Summer Law Students

We provide summer students with the opportunity to do meaningful work on actual client matters; to participate in training programs modeled on the training we provide our associates; and to get to know our team through a variety of social events.

Birdsell Grant LLP is seeking 1 - 2 Summer Students for 2018

Birdsell Grant LLP is a full service law firm located in Stony Plain, Alberta. We are a small/mid-sized firm, with eleven lawyers, one articling student, and approximately 25 support staff. We also have offices in Edmonton and Whitecourt, which operate by appointment only.

The lawyers of Birdsell Grant LLP have provided legal services to the people and businesses of Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Edmonton, and surrounding communities since the firm was established in 1984. Our tradition of professional, committed and accessible lawyers and staff has earned us a reputation for providing high quality services to our clients and community.

Our ideal candidate will be enrolled in the first or second year of law school in at a Canadian University. We value a positive attitude, strong work ethic, common sense, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The successful candidate will work in all areas of law. Although some work in legal research can be expected, our Summer Students will spend the bulk of their time assisting lawyers in a diverse array of legal matters, including sitting in on client meetings, observing court and other hearings, and reviewing or preparing contracts, pleadings, and other legal documents. The successful applicant will be assigned a “mentor” lawyer throughout the period of employment; however, our Summer Students are encouraged to work with all lawyers in the firm. Summer Students will also have the opportunity to participate in firm and community events.

Our Summer Student program is critical to the firm's development and growth. Many of our Summer Students later complete their articles with the firm, and are eventually offered Associate positions. The lawyers and staff at Birdsell Grant LLP devote substantial time, energy and resources into making each Summer Student's experience challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

Summer students do not merely contribute to our culture of collaboration — they thrive within it.

Student Application Deadlines

We are seeking 1 - 2 Summer Students for full time employment from May to August, 2018.

Applications must be received on or before the end of business on Monday, January 29, 2018.

To apply, forward your cover letter, resume and transcripts as follows:

1. Electronic copies may be delivered via email to: 


2. Hard copies may be delivered to:

                  Birdsell Grant LLP
                  Summer Student Program
                  #102, 5300 - 50 Street
                  Stony Plain, AB  T7Z 1T8
                  Attention: J. Waldie and K. MacLennan

Questions should be directed to Kate MacLennan or Joanna Waldie at the above email addresses or by telephone at 780-963-8181


Law Students FAQ

What do you look for in a summer/articling student?
We primarily look for “firm fit” and personality. Law school and undergraduate grades are a consideration, as well as previous work experience.

How many summer/articling students do you hire?
We typically hire 1-2 articling students and 1-2 summer students. Students in 1st year and 2nd year are both encouraged to apply to our summer program.

How am I provided with feedback?
You will be given constant feedback on your work throughout your time with us. You can expect informal feedback from meetings or emails with lawyers, and we will meet with you one on one throughout your time with us to give you a more formal evaluation. Our doors are always open for student questions, and we are always looking for suggestions to improve our student programs.

What is your salary for articling students? Do I receive benefits?
We offer a salary that is competitive with other firms in Edmonton and the surrounding area. We provide our articling students with comprehensive benefits.