We value our students to the point that we have a career path for them. We provide opportunities to grow, be part of a team, and evolve with the firm. Our goal is to make students into the best lawyers they can be.
With EKB, you will:
- Learn directly from partners
- Be involved in interesting, challenging, and complex work
- Do innovative work with advanced legal technology
- Work with an approachable, supportive team that’s community driven
- Experience a work/life balance
- Experience the wide range of practice areas you get with a larger firm with the cultural benefits of a smaller firm
Compensation And Benefits
EKB truly values its articling students. We offer our full articling students a competitive salary as well as student membership in the Canadian Bar Association and two weeks’ vacation. After completing a qualifying period, students will receive a comprehensive benefits program.
In addition, students have access to all of the support services and legal resources available at EKB. Our team of professionals including clerks and paralegals provides a supportive environment where students can continue their training and perform their work.
Our library contains current digests, journals, and other research materials. Students receive the necessary training for the latest electronic research tools and online legal research tools. Online legal information and document management systems are readily available for each student.
Student Awards Program
The EKB Student Awards Program recognizes outstanding academic achievements and contributions. We presently offer the following annual honour:
EKB Founders’ Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1000 each are offered in honour of the contributions to the legal profession by the firm’s founders, the Honourable John C. Bouck, The Honourable Jack T. Edwards, Q.C., Brenton D. Kenny, Q.C., and Ronald J. Bray. Each scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student entering their first year at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of faculty.