Articling & Summer Student Programs


Hamilton Duncan is the Fraser Valley’s preeminent law firm, boasting a team of more than 30 talented lawyers and 60 excellent support staff.  Located in Surrey – one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, and one that is much more affordable than Vancouver – we provide 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 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. At Hamilton Duncan, our articling 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. Our goal is to provide our articling students with valuable, well-rounded, practical experience that will assist them in their careers moving forward.

Students in their second year of law school are invited to apply for summer student positions, which run from May through August. Summer students who perform well will generally be invited back as articled students the following year.

We are currently accepting 2L articling student applications for 2024.

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

Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation 
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 2024’ in the subject line of the email of your application.

Please submit your application by September 2, 2023.

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.

Chair, Student Committee

Chelsea Dubeau

Chelsea E. Dubeau

Partner, Litigator

Our Current Articling Students

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Jiya Dassan

Articling Student

Jiya Dassan is an esteemed law student completing her articles with Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation. She recently completed her in class law studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at The University of British Columbia, where she received multiple awards and scholarships including the Dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law J.D. Entrance Scholarship and the B. Vincent Reed, QC Award in Law.

Aside from being an exemplary scholar, Jiya has been a part of multiple committees and associations including the Legal Education Outreach program where she presented at legal education workshops at high schools across the Greater Vancouver Area. She was also a volunteer member of the South Asian Law Students Association and the Feminist Judgements Project where she networked with professors across Canada, sat through and presented at workshops, and helped plan events. As a basketball fan, Jiya volunteered at UBC to be a part of the planning committee for the annual HoopLaw charity tournament.

When she is not volunteering on multiple committees, Jiya enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys exercising by attending her Bollywood dance classes and expressing her mind and soul through the art of writing poetry.

For more information or to connect with Jiya, please feel free to reach out via email at

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Catrina Thomas

Articling Student

Catrina Thomas is an accomplished individual who embarked on her academic journey at Thompson Rivers University in 2020. Recently graduating in June 2023, Catrina is now completing her articles at Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation, bringing her exceptional skills and passion for law to the profession.

During Catrina’s time in law school, she actively engaged in various extracurricular activities and community involvement. Catrina took on the role of a teaching assistant for first-year constitutional law, where she played a crucial role in developing a universally accessible curriculum. Catrina served as the student representative for the Kamloops Bar Association, actively contributing to the legal community and representing the interests and concerns of fellow students.

In Catrina’s third year, she worked as a student clinician at the Thompson Rivers University Community Legal Clinic, providing valuable legal assistance to individuals in need while gaining practical experience in a real-world legal setting. Catrina also dedicated her time and efforts to the MS Society placement through Pro Bono Students Canada, working to support individuals affected by multiple sclerosis. Catrina’s commitment to this cause extended beyond her involvement with Pro Bono, as she continues to volunteer with the MS Society to this day. Catrina is also actively involved in Vela Microboard, a local nonprofit organization empowering individuals with disabilities.

Catrina cherishes quality time spent with family, friends, and her dog. Catrina expresses her artistic talents through jewelry-making and grew up participating in fine arts such as dance and choir. Catrina’s academic achievements, her passion for the law, combined with her commitment to empowering others, makes her an indispensable asset to the legal profession.

For more information or to connect with Catrina, please feel free to reach out via email at

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Amandeep Cheema

Articling Student

Amandeep Cheema is a dedicated law student currently undertaking her summer articles with Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation. She is entering her third year of law studies at Thompson Rivers University, where she has consistently demonstrated exceptional academic performance, earning well-deserved placements on the Dean’s List in her first and second years.

Amandeep’s commitment to her legal education extends beyond her academic achievements. She served as the co-chair of External Relations for the TRU Society of Law Students Conference earlier this year, showcasing her strong leadership and organizational skills in coordinating a successful event. Additionally, Amandeep excelled in the Western Canada Family Law Negotiation Competition, where she and her team secured first place. This accomplishment highlights her exceptional negotiation skills, ability to work collaboratively, and dedication to achieving excellence in her legal endeavors.

Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Amandeep finds solace through her passion for hiking and travelling. Amandeep’s exceptional academic record, her enthusiasm for the law, combined with her adventurous spirit, make her a well-rounded and valuable member of the legal community.

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Reshmin Randhawa

Articling Student

Reshmin Randhawa is an enthusiastic law student currently completing her summer articles with Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation. Reshmin is studying at the University of Manitoba and is entering her third year of law. With a passion for the law and a drive for excellence, Reshmin brings a unique perspective and strong work ethic to her role.

Reshmin actively contributed to her law school’s Pro Bono program, working diligently at the Law Library Hub. As part of this initiative, they provided invaluable assistance by offering free legal information, referrals, and form filling services to individuals seeking support with Family Law matters. Reshmin’s dedication to helping those in need exemplifies her commitment to making a positive impact through accessible legal services

Outside the legal world, Reshmin enjoys reading, travelling, and trying new culinary experiences at unique restaurants. Reshmin’s dedication to academic excellence, community involvement, and well-balanced lifestyle exemplifies her commitment to personal and professional growth in the legal community.