Ottawa Application Process

Students seeking summer or articling positions at BLG Ottawa must submit an application through the viLaw Portal.

A complete application must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a résumé
  • copies of all law school and post-secondary transcripts (photocopies are acceptable)
  • a list of upper-year law school courses

All applications are acknowledged upon receipt. Only those students selected for interviews will be contacted.

Summer Positions

We receive and review applications and interview candidates in accordance with guidelines established by the Ottawa legal community.

We will be recruiting for the 2020 Intellectual Property Summer Student program. This position is open to students who have completed their 2nd of law school.

The following dates and deadlines apply:

  • Application Deadline — 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2020
  • Interview Period — February 18-27, 2020
  • Call Day — 8 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020

Articling Positions

We have filled all Articling positions for 2020-2021.

Application and Interview Tips

Make your application and interview stand out:

  • Proofread every document. Ask a friend to double-check
  • Keep your cover letter brief: in one page, explain why you’re interested in BLG Ottawa and why BLG should be interested in you.
  • Remember: everything in your application package is open for discussion in an interview. Be prepared to tell us your story.
  • Think ahead about questions you might be asked and practice answering them.
  • Try to relax: interviewers want to meet the real you, not an imaginary “perfect candidate.”
  • Do your homework: talk to staff, current students, colleagues and professors and read up on the Firm.
​Visit your law school career development office for more preparation advice.

Danielle Laflamme

Contact Us

Manager, Professional Recruiting
T 613.787.3578
F 613.230.8842

Recruitment Committee