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Cote & Evans Trial Lawyers - Surrey, British Columbia

Recruitment & Hiring

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  1st Yr. Summer 2nd Yr. Summer Articling Students
Do you hire: No Yes Yes
How many did you/will you hire for:
2020 1 1
2021 1 2
2022 2 2
2023 2 2
2024 2 2
Rotation N/A N/A
Split/Secondment No No

First Year Summer Students


Do you recruit first year summer students?
When is the application deadline for first year summer students?
When is the interviewing period?
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions?
Description of first year summer program:
How many weeks is the first year summer program?

Second Year Summer Students


Do you recruit second year summer students?
When is the application deadline for second year summer students? December 15
When is the interviewing period? Late December or Early January
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? No
Description of the second year summer program The second year summer program is identical to the articling position. The students work with the entire team taking on tasks and responsibilities. The students work cooperatively managing daily court appearances and managing the work load assigned to them. Students are assigned a wide variety of work to complete, including attending court appearances, applications, preparing for trial, mediation, negotiations and sentencing. Students work on all aspects of all files.
How many weeks is the second year summer program? 16


Will you be participating in OCIs this year? No

Other Campus Recruiting

We will be recruiting students from the following law schools (outside of the OCI process)
2021 2022
No. of 1st Year Summer Students
No. of 1st Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions (region dependent)
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students 1 2
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions 1
Quebec: Number of future articling students working as a 2nd year summer student
Atlantic: No. of articling students hired during 2nd year January recruitment
No. of additional articling students hired (in some regions, in addition to students hired through the summer process)

For Quebec and Atlantic Employers: Do you allow your articling students hired to work for you during their second year summer?

Articling Students

When do you hire articling students? December 1
Do you still have any articling positions open for this year (starting 2022)? Yes
Do you anticipate having articling positions open for next year (starting in 2023) for external candidates outside of your current student hires (if any)? No
If so, how many positions do you anticipate having for external candidates?
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction? No
Description of articling program We teach our students all aspects of the practice of law. Students work on all aspects of all files. Students appear frequently in court making bail applications, attending sentencings, making applications in civil and family matters, and attending hearings in both Provincial and Supreme Court. Students work with all lawyers and complete work assigned to them. We train our students with the ultimate goal of having them stay with us as associates.


Do you offer internships? Case-by-case
If so, when should students apply?


Do you accept applications for summer/articling positions from foreign trained students/lawyers? Yes
If yes, do applicants need to have an Assessment Report from the National Committee on Accreditation (in Québec, an attestation from le Barreau du Québec) before applying? Case-by-Case
Comments We have several foreign trained lawyers at our firm. Prior to having completed the NCAs we will typically have candidates working in the firm in non-student roles. Once they are eligible for articles they are enrolled in the student program.

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials Resume
cover letter
post secondary transcripts
law school transcripts
list of upper year courses

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application Email
2021 2022
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 1
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 1
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? 1
How many of the additional students clerked?