Vancouver has one of the most active real estate markets in Canada and our real estate industry is world-leading. As a locally based, boutique law firm, Terra Law is the perfect place for those law students who are interested in commercial real estate and real estate related financing. Founded in 2013 by 4 senior partners from a large national firm, in a very short time Terra Law has positioned itself as one of the leading commercial real estate boutiques in Canada and acts for a number of the most high profile and recognisable developers across British Columbia and beyond.
As an articling student, you will get first hand exposure to files similar in nature and scope to those found at leading regional and national firms, while retaining a collegial “small firm” feel in an office of 17 lawyers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on sophisticated legal transactions and complex development projects for some of the most established real estate players in the province, with guidance and mentorship from lawyers at all levels of call.
Our students will be assigned a principal to ensure they fulfill the Law Society’s requirements for completion of their articles. An associate mentor will act as a resource for advice and support for our student at this early stage of the student’s legal career. In order to ensure that our articling students receive a well-rounded experience, including training in practice areas that are not routinely covered in our specialised practice, Terra will arrange for a secondment during articles with a litigation-oriented firm, in accordance with the Law Society’s articling guidelines. We will continue to pay your salary during this time.
- We offer a competitive salary in line with firms in downtown Vancouver
- All typical membership fees including: British Columbia Law Society, Professional Legal Training Course enrolment, Canadian Bar Association and Vancouver Bar Association membership, and all fees associated with admission to the British Columbia bar.
- You will also be enrolled in the Firm’s extended health and benefit plan
Our summer program is designed to provide law students with a solid introduction to the practice of law and the culture of Terra Law Corporation. Following an orientation, students are expected to learn, develop and grow as young practitioners by developing and embracing the core skills necessary to excel in junior practice. During the summer term, students will be paired with an associate mentor who will provide guidance and help introduce them to other members at the firm. Students are provided with formal and informal feedback throughout the summer and are encouraged to apply those insights in similar or new assignments.
We pride ourselves on our professionalism, client focus, innovation and ability to work as a team. Not only are our lawyers top notch and well-respected in the real estate industry, our para-professionals are also the best in the city. If you think you might enjoy working in this environment, please send us your application.
We offer a competitive salary in line with firms in downtown Vancouver. It is our hope that our summer student will return to the firm to complete their articles following their third year of law school. Summer students who return to article with the firm will be provided with an allowance towards their third year law school expenses.
Your application should include a cover letter, a complete résumé, and copies of all official transcripts of law school, undergraduate and graduate grades, as well as a list anticipated upper year courses. Writing samples and reference letters are not required.
Please submit your completed application through the viLawPortal. Attention: Hamish Clark, Chief Operating Officer. All of our recruitment procedures are carried out in accordance with the VBA guidelines. For dates, please see the VBA website at www.vancouverbar.ca