Articling and Summer Students
Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP is a commercial litigation boutique with a focus on complex
commercial and civil litigation. Our team has developed a reputation as skilled,
dedicated advocates representing some of the top clients in the region. With a strong
commitment to client service, we pride ourselves on adopting innovative approaches
to solving our clients’ litigation needs.
Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP hires both articling and summer students with a view to successful
candidates joining our firm as litigation associates following the completion of
articles. Ideal candidates are motivated self-starters with a history of achievement,
academic and otherwise, who thrive on the opportunity to work on challenging, high-level
The Student Experience
Our students are given considerable responsibility on files, conducting research,
preparing opinions, drafting court documents, preparing documents, attending hearings
and client meetings. Whenever possible, students are given the opportunity to appear
in chambers and in court, both on their own as well as in the capacity of a junior.
Students also junior our litigators and assist with mediations, examinations for
discovery and the like. Students are provided with their own office and access to
As a student at our firm you will gain exposure to a wide range of subject areas.
In addition to our core practice centered on corporate/commercial disputes, our
team has extensive experience litigating matters related to wills and estates, creditors’
remedies, bankruptcy and insolvency, construction and real property, intellectual
property, as well as high net worth matrimonial files. The preceding is in no way
an exhaustive list, and students are encouraged to work on files in subject areas
of particular interest. Our firm is committed to ongoing professional development
and students regularly participate in seminars and workshops on practical litigation-related
We pride ourselves on the high-quality mentoring that a smaller, more intimate work
environment permits. Our partners’ doors are always open to students, and considerable
resources are invested in ensuring students have the guidance and support they need
to advance their professional goals.
About the Area
Kelowna boasts all the amenities of a major centre, including fine dining, excellent
shopping, and a vibrant cultural life. The area also offers exceptional recreational
opportunities. These include world-class golfing, hiking and water sports in the
summer; and in the winter months the nearby mountains attract skiers and outdoor
enthusiasts of all descriptions. Kelowna is rapidly becoming known worldwide for
its exceptional wineries and vineyards.
Articling/summering with Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP provides an exceptional opportunity
to combine professional growth and personal lifestyle in one of the most beautiful
cities in Canada, working alongside an experienced, dynamic group of dedicated litigators.
The region’s rapidly growing commercial sector and strong economic growth, combined
with the reputation of the firm, create an exceptional opportunity for a junior
litigator to build a thriving practice.
As an articling student, you will receive the following:
- $45,000 per year, including salary paid during PLTCs;
- All costs associated with bar admission and licensing;
- Full medical, dental and additional benefits;
- CBA and other professional membership fees; and
- Reimbursement for Blackberry/Smartphone subscription plan fees.
Summer students are compensated as follows:
- Competitive salary;
- All costs associated with obtaining temporary articles; and
- A bonus applied toward tuition and books if continuing on to article with the firm.
How to Join our Team
A successful application package will include a cover letter, resumé, copies
of law school and undergraduate transcripts, and letter(s) of reference (if available).
Although application packages in original form are preferred, we also accept those
sent electronically as attached files to firstname.lastname@example.org
or faxed to (250) 868-2659.
We are currently seeking to hire 1-2 articling students for 2012/13 and a summer
student for the summer of 2012. There are no application deadlines; however interested
applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. If
you plan on being in the Kelowna area and are interested in learning more about
us, we are happy to provide informational interviews and firm tours upon request.
For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Ken
Ihas, Partner, at email@example.com
or one of our current students.
- Matthew Lonsdale (Articling 2011/12)