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.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for a position as an articled student, or as a summer student at our firm, please email your application to:

Nikki Farwaha Minhas, Human Resources Administrator
Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart
1450 Station Tower Gateway
13401 108th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 5T3

Your application should include a cover letter, your resume and both law school and undergraduate transcripts. You may choose to include no more than two letters of reference, but you are not required to do so.

Our 2018/2019 articled position has been filled.  Our 2018 summer student position has also been filled.  The application deadline for summer students for the 2019 year is January 31, 2019.


Our Current Students

Tanvir Sanghera

Articled Student

Biographical Details

Tanvir Sanghera completed her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Tanvir’s keen interest in experiencing different cultures and travel lead her to attend law school in the United Kingdom, where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) at the University of Leicester.

Prior to joining Hamilton Duncan, Tanvir was employed by a global aviation overhaul facility where she worked in the accounting department for several years.

Having been born and raised in Surrey, Tanvir has strong ties to the community. Tanvir is a past member of the Relay for Life committee of the BC Cancer Society Surrey branch. She is also proficient in written and conversational Punjabi which allows her to communicate effectively in Punjabi without any barriers.


  • NCA Certificate of Qualification, National Committee of Accreditation (2016)
  • LLB, University of Leicester Law School (2015)
  • BA, University of British Columbia (2011)


Rupam Rishi

Articled Student

Biographical Details

Rupam Rishi joined Hamilton Duncan as a summer student in 2016 and returns to the firm to commence her articles after completing her Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria (UVic).

Prior to attending law school, Rupam obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, concentrating in human resource management and international business.

Rupam is passionate about helping members of her community, particularly those with limited resources or abilities. During law school, she actively volunteered with organizations that aimed to facilitate access to justice such as Access Pro Bono’s Mental Health and Civil Chambers programs. Specifically, she volunteered as a legal advocate for individuals at Mental Health Review Board hearings as well as provided legal assistance to people with limited financial resources who were involved in civil litigation.

Rupam was born and raised in Surrey and loves the community she lives in. In her spare time, she enjoys learning new dance styles, watching sports such as mixed martial arts (MMA), as well as volunteering at the Surrey Food Bank and Hamper To Your Home. Being proficient in Punjabi and Hindi allows her to not only enjoy the diversity of her community but provide assistance to those who are in need.


  • JD, University of Victoria Faculty of Law (2017)
  • BBA, Honours with Distinction, Simon Fraser University (2013)