Articling & Summer Student Programs
Hamilton Duncan is one of the largest and most well-established law firms in the Fraser Valley and has recently opened a second office in Downtown Vancouver. Boasting a team of more than 30 talented lawyers and 75 excellent support staff, Hamilton Duncan provides high-end legal services to a wide variety of clients in an assortment of interesting and challenging matters across diverse areas of practice. We pride ourselves in our commitment to our community and our collegial workplace, and we want people who value a culture and management style that fosters respect while rewarding individual responsibility, initiative and creativity and providing opportunities for further development.
Hamilton Duncan offers students the chance to learn from experienced lawyers in an environment in which both teamwork and individual initiative are valued, at a firm that allows them to explore areas of law in which they have an interest in. Our goal is to provide our students with valuable, well-rounded, practical experience that will assist them in their careers moving forward.
Currently, we are accepting applications for summer articled students for 2023. The firm typically hires two summer students per year. Summer articled students’ salaries and benefits are competitive with downtown Vancouver law firms (based on an annual salary of $65,000).
If you wish to apply for a position as a summer articled student at Hamilton Duncan, please address your application to Andrea Pantages, Human Resources Manager, at:
1450 – 13401 108th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 5T3
Your application should include a cover letter, resume and both law school and undergraduate transcripts. You may also choose to include writing samples and letters of reference, but you are not required to do so.
While we thank all applicants for their interest in our firm, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted as a part of this recruiting effort.
Our Current Students
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.
Jatinder recently graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Thomspon Rivers University. He joins Hamilton Duncan for articles after summering with the firm in 2021.
While at law school, Jatinder was deeply committed to the university community. In his first year, he founded and was the President of the TRU Business Law Society, while also volunteering with Pro Bono Students Canada. He also was elected by his peers to the position of Vice President of Fundraising for the TRU Society of Law Students. Jatinder was awarded Dean’s Course Prizes in Civil Procedure and Communications Law. In his second year, Jatinder represented TRU at the Bowman National Tax Moot. In his final year of law school, he was an editor of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
Prior to attending law school, Jatinder studied at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with distinction and with a concentration in Accounting. At SFU, Jatinder was a teaching assistant for Managerial Accounting and Commercial Law and a research assistant for professors in the accounting, international business, and economics departments. After SFU, Jatinder also worked at the Canada Revenue Agency.
When Jatinder is not working, he enjoys hiking, travelling, watching movies and tv shows, and also reading about finance, economics, history and architecture. Jatinder also enjoys making landscape paintings of the BC coast and interior.