Frequently Asked Questions
Applications must be submitted using our ONLINE FORM and must contain at a minimum, your cover letter (addressed to Pamela Cyr, Director, Student Programs), résumé and all post-secondary transcripts (undergraduate and law school), combined into one PDF document. You may also submit letters of reference, a list of upper year courses, and/or additional information, if you wish. Incomplete applications, and those submitted in a form other than the one requested, may not be considered.
Our hires have demonstrated strong analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, a strong commitment to one's community, and a desire to take on challenging work in an environment that encourages students to take initiative and explore all areas of practice. Candidates are evaluated using a holistic approach that values academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and the ability to work with others in a fast-paced team environment.
At every top Vancouver law firm, including Bull Housser, you will find great lawyers, significant clients, interesting work, and excellent training. Despite these many similarities, each firm has its own distinct workplace culture. As a student, you must determine which firm's culture will be the best match for your own personality and career objectives. You should choose Bull Housser if you find that our culture is the best fit for you as an individual.
One of the objectives of articling is to gain broad exposure to many different areas of law, some of which you might not have encountered in law school. Further, the practice of law can often be quite different from the study of law. Articling (and even your first years as a lawyer) will assist you in determining which area or areas of law interest you most.
Students are encouraged to participate in all firm social activities, which include a broad range of sporting, cultural and other events. A few examples include softball, a hockey team, a 24-hour relay team, and the firm's ski team in the annual B.C. Law Firm Ski Championships. We also host TGIF in our Lawyer's Lounge on Friday afternoons where there will be a selection of appetizers and beverages for everyone to share while debriefing the week's events and chatting with colleagues.