As an articling student there is variety of work that offers you a wide range of experience in the field. During your 12-month term, complete your four-month rotations in family law, youth criminal defence, and adult criminal defence. This includes duty counsel at the Alberta Court of Justice and JP Bail hearings.
Rotation between departments allows you to work with a wide range of lawyers, both in and out of the courtroom. The hands-on experience working in the courtroom gives you the skills you will need as a successful lawyer.
It will also give you the opportunity to work in multiple different areas of law, with lawyers that bring a different perspective to develop your own style. You will have many opportunities for client interaction, that will prepare you for your career. The connections you will make through these interactions will be become good resources for your future.
This program is offered in Edmonton and Calgary.
“I really enjoyed the articling program with Legal Aid. It provided a unique opportunity to work with many lawyers in different areas of law. Each lawyer has a different perspective and has helped me develop my own style.” Bobbi Jo Hennigar
“The variety of work provided a range of experiences, offering multiple paths to start my legal career. But the best part was the unmatched volume of client interaction. Nowhere else does a student get to help this many Albertans.” Marcus Threndyle
Articling with Legal Aid has provided me with many diverse and exciting learning opportunities. The rotation between departments has allowed me to work with a wide range of lawyers, both in and out of the courtroom.” Desiree Syroid
Fees are covered
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