Careers

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.

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



The Program

The program itself consists of a formal rotation on each one of our three floors in our Edmonton office 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 in a smaller town 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.

Hireback Policy

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.
Natasha Hepp
Natasha Hepp received her Bachelor of Management degree (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta: Augustana Campus in 2016. In 2019, Natasha completed her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) at the University of Alberta and was on the Dean’s List from 2017-2019. While obtaining her law degree, Natasha served one term as a first-year representative and two terms as Co-President of the Law and Business Association. She acted in the annual Law Show student production and volunteered her time as an executive member of the production team in her final year. Additionally, Natasha volunteered her time with Student Legal Services and the Women’s Law Forum. Prior to attending law school, Natasha gained experience during an internship placement at a small law firm in rural Alberta. In 2017, she joined Duncan Craig LLP as a Summer Student. During the summer of 2018, she gained experience in the legal department of an Alberta government-based organization. In her spare time, Natasha enjoys exploring Edmonton’s culinary scene, travelling with her family, and numerous weekends spent boating and camping. During the winter, she enjoys downhill skiing and trips to the mountains.

Isabel Murdoch
Isabel completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta where she received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with first class honours. She continued her studies at the University of Alberta to obtain her law degree in 2019. While in law school Isabel was a Coordinator for the Civil and Family law project for Student Legal Services. Isabel has a firm commitment to the Edmonton community and has also volunteered in several other capacities, including with Edmonton Community Legal Center, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Edmonton Protection Order Program, Pro Bono Students Canada, Elizabeth Fry Society Court Assistance and Legal Clinic programs. Prior to attending law school, Isabel worked as part of a medical research team at the University of Alberta specializing in clinical neuropsychology. Isabel received numerous awards and scholarships for her contributions and credits this experience as providing her with a passion for problem solving. In her spare time, Isabel has an interest in the fine arts and enjoys both learning about art history and painting. But her favorite way to experience art is through travelling and visiting museums abroad.
2021/2022 Articling Application Deadline

Duncan Craig LLP will be welcoming applications in the spring of 2020 from students seeking an articling position for the 2021/2022 articling year. The deadline for submitting your application is May 15, 2020. Interviews will take place in June, 2020. Your application should be addressed to Diane Ferrante, 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 students@dcllp.com. Electronic resumes are preferred.

Please email students@dcllp.com for all questions and inquiries related to the student recruitment process at Duncan Craig LLP. Thanks so much.



2020 Summer Student Application Deadline

Duncan Craig LLP will be welcoming applications from first year law students for 2020 summer student positions. The deadline for submitting your application will be January 31, 2020. Interviews will take place in accordance with the timeframe set by the Law Society of Alberta.

If you are a first year law student interested in applying, please forward your resume to students@dcllp.com by January 31, 2020. Your application should be addressed to Diane Ferrante, 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 students@dcllp.com. Electronic resumes are preferred.


Diane Ferrante

Chair, Articling Committee

780.409.4419
780.428.9683
dferrante@dcllp.com

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