Small & Boutique Firm Career Fair

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building (999 Canada Place), Ballroom A

Do you want to summer or article at a small or boutique law firm or for the government? The CSO’s upcoming Small & Boutique Firm Career Fair (Tue, Mar 5, 6-8pm, Vancouver Convention Centre) is a great opportunity to meet lawyers from these employers! Relationships built at this annual event have led many students to secure summer/articling positions. Often, these employers won’t know that they want to hire a student until they meet the right person – and that could be you!

Who should attend: 

  • 1L students: Attend to start developing relationships with prospective summer/articling employers.
  • 2L, 3L & graduate students: This Career Fair is tailored for YOU, as this is the time of year that small and boutique employers will be thinking about hiring summer/articling students.
  • All current Allard Law students are welcome! If you are looking for a summer or articling position with a small or boutique employer, the CSO strongly encourages you to attend.

Which employers will be there:

  • We currently have 29 employers registered to attend, including representatives from the provincial government and full-service and boutique (IP, litigation, personal injury, corporate-commercial, employment & labour, criminal, Aboriginal, tax, criminal, and municipal) law firms from the Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Vancouver Island, and beyond. 
  • > View attending employers

What to bring & expect:

  • Just yourself!
  • Business attire (i.e., a suit) is recommended.\
  • Please check at the CSO’s registration desk upon arrival to pick up your name tag. To facilitate check in, please pre-register via the ACE Small & Boutique Firm Career Fair Event Listing.
  • Plan to arrive early (by 5:50pm at the latest) to maximize your opportunities to speak with employers of interest.
  • In an effort to support wellbeing initiatives at the school, complementary non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers will be served throughout the evening. A cash bar will also be available.
  • Please do not bring your resume or business cards. We instead recommend collecting business cards from the employer representatives with whom you interact, and following up with them after the event via e-mail – for detailed tips on networking at and after a Career Fair, please see our How to Interact with Legal Employers handout, available in ACE’s Resource Library