Statement of Merit Criteria

Summer Students (Legal Excellence Program)

Essential Qualifications


Minimum of 2 years successful completion towards a law degree from a recognized university.

*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.

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.
A willingness and ability to work effectively as part of a team and contribute to the achievement of group objectives, to build team spirit and a capacity to work with others toward a common goal.
Takes action to influence events rather than passively accepting status quo. Undertakes and initiates change to improve an existing situation without specific direction

Asset Qualifications

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

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.

Condition of Employment

Secret Clearance

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