Welcome to the student section of the Alexander Holburn website. You are likely here because you are a law student looking for a place to article, either for the summer or for your articling year. As many articled students go on to spend significant portions of their careers with their articling firm, selecting with which firm to article can be a weighty decision. How do you decide?
Here are some “fast facts” about us to assist you in determining whether we are the right fit for you. For more information about our firm overall, please also see our Firm Overview.
We are a leading Vancouver-based Canadian law firm of 85+ lawyers. Our clients include people and corporations in virtually all sectors of the local, national and international economies. We provide a wide range of litigation/dispute resolution and business law services in various practice areas. To learn more about these groups, please see What We Do.
Our firm has been independently recognized for providing pre-eminent legal services to our clients. Martindale-Hubbell has given Alexander Holburn the highest possible rating for a law firm. We were also ranked as one of the top ten regional Western Canadian firms in Canadian Lawyer’s most recent survey.
We are a dynamic firm. We embrace the skill and integrity required to achieve legal excellence, but also value personality, creativity, and teamwork. In doing so, we are able to provide superior legal service to our clients and create an exceptional environment in which to work.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK AT ALEXANDER HOLBURN BEAUDIN + LANG LLP?
We work in a friendly, supportive, and motivated environment. We recognize that the practice of law requires commitment and hard work. We are extremely client-focused and provide exceptional service. We also value our personal and family time, and we seek to support each other in achieving a balance. We are enormously proud of our commitment to our practice and the quality of our work, but we are also proud of our ability to maintain a large firm practice with the close relationships and informal atmosphere of a smaller firm.
Many of our programs and products reflect the creative energy we encourage at our firm. These programs and products include:
ASCEND™ TRAINING PROGRAM
One of the most comprehensive in-house training programs of law firms in the city, our ASCEND™ program includes over 100 sessions annually in law, technology, and business-related topics.
FOCUS™ CLIENT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Our FOCUS™ Program is aimed at providing ongoing legal education to our clients in various industries, to assist with their risk management and accommodate their own professional development requirements.
CLIENT SERVICE PROGRAM
In order to provide superior client service, we have created a program which includes a client service promise, an annual client survey, newsletter, the Reach™ Award for outstanding client service by a staff member, and several additional initiatives.
PHILANTHROPIC INITIATIVES PROGRAM
We are proud to be an essential part of Vancouver’s commercial fabric and we recognize that our position creates excellent opportunities for us to give back. We do this through several programs we have developed, which align with the firm’s core values. Specifically, we have implemented a Philanthropic Initiatives Program and a Pro Bono Program to provide an opportunity for our lawyers and staff to volunteer and make a difference in our community.