Career & Professional Development Office
Faculty of Law
City of Calgary
The Law Department is a full service facility that offers legal counsel to the City, including perparation of agreements and by-laws, legal work relating to real estate matters, contracts, and legal services relative to corporate environmental management. Articling and summer positions are offered annually.
Energy Resources Conservation Board
The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta. The ERCB regulates the safe, responsible, and efficient development of Alberta's energy resources: oil, natural gas, oil sands coal, and pipelines. Summer positions are available, articling positions may be available.
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre promotes awareness among Albertans about civil liberties and human rights through research and education. The ACLRC has openings for summer and articling students. Articling and summer positions are offered annually.
Calgary Legal Guidance
Calgary Legal Guidance provides free legal advice for individuals with low-income on issues such as family law, criminal law, civil law, orders of protection, and social benefits. Articling and summer positions are offered annually.
Calgary Youth Justice Society
The Calgary Youth Justice Society, theough a community-development approach, contributes to the success of Youth Justice Committees by providing fundamental support through public awareness, resources, training and guidance. Volunteer positions are offered.
Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF) is a non-profit, independent institute that began operations February 1, 1987. The major goals of the institute are to undertake and promote interdisciplinary research, education, and publication on issues related to law and the family. Summer and volunteer positions may be offered annually.
Alberta Health Services - Calgary Health Region
As part of the provincial health authority, the Calgary Health Region's mission is to provide a patient-focused health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Articling and summer positions may be available. Contact the Faculty of Law Career Advisor for further information.
University of Calgary Legal Services
University Legal Services supports the University of Calgary by providing legal advice to all parts of the University to foster sound decision-making in all areas of teaching, research and administration. Partial articling positions may be available. Contact the Faculty of Law Career Advisor for further information.
The Calgary John Howard Society is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. Volunteer positions can be available.
City of Edmonton
The Law Branch of the Corporate Services Department is comprised of the Law Sextion, the Corporate Security Section, and the Risk Management Section. Articling positions are offered annually.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non-profit organization that serves individuals and families in a number legal matters, with the exception of criminal matters.
Environmental Law Centre
The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) was established in 1983 to provide Albertans with an objective source of information about environmental and natural resources law and policy. Summer positions may be offered annually.
Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
The AAMS is a not-for-profit organization which provides education and information to its members and the general public on solving disputes more effectively. Volunteer positions are available.
Alberta Law Reform Institute
The ALRI conducts and directs research into law and the administration of justice. Matters of law reform are considered with a view to proposing to the appropriate authority to means by which the law may be made more useful and effective. Summer positions are available annually.
Chivers Carpenter Lawyers
Chivers Carpenter represents labour organizations and workers in all facests of labour relations, human rights, administrative and employment law. Articling positions my be available.
Alberta Municipal Government Boards
The Municipal Government Boards conducts administrative tribunal hearings and decides the following: assessment appeals, subdivision appeals, annexation appeals, inter-municipal disputes, and linear complaints. Summer positions are available annually.
Alberta Office of the Ombudsman
The Ombudsman conducts impartial investigations upon receipt of written complaints for individuals who beleive they have been treated unfairly by the provincial government. The Ombudsman is independent of the government and has broad powers to investigate actions, decisions, practices and procedures of the Alberta government. Articling positions may be available.
Canadian Forum on Civil Justice
THe CFCL is an independent and neutral organization, whose purpose is to facilitate the exchange of information and experience on civil justice reform to assist the judiciary, courts, governments and other interested parties. Summer positions may be available.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is a non profit organization that offeres free legal information, advice and representation for people living with low-income in the Edmonton area. Articling, summer and volunteer positions may be available.
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton John Howard Society is a not-for-profit, community-based crime preventions agency. The JHS provides assistance to people in conflict with the law, their families, those who have the potential to be in conflict with the law and victims of crime. Volunteer positions are offered.
Health Law Institute
The Institute provides legal education to health care professionals, students and any interested community group in the area of health law. Often, this service may be provided for free or on a cost-only basis thanks to funding received from the Alberta Law Foundations. Summer positions are offered annually.
International Ombudsman Institute
The International Ombudsman Institute (I.O.I), established in 1978, is a worldwide organization of ombudsman offices. Institutional Members are public sector, independent ombudsman offices located around the world. Volunteer positions may be available.
Central Alberta Legal Clinic
The Central Albertal Legal Clinic offers free advice to those who do not qualify for Legal Aid, who may have difficulty accessing legal help through other organizations, and who cannot afford to pay a lawyer. Articling positions may be available. Contact the Faculty of Law Career Advisor for further information.
Alberta Justice & Attorney General
Alberta Justice offers a well-rounded and extensive articling program designed to expose students to as many areas of the practice of law as possible. Each year Alberta Justice typically hires 9 students (six from Edmonton, three from Calgary). Articling and summer positions are offered annually.
Government of Alberta
If you want an internship, a life-long career or anything in between, the links on the Government of Alberta jobs page will provide a place to start your search. Articling and summer positions are offered annually.
Department of Justice Canada
The Department of Justice provices articling students with diverse, interesting and challenging articles through its Legal Excellence Prgramme. As an articling student within one of the Prairie Region Offices, students will rotate through key legal portfolios -- aboriginal law services, civil litigation and advisory services, and tax law services. Articling positions are offered annually.
Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission
The Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission serves Albertan by offering human rights education services and by helping Albertan resolve human right complaints. The Commission's mandate is to foster equality and reduce discrimination. Volunteer positons may be available.
Alberta Labour Relations Board
The Ablerta Labour Relations Board is the independent and impartial tribunal responsible for the day-to-day application of Alberta's labour laws. The Board actively encourages dispute resolution, encourages dispute resolution, employs officers of rinvestigations and makes major policy decisions. Articling or summer positions may be available.
Enviromental Appeals Board
The Enviromental Appeals Board is an independent board that gives Albertans an opportunity to appeal decisions made by Alberta Environment under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Water Act. These decisions may include development approvals, water licences, reclamation certificates, and enforcement orders. Partial articling positions are available annually.
Legal Aid Alberta
Legal Aid Alberta provides legal aid in both civil and criminal matters through a number of programs and services across the province. Articling and summer positions are available through the Family Law Office in combination with the Youth Criminal Defence Office (in Edmonton and potentially Calgary)
Law Society of Alberta
The Law Society of Alberta, whose mandate is to regulate the profession in the public interest, is the self governing body for Alberta's lawyers. As a regulator, the LSA sets standards and enforces those standards for Alberta lawyers. On-going career positions are offered.
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) is a charitable organization that promotes access to justice in Alberta by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide pro bono legal services to persons of limited means. Volunteer positions are available.
Elizabeth Fry Society
The Elizabeth Fry Society works to foster the dignity and worth of all women and girls who are or are at risk of becoming criminalized. The Society has offices in both Edmonton and Calgary. Summer and volunteer positions are available.
Queen's Bench Family Law Information Centre
The Family Law Information Centres are a service provided by Alberta Justice to provide the public with information on how to make a family law application, and to educate the public about the Child Support Guidelines and other areas of family law. Articling positions may be available.