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:

Daniella Kullman, Human Resources Manager
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.

The 2019/2020 articling position has now been filled.

 The application deadline for the 2020 summer term is October 31, 2019.


Our Current Student

Harpreet Lalli

Articled Student

Biographical Details

Harpreet Lalli earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she majored in Criminology. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in 2015.

Having completed her education, Harpreet began working at Fraser Health Authority, where she was involved in initiatives aimed at improving clinical quality and patient safety.

She recently joined Hamilton Duncan as an articling student and looks forward to developing her skills and reaching her professional goals.

Harpreet’s hobbies include reading, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends. As a Surrey resident, she is pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to her community and to assist its members with legal matters. Harpreet can provide services in Punjabi.

Educational Background

  • B.A., Kwantlen Polytechnic University, With Distinction (2011)
  • J.D., University of British Columbia (2015)


Michael Filice 

Articled Student

Biographical Details

Michael Filice completed an Honours Specialization at the University of Western Ontario in 2016. He is working towards completing his Juris Doctor at Thompson Rivers University and will be graduating in the Thompson Rivers University Law Class of 2020.

Michael will be joining Hamilton Duncan for the summer of 2019 as an articling student where he intends to work hard sharpening his legal skills and gaining valuable work experience.

When away from school, Michael spends his time combing vinyl record stores for albums to add to his collection. Michael has lived most of his life in Surrey and looks forward to putting his skills to the test in a community he cares so much about.