2023 Articling Law Student Position

Calgary Legal Guidance
Posting Date:
Nov 14, 2022
Company/Firm:
Calgary Legal Guidance
Area of Law:
Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Health Law, Wills, Estates & Trusts Civil rights
Location:
Calgary

Description

Overview 
Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG) is a charitable society established in 1972 to deliver pro bono advice and assistance to low-income and marginalized people not provided by other organizations.

CLG offers free legal services to low-income and vulnerable individuals, including legal advice and education on a wide variety of issues through CLG volunteers, and specialized legal services from CLG’s multi-disciplinary staff teams.  
CLG promotes employment equity and diversity. We provide a healthy work-life balance that values the contribution of all staff.  CLG also provides a healthy, respectful, and enjoyable work environment. 


The Role 
CLG is currently seeking articling students for the 2023/24 year. A diverse team of articling students support CLG staff lawyers and program staff to serve people experiencing poverty and marginalization in criminal justice, administrative law, advance care planning, civil rights, and other legal issues. Applicants should be interested in the challenges facing, and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and other vulnerable peoples with regards to legal and other systems.  


Qualifications 
Eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta as a student-at-law at the time articles are to commence. Please review the rules of the Law Society of Alberta to ensure you are eligible prior to submitting an application for this competition. Candidates should possess plain-language communication and collaborative problem-solving skills, as well as emotional resiliency. Experience with local Indigenous language, oral knowledge, legal systems, and culture is an asset. 


Closing Date 
Applicants should forward resume and transcripts along with a cover letter as a single PDF document to careers@clg.ab.ca. Applications must be received by November 24, 2022.  


We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. 

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