Nicholas Tollefson Articling Student

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Primary office:  Vancouver

Nicholas Tollefson

Nicholas (Nick) Tollefson joined Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office as a summer student in 2019 and is currently an articling student.

Nick is a recent graduate of the JD program at the University of Victoria. While attending law school, he honed his advocacy skills by participating in a national environmental law moot and legal negotiation competitions.

During his studies, Nick also spent a clinical term as a Temporary Articled Student at the University of Victoria’s legal clinic, The Law Centre. In this role, he provided legal representation to under-served clients before courts and administrative boards. Nick has appeared before both the British Columbia Provincial Court and Supreme Court.

In recognition of his academic achievements, Nick received a course prize for his studies in insurance law.

Nick developed a keen understanding of the governmental policy process during his time working as a policy analyst at a provincial regulator within the B.C. Ministry of the Attorney General.

Before pursuing his legal education, Nick obtained a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Queen’s University, where he was also a pitcher on the university’s varsity baseball team. Nick now enjoys putting his baseball skills to use as a member of the Gowling WLG softball team.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

    • Education
      University of Victoria, JD
  • 2016

    • Education
      Queen’s University, BAH Psychology
    • Career
      Research Assistant, Queen’s University Mood Research Lab
    • Career
      Policy Analyst, BC Ministry of the Attorney General