Have your say: Help improve articling in BC

Are you a current articling student, new lawyer under five years of call, principal, firm recruiter or mentor of articling students? Help us improve the articling experience by taking the 2024 Articling Survey.

The Law Society of BC, in conjunction with the law societies of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, is seeking feedback on the types of training and mentoring articling students are receiving, issues related to discrimination or harassment and how prepared articling students feel to practice law.

There are two surveys—one for articling students and new lawyers and one for principals, recruiters and mentors. The goal is to identify parallel issues within the articling system from these respective, unique perspectives.

Take the surveys via the links below:

 The surveys take approximately 15–20 minutes to complete and responses are anonymous and confidential. The surveys will remain open until Thursday, June 20, 2024. We appreciate your help in improving the articling experience and encourage you to pass on the survey to other articling students, lawyers, principals, mentors and recruiters. 

At the end of the surveys, enter for a chance to win a free continuing professional development course of your choice (excluding multi-day programs).

A third-party consultant will analyze the data for trends and improvements and ensure findings are not linked to personal identities when presented publicly. A summary of the findings will be shared once finalized.

The 2024 survey is part of a broader collaboration among the five law societies. The findings will facilitate cross-provincial comparisons, offer valuable insights into how we can collectively enhance the articling experience in our jurisdictions and help the western law societies make informed decisions around programs and resources.

For more information on the articling survey, read the FAQs or contact us at consultation@lsbc.org.