- The Program
- Hireback Policy
- Other Benefits
- Meet our Current Students
Duncan Craig LLP has a unique and fulfilling articling student program that has been developed by our Recruitment Committee and evolved and improved by our students each year.
In our Edmonton Office:
The program itself consists of a formal rotation on each one of our three floors and through our many areas of practice. This gives our students not only the benefit of working in many areas, but also of feeling the nuances of working in a particular practice group. Additionally, Duncan Craig LLP offers its students the option of spending some time in our Drayton Valley office, which provides an opportunity to experience what practicing in a smaller office is like. Finally, we offer an exchange with a reputable criminal law firm so that our students can experience the full array of practice areas.
Duncan Craig LLP hires their students with the intention that they will be kept on as associates and eventually become partners at our firm. We do not have a set number of students that we hire each year, though generally it has been between two and five. Duncan Craig LLP also does not have a set number of associates they hire each year, it depends entirely on the “fit” of the student with the firm and the availability of work in any particular practice area.
Other Benefits of Articling at Duncan Craig LLP
CPLED Day - We give each of our students going through the CPLED Program a full day off each week where the student is encouraged to work on their CPLED assignments from home.
Principals - The Recruitment Committee spends a significant amount of time pairing each new articling student with a principal that they feel will have the time, energy and the right personality to be able to assist and support the student.
Support & Resources - Each year the articling students share a senior legal assistant in our office.
Shayla Stein received her Juris Doctor from Queen's University in 2016 and was on the Dean's List in 2014-2015. She has won numerous awards including the Lenczner Slaght LLP Advocacy in Moots Award, Best Overall Advocate at the Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association Cup and Best Team at the Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association Cup. While in law school she was the Associate Editor at Queen's Law Journal and was a student case worker at Queen's Legal Aid. Shayla likes to keep busy with Ultimate Frisbee, wall climbing and bouldering, and she has recently been trying to get into squash. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, and reading books of all genres.
Zach grew up on a farm an hour northeast of Edmonton. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2013 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2016. In 2014, he was a summer student at Duncan Craig. While in law school, Zach volunteered with Student Legal Services. He enjoys staying active and playing a variety of sports including hockey, golf, baseball, curling and tennis.
2018/2019 Articling Application Deadline
Duncan Craig LLP will be welcoming applications in the spring of 2017 from students seeking an articling position for the 2018/2019 articling year. The deadline for submitting your application is May 16, 2017. Interviews will take place in June, 2017 during the recruitment period specified by the Law Society of Alberta. Your application should be addressed to Helen Ward, Chair, Articling Committee.
Your application should include a cover letter, a complete resume, copies of official transcripts from both law school and your undergraduate studies, and any letters of reference you wish to submit.
You can submit your application either by regular mail to our Edmonton office or electronically by email as a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic resumes are preferred.
Please email email@example.com for all questions and inquiries related to the student recruitment process at Duncan Craig LLP.
2017 Summer Student Application Deadline
Duncan Craig LLP is currently welcoming applications from first year law students for 2017 summer student positions. The deadline for submitting your application is January 27, 2017. Interviews will take place in accordance with the timeframe set by the Law Society of Alberta, February 21-24, 2017.
If you are a first year law student interested in applying, please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27, 2017. Your application should be addressed to Helen Ward, Chair, Articling Committee and should include a cover letter, a complete resume, copies of available undergraduate transcripts and any letters of reference you wish to submit.
Applications may be submitted either by regular mail to our Edmonton office or electronically by email as a single attachment to email@example.com. Electronic resumes are preferred.
Chair, Articling Committee