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.
Neil Coghlan
Neil Coghlan received his Bachelor of Arts degree (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 6. In 2020, Neil completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta. While in law school, Neil sat as the President of the Golden Bearristers Law Rugby Club and as Operations Chair for Law Show. Neil volunteers with Shepard’s Care Home and particularly enjoys supporting their Remembrance Day ceremony. Neil is fluent in French and enjoys spending his spare time tinkering with tech projects, reading, cooking, jogging, or doing trivia. In his youth, Neil played soccer for a nationally ranked club team and currently enjoys playing the more casual side of Men’s soccer. Neil also played club rugby for the St. Albert Rugby Football Club and enjoys golfing with friends. He remains a proud resident of Saint Albert.

Evan Horbay
Evan Horbay received his Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2014. He received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Regina in 2016, and completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta in 2020. While in law school, Evan received the AI Shumiatcher Memorial Prize in Advocacy, the OUTlaw and Friends Inclusivity Award, and the Halyna Chomiak Freeland Memorial Award for community involvement. He was the President of OUTlaw, and also sat on the Faculty Student Appeals and Recruitment Committees. During the summer months, Evan worked at the University of Alberta’s Health Law Institute and in the legal department of a local not-for-profit organization. Prior to law school, he worked in Government Relations at the University of Alberta. In his spare time, Evan volunteers with local political campaigns, enjoys live theatre, and loves to travel. He can often be found trying new restaurants around the city, or relaxing with his dog, Kona.
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.




Diane Ferrante

Chair, Articling Committee

780.409.4419
780.428.9683
dferrante@dcllp.com

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