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The Student Program

Become a Student with us!

The Program

We believe in exposing our students to various areas of law so they gain a wide variety of legal experience and can determine the areas they are most interested in. Most of our articling students’ work is assigned directly from Partners or senior associates, however, it also comes from putting yourself out there and getting to know the members of the Zacharias Vickers team and the work they assign.

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What to expect

Our students will gain invaluable experience in both our solicitor and litigation departments and will also rotate between our Chilliwack and Abbotsford offices, working with different lawyers on a variety of legal projects and files. We also offer in-house seminars for students to continue to expand their legal knowledge. We strongly encourage our students to seek feedback on their work, be engaged and ask questions along the way. 

As a student at Zacharias Vickers, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Conduct legal research

  • Provide opinion letters and memorandums

  • Draft letters and agreements

  • Assist with real property conveyancing

  • Review contracts

  • Interview witnesses

  • Prepare settlement proposals and mediation briefs

  • Attend client meetings

  • Attend examination for discoveries with the handling lawyer

  • Attend mediations with the handling lawyer 

  • Attend court 

  • Assist with trial preparation

  • Attend trial with the handling lawyer

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Who we are looking for

At Zacharias Vickers we are looking for students who embody our core values of care, commitment, collaboration and competence. As such, we consider a number of factors when looking for our next students including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Strong academic performance

  2. Teamwork skills

  3. Strong work ethic

  4. Ability to problem solve

  5. Adaptability

  6. Eagerness to learn 

  7. Involvement or interest in involvement in our community organizations and projects

  8. Connection to the Fraser Valley

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Who to contact and how to apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, law school transcripts and any reference letter you would like to attach.

Applications should be addressed to our HR Manager, Jessica Breukelman, and sent via email to jbreukelman@zachariasvickers.com.

Should you have any questions about our student program or the application process, please contact Jessica Breukelman.

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