Vancouver Bar Association Sets Detailed Schedule for Summer and Articling Student Interviews

June 30, 2010

Following up on our earlier post on Articling Guidelines for downtown Vancouver firms, the VBA has now announced that firms participating in the uniform schedule for articling and summer student interviews have approved the following dates:

Articling Students:

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2010: Applications due
  • Thursday, July 15, 2010: Interview call date (8:00 a.m. PST)
  • August 9 – 13, 2010: Interview Week
  • August 12, 2010: Offer call date (8:00 am PST)

Summer Students:

  • Friday, September 10, 2010: Applications due (which is the same as Toronto)
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2010: Interview call date (8:00 a.m. PST)
  • October 18 – 22, 2010: Interview Week
  • October 21, 2010: Offer call date (8:00 a.m. PST)

For articling offers, the VBA are awaiting confirmation from the Law Society Credentials Committee to designate 8:00am (PST) Friday, August 13, 2010 as the time and date until which the offer must remain open. The effect would be that firms adhering to the Guidelines will not make offers before 8:00am (PST) on August 12, 2010 and need not leave those offers open beyond 8:00am (PST) the following day. This one day period was approved (and used) last year and seems to have been considered sufficient to give candidates time to weigh and decide on any offer(s), and also to enable firms to plan and conduct the process well.

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