Students

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 positions for 2022-2023 have been filled. We are currently accepting 2L summer student applications for 2022.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for a position as a student at our firm, please email your application to Renu Bains, Human Resources Manager at rkb@hdas.com.

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. Please merge all documents into one PDF application package. Please also include ‘2L Summer Student Position 2022’ in the subject line of the email of your application.

Please submit your application by September 19, 2021.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in our firm and keep all applications on file in the event of future openings, only those shortlisted for interviews for this position will be contacted as a part of this recruiting effort.


Our Current Students

 

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.

 

Steven Nguyen 

Articling Student

Steven completed his Juris Doctor at the University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2021. While in school, he competed in the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot and actively volunteered in the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. He tutored prospective law students on the Law School Admission Test and provided technical support for online civil procedures through various digital communications platforms.

Prior to attending law school, Steven completed a Bachelor of Technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and worked in various technical roles. These roles ranged from internet specialist with leading companies to technical analyst with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. He has worked in many communities throughout British Columbia but calls the Lower Mainland home.

In his spare time, Steven enjoys cooking, laughing, and sharing a bottle of wine with friends. He is fluent in Vietnamese.