How the Program Works – Frequently Asked Questions
How many students do you hire?
Although numbers can vary from year to year, the Ministry of Justice generally hires three students.
What is the hire-back rate?
The Ministry of Justice has a very good hire-back rate.
What qualifications does the Ministry of Justice look for?
While the Ministry emphasizes a strong academic record, that is certainly not all that is considered.
It is important that candidates possess strong analytical abilities as well as excellent writing, research and communication skills. Producing quality work under tight time lines and working well with others are equally important. The student's range of interests and experience are also considered.
What is your policy on workplace diversity?
The Ministry of Justice is committed to achieving a representative workplace.
When is the deadline for submitting a resume?
Applications must be received in early May in accordance with the deadline in the Saskatchewan Articling Interview Guidelines.
How do I apply?
Please send your resume, a copy of your law school transcript of marks, three references (including their contact information), and an excerpt from a paper (four pages) to demonstrate your writing skills by the deadline to:
Executive Assistant to the
When are interviews held?
Interviews are conducted in accordance with the Saskatchewan Articling Interview Guidelines.
How much will I earn?
As of April 1, 2014, the rate of pay for articling students is $3,982/month + holiday pay (6.36%).
If I'm selected, where will I be working?
The Ministry of Justice is based in Regina, Saskatchewan. The articling program is in Regina.
Who is the Principal?
Students are articled to the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, Kevin Fenwick.
Other senior lawyers in the ministry act as mentors and supervise the daily activities of articling students.
These mentors are available to answer questions, to ensure students receive a variety of work and to ensure the workload is reasonable.
The Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister administers the articling program. The Executive Assistant schedules student rotations, ensures that the proper documentation for the Law Society and Bar Admission Course have been completed and generally ensures that the articles are running smoothly.
How are students evaluated?
The lawyers who have supervised the activities of the articling students, in consultation with other lawyers in the division, provide evaluations of the students' work to the Deputy Minister. Students receive a copy of their evaluations (one for each of the three legal divisions).
The Deputy Minister meets with the Executive Directors of the three legal divisions, after evaluations have been completed, to discuss student performance and job availability.
Who do I contact with further questions?
If you want more information about articling with the Ministry of Justice, please contact the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister at (306) 787-5660.