Statement of Merit Criteria

Summer Students (Legal Excellence Program)

Organizational Need

The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Essential Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years successful completion towards a law degree from a recognized university.
English Essential
A general knowledge of law
Oral Communication:
Presents and discusses legal concepts and issues in a clear, concise and effective manner orally.
Written Communication:
Presents and discusses concepts in a clear, concise and effective manner, in writing.
Thinking Skills:
Identifies and analyses problems and situations drawing logical conclusions and viable solutions.
Identifies sound judgment when analyzing problems or situations.
Interpersonal relationships:
Interacts with others in ways that advance the work of the group by developing respect, mutual understanding and productive working relationships. Maintains effectiveness and composure in stressful contexts.
Takes action to influence events rather than passively accepting status quo. Undertakes and initiates change to improve an existing situation without specific direction
Can be relied upon to act in a professional manner at all times and demonstrates a strong work ethic, performing duties with minimum supervision and in an honest and proper manner. Takes personal responsibility in meeting targets or deadlines.

Asset Qualifications

  • Solid academic standing in Law School
  • Demonstrated interest in public law
  • Demonstrated interest in litigation. 

Condition of Employment

Secret Clearance

Additional Information

Assessment Accommodation: If you require accommodation during the assessment process please contact the person listed as soon as possible. We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodations of your disability to ensure fairness in our hiring process. For additional information on assessment accommodation please visit the following link:

Preference will be given to applicants who have not graduated from law school.

Applicants must be qualified for enrollment as temporary articled students by the Law Society of British Columbia.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

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