STUDENT Opportunities

 

 

  • The Program
  • Hireback Policy
  • Other Benefits
  • Meet our Current Students
  • Deadlines

    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.



  • Brad Angove

    Brad Angove received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2017. In 2016, Brad acted as the Coordinator for the Civil Law Project of Student Legal Services of Edmonton. He also worked as a shift leader for Student Legal Services, and volunteered with the organization throughout his time in Law School. Brad has also volunteered in several other capacities, including with Edmonton Community Legal Center, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Edmonton Protection Order Program, and Pro Bono Students Canada through their Tax Advocacy Project and Queen's Bench Amicus programs. In his spare time, Brad is very involved in the rugby community. He coaches the women's law school rugby team, and travels occasionally to play in tournaments. He enjoys playing piano and guitar, airbrushing, and travelling with his fiancÚ.


    Kayla Thompson

    Kayla Thompson received her Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) in 2010 from the University of Alberta and her Chartered Accountant designation in 2013 after articling with a large international professional services firm where she focused on providing audit and assurance services to entities of all kinds. She also worked for a publicly listed oil and gas company, where she led the external financial reporting function. She received her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2017 and was on the Dean's List from 2015-2017. While obtaining her law degree, Kayla spent a summer as a student with Duncan Craig in 2015 and another as a research assistant in 2016. She acted as writing fellow to teach legal research and writing to first year law students, served as co-chair of the Women's Law Forum and volunteered with Student Legal Services. During law school, Kayla won numerous awards and prizes including Best Appellant Factum at the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot, the Felesky Flynn LLP Scholarship in Taxation Law, the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Prize in Estate Planning, the Dr. Alexander Smith, QC Prize in the Subject of Contract, and the Dean Wilbur Bowker Prize in Tort Law. Kayla was the previous treasurer and served on board of directors of Caregivers Alberta, a local not-for-profit, from 2015-2017. She also sat on executive committee and chaired the finance and audit committee. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys sport-climbing, hiking, down-hill skiing, and is just starting to get into mountain biking.


  • 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 students@dcllp.com.  Electronic resumes are preferred.

    Please email studentinfo@dcllp.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 students@dcllp.com 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 students@dcllp.com. Electronic resumes are preferred.

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