, he discovered an interest in the law. At this time, Michael returned to school and earned his Juris Doctor Degree at Thompson Rivers University in April of 2020.

Michael summered with Hamilton Duncan from May to August 2019 and looks forward to continuing to sharpen legal skills and gaining invaluable experience.

Having lived most of his life in Surrey Michael looks forward to putting his skills to the test in a community he cares so much about.

Please reach out to Michael on LinkedIn or follow him on his journey through articles on Twitter.

Educational Background 

  • HBSc., University of Western Ontario  (2016)
  • J.D., Thompson Rivers University (2020)