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. Thank you for your interest. 

Our Current Students

Shawn Rempel

Articling Student

Shawn joined Hamilton Duncan from the University of Saskatchewan, where he completed his law degree

Holding a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology), Shawn previously worked as the Western Canada Director for a private mortgage investment corporation. He has also worked on the senior leadership team with a top-tier U Sports varsity athletic program and as the North American leader for a technology-based health and wellness benefits provider. In addition, as a private business consultant, he worked with numerous not-for-profit organizations and boards, focusing on financial management and transitions from an operational to a governance framework.

Shawn continues to sit on Triathlon Canada’s Board of Directors, since 2019, after serving as president of Triathlon Saskatchewan’s Board of Directors since 2015. As a triathlon athlete, Shawn has competed at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. In his spare time, he enjoys backcountry skiing.

Catrina Thomas

Articling Student

Catrina joins Hamilton Duncan as a summer articling student. Catrina is going into her final year of law school at Thompson Rivers University and is excited to learn and put her education into practice. Catrina is interested in advocating for the elderly and people with disabilities, a passion which developed while volunteering for the MS Society of Canada (through Pro Bono Students Canada), working as a Teaching Assistant and for a non-profit organization that assists people with disabilities and her many years volunteering with the elderly. In her first two years of law school, Catrina received three Dean’s Course Prizes, the Law Foundation Public Interest Award 2022 and made the Dean’s List in each year of law school.

Catrina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and camping, singing, walking her dog Hamish and undertaking a variety of artistic and creative endeavours.