Our Articling Students


KSW Lawyers is committed to our articling students’ success and development. Andrew Zacharias and Peter Unruh take a keen interest in developing our articling students program to help educate law students and give them access to experienced litigators. If you have any questions about our student program, email apz@ksw.bc.ca

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Katherine (Katie) Matthews


Katherine (Katie) Matthews joins the firm after graduating from Thompson Rivers University. She brings experiences from participating in the BC Court of Appeal Moot and TRU’s Community Legal Clinic. She also served as the program coordinator of Pro Bono Students Canada – TRU Chapter. Katie held research assistant positions where she was a part of developing and delivering a public legal education workshop focused on non-profit and charity compliance rules in Canada in addition to contributing to research on student clinical programs in BC. She was the recipient of the Law Foundation Public Interest Award.


In her spare time, Katie can be found playing restaurant critic and challenging people to games of one-on-one basketball. Her love of sport stems from her time playing university volleyball at Thompson Rivers University during her undergraduate degree.

Contact Katie: kam@ksw.bc.ca

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Arjun Hair


Arjun Hair is an articling student at Kane Shannon Weiler LLP. In 2017, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies along with a minor degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia.


Arjun completed his Juris Doctor at Thompson Rivers University in 2020, where he was selected as the valedictorian of his graduating class. While in law school, Arjun served as President of the TRU Society of Law Students and sat on the Faculty Council. He was also an editor for the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.


In his spare time, Arjun enjoys photography, watching movies, and finding new coffee shops. He likes to stay healthy through sports such as basketball and weightlifting.

Contact Arjun: ash@ksw.bc.ca

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