McEwan Partners is a boutique commercial litigation firm in Downtown Vancouver founded by a group of industry-recognized litigators. Led by two Chambers-ranked King’s Counsel, our lawyers include a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. We practice civil litigation with a focus on securities, shareholder and corporate litigation. We represent our clients before all levels of courts and tribunals. Our clients trust us to advise them on their most difficult and important matters. 

If you are a law student interested in litigation, this is an incredible opportunity for you to join a leading litigation boutique in Vancouver. We are currently seeking one to two students to work with our firm for the 2024 summer term, following completion of their second year of law school. The position provides an opportunity to work with a vibrant, hard-working team of professionals in a collegial environment. The successful candidate will be a team-player, energetic, flexible, highly motivated, and enjoy the variety of work that comes with the small firm model.


As a summer student, you will be assigned a principal, a partner of the firm who will be responsible for ensuring that you are exposed to as many aspects of the practice as possible. As a summer student at McEwan Partners, you can expect to:

  • Work directly with partners, associates, clients, and opposing counsel
  • Provide insightful legal analysis on a wide range of topics
  • Draft court documents, including pleadings, motions, and factums
  • Attend motions, examinations for discoveries, mediations, and other proceedings
  • Be integrated into files as a valued member of our team


  • Investigative and intelligence skillsets
  • Quick learner and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Clear, concise, and persuasive communication skills both written and oral
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple assignments, produce quality accurate work, and meet set timelines
  • A strong orientation to delivering a high-level standard of service
  • Superior organizational/document management skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment


Our students are remunerated at a competitive level in the downtown Vancouver legal market. Those who accept an offer to return to the firm for articles will receive a third-year tuition bonus.

To Apply

All applications should be sent via email to [email protected] (Attn: Saheli Sodhi) and should include:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. your resume;
  3. photocopies of official post-secondary transcripts; and
  4. a writing sample (optional).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT.

McEwan Partners adheres to the recruitment guidelines put in place by the Vancouver Bar Association (VBA). Please refer to the VBA website for key dates in the 2024 Summer Student Recruitment Cycle.

Please note that we are not conducting on-campus interviews. All in-firm interviews will be conducted in person; however, we are happy to accommodate a virtual interview upon request.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those shortlisted will be contacted.