Students are articled to the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General, Glen Gardner, Q.C. 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 and generally ensures that the articles are running smoothly.
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.
The Deputy Minister meets with the Assistant Deputy Attorney Generals of the three legal divisions, after evaluations have been completed, to discuss student performance and job availability.
Although numbers can vary from year to year, the Ministry of Justice generally hires three articling students. Once articling has been completed, the Ministry has a good hire-back rate.