Becoming an Invaluable Articling Student  

Mar. 20, 2023
Zoom Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.


Speakers: Connor Bildfell, Associate, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Jeanie Smith, Counsel, Department of Justice
Andrew Tang, Associate, Harper Grey LLP
Time: Monday, March 20, 2023 | 12:30pm - 1:20pm (Pacific Time)
Format: Zoom Webinar
This session is for UVIC & Allard School of Law Students only.

For most students, taking the next big step from Law Student to Articling Student can be daunting. In this session, students learn tips and tricks to get ahead in the workplace, maximize their articling experience, and start their legal career on the right path.


Connor Bildfell 
Connor Bildfell is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Litigation Group in Vancouver. His practice focuses on corporate/commercial, class action, privacy, and public law disputes. He has represented clients in private arbitrations and before courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Before becoming an associate, he articled at McCarthy Tétrault and clerked at the B.C. Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He received his J.D. degree from the University of British Columbia in 2016, graduating as the gold medallist.

Jeanie Smith
Jeanie is litigation counsel with the Department of Justice in their aboriginal law section and has been in this role since 2019. She graduated from the University of Victoria in 2016 and articled at Cook Roberts LLP in Victoria and worked on general litigation matters in the areas of employment, family law, estate litigation and human rights. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Jeanie worked at a large insurance defence firm in Vancouver.

Andrew Tang
Andrew Tang is an associate at Harper Grey LLP, having articled with the firm in 2017–2018. He currently practices in the areas of health, professional regulation, and securities law.



This seminar 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.



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