How to Apply and Interview
Students seeking a summer or articling position should submit a full application, consisting of a cover letter, resume, copy of law school and post-secondary transcripts and list of anticipated upper year courses.
Completed applications are reviewed and potential candidates are selected for interviews in accordance with each province's respective recruitment rules or Law Society requirements. For specific information on the hiring process in each BLG office, please refer to the Summer and Articling Programs section of this website.
Preparing to Interview
Like any business meeting, preparation is key to a successful interview.
It is understandable that you may be nervous. We are nervous too. We recognize that you are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you, and we are genuinely interested in your success. Try to relax and be yourself. You are the person we hope to get to know better.
The best interviews are those where you engage in a true conversation and exchange information and ideas with your interviewer(s). Take an active role in the interview - this is your chance to communicate.
||Everything in your application package is open for question during an interview. Your resume will serve as a road map for discussion and dialogue at your interview.|
||Think about questions you might be asked in advance, and practice answering them.|
||Review background information on the Firm. Get a good sense for BLG through speaking to lawyers, students, alumni or professors and understand from them the BLG experience and history.|
||Conduct research so you can ask questions about certain aspects at BLG that are important and meaningful to you. Avoid questions that can easily be answered by reading Firm literature.|
||Know yourself and your strengths or weaknesses so that you can present yourself effectively. First impressions are important|
||Make eye contact and practice a confident handshake. Be professional.|
||Be confident and courteous, friendly but not familiar. This is a business experience|