Public Interest Articling Opportunities
In recent years, it has become evident that many students are frustrated in their attempts to find alternatives to the traditional articling experience simply because of a lack of information as to how such alternatives can be obtained. For their part, “public interest groups” (including private firms engaged in progressive practice) who could use the services of an articling student for whatever reason do not seem to recruit as aggressively as more traditional private firms. Below is information for those students looking to take on articles "in the public interest."
In addition, you may be interested in articling opportunities in general or a more traditional articling opportunity to pair with your more public interest ideas. The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch both have articling registries.