The NCA Path for Success: Securing Articles 

Feb. 5, 2021
ZOOM Webinar Online

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Siobhan Lennox, President, Global Lawyers of Canada (BC)
Rupinder Gosal, Somers Poulin Hall
Paula Price, Uplevel Lawyer Coaching

Time: Friday, February 5, 2021 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Complimentary for all members and non-members.

CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.


As an internationally trained law student or lawyer, you’re now in BC working on your NCA.

Next up: articling!

Join this session to hear from people who have been in your shoes, looking for articles in a competitive environment. 

They will share their tips on:

  • Discovering the right firm for you
  • Preparing excellent application materials
  • Cold calls + Emails + Creative networking
  • Interviewing and presenting well
  • In-house and regional opportunities
  • Exemptions (PLTC or Articles)
  • Paid vs. Non-Paid Articles + Split Articles
  • Presenting yourself as a business case to prospective principals
  • Transferable skills + Prior Experiences


About Siobhan Lennox

Not only is Siobhan an adept Securities, M&A and Corporate Lawyer, she is also a devoted mentor to law students and internationally trained lawyers who seek to integrate into the Canadian legal market. Siobhan is a dual-qualified lawyer in England and Wales and Canada.

Siobhan is the president of the BC Chapter of Global Lawyers of Canada (“GLC”), a national professional association that promotes a diverse and competitive legal market in Canada by representing and supporting internationally-trained and globally-minded lawyers through advocacy, community engagement and professional development. (Read more)

About Rupinder Gosal
Rupinder Gosal obtained her BA in Political Science and International Relations at the University of British Columbia. Rupinder completed her LLB at the University of Birmingham in England in 2013 and completed her NCA examinations in 2014. Ms. Gosal articled at a firm that practiced solely in the area of Worksafe BC and Canada Pension Plan Disability appeals. Ms. Gosal was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2015. After a short time practicing personal injury Ms. Gosal joined Somers and Company in 2016 and has been primarily practicing in the area of child protection and family law.

About Paula Price
Paula Price is a lawyer and certified executive coach. Paula formerly practiced in litigation at a national firm and has first hand experience in a busy practice. She also has experience working from home during the pandemic with two school-aged children, a husband and a much-neglected "home school" curriculum, all under one roof. In Paula's coaching practice, she works with lawyers and other professionals, helping them sort through layers of competing aspirations to identify priorities and take results-focused action. She's also keen about using technology to connect people and ideas, and strongly believes that social distancing doesn't need to mean social disconnection.


Acknowledging First Nations Territories
This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.

Technical Instructions
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• You will be sent the webinar link and log-in instructions 1 day prior to the course date.
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• Please ensure your computer speakers are working properly as audio will be delivered entirely over the computer.
• Earphones are recommended for the best sound quality.

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Cancellation Policy
Once payment has been processed there will be no refund issued. To cancel your attendance, please contact the PD Department at No refunds will be issued to non-attendees.


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