become an ARTICLINg student
at kpa lawyers.

Learn the skills you need to become a great lawyer.

Articling positions at many other places are unfortunately underwhelming for students. Graduates of law school are usually eager to learn practical skills that will empower them to perform meaningful work and actually make a difference in the lives of clients.

At KPA, our goal is to provide students with exactly that kind of learning experience. Students are invited to participate in consultations with clients, make submissions in court, and prepare legal documents under the supervision of a lawyer.

We also don’t put articling students under pressure to already know things beyond their level of experience. The whole point of articling is to learn, and we believe that you have a right to receive great mentorship.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, students applying for an articling position at KPA Lawyers must attend a job interview. Depending on the level of COVID safety risk in the Province, this interview may be conducted via Zoom.

Of course! All articling students are paid a fixed salary, paid twice per month, for the duration of their term. Salary ranges are typically negotiated between the candidate and the firm at the time of hire.

KPA does not pay for students’ LSO articling registration fee, barrister’s robes, or licensing examination fees.

This has happened in the past, but it is far from guaranteed. Articling students must earn an offer of employment to join KPA as a lawyer through exceptional performance and recommendations from colleagues. 

The short answer is yes, but we nonetheless have policies and structure in place to ensure a healthy balance between working in the office and working from home.

Obviously, during the pandemic, KPA transitioned most of our employees to working from home on a full-time basis. Perhaps we shouldn’t say “obviously” because some law firms did not provide this safety protection to their employees.

Even before the pandemic, KPA has had a flexible work-from-home policy in place for lawyers and paralegals. That’s because we know that practicing law doesn’t necessarily mean sitting in an office building from 9am to 5pm. Practicing law is stressful enough as it is, and we find that our licensees are happier and more productive when they can assert greater control over how, when and where they work.

Sometimes, getting hired is all about timing. You might think that catching us in the middle of a hiring blitz can increase your chances, but we strongly recommend that all interested candidates apply at their own convenience.

KPA is in a constant state of growth, and we’re always looking to grow the size of our workforce.

Whenever we arrive at our next phase of growth, we look at a pre-existing pool of candidates before advertising the position online.

So it’s always better to apply.

You can submit an application by scrolling back up and clicking on the role that you feel matches your skills.

KPA receives hundreds of applications every month. We read every application, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We keep applications on file, and we will look at our pre-existing pool of candidates when a new opportunity arises. So we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.