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.

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. For 2022/2023 articles, we are not currently accepting applications.

Our Current Students


Michael Filice 

Articling Student

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)



Olivia Oszkiel

Articling Student

Olivia completed a Bachelor of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, concentrating in Finance and Operations Management. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree at the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law, focusing on Business Law. She was involved in several student initiatives, including Pro Bono Students Canada and Legal Education Outreach. She also sat on several committees, namely the Law Student Society Executive and the Hoop-Law Charity Basketball Tournament Board.

Having grown up in Surrey, BC, Olivia has been involved in programs like NightShift Street Ministries, which provides care, counselling and compassion for citizens challenged with poverty and homelessness. She is looking forward to continuing as an active member of the community, both in her capacity as an articling student and through her personal interests.

Outside the office, Olivia has been actively involved in the tennis community, both as a player and a coach. She enjoys travelling, participating in outdoor activities, and immersing herself in a good film. She is fluent in Polish.



Jatinder Gill 

Articling Student

Jatinder Gill attends Thompson Rivers University, where he recently completed his second year of legal studies. He is currently the Co-President of the TRU Business Law Society and the Vice President of Fundraiser of the TRU Society of Law Students.  He has also been involved in other student initiatives such as Pro Bono Students Canada, TRU Advocacy Club, and Law Students’ Legal Advice Program.  Jatinder also competed at the 2021 Bowman National Tax Moot.

Prior to law school, Jatinder earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction in Accounting from Simon Fraser University. There, he was a Research Assistant for the Accounting, International Business, and Economics Departments and a Teaching Assistant for Commercial Law and Managerial Accounting. He also participated in several case competitions, including JDC West and the Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge.

Outside of the office, Jatinder enjoys painting scenic landscapes, playing chess, watching movies, hiking, and travelling. He also coaches the SFU JDC West Debate Team.