Birdsell Grant Seeking Summer Students

Birdsell Grant LLP is seeking 1-2 summer students for full time employment from May to August 2019. Birdsell Grant is seeking applications from first year law students (1L) only.

Birdsell Grant LLP is a full-service regional law firm with offices located in Stony Plain, Alberta and, commencing January 1, 2019, in Barrhead, Alberta. We are a small/mid-sized firm, with eleven lawyers, two articling students, and approximately 25 support staff. We also have offices in Edmonton and Whitecourt, which operate by appointment only. Access to a vehicle will be considered an asset, as travel between all offices may be required.

The lawyers of Birdsell Grant LLP have provided legal services to the people and businesses of Stony Plain, Barrhead, Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Edmonton, and surrounding communities for over 30 years. 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 year of law school 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 make each Summer Student’s experience challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

Applications must be received on or before the end of business on Thursday, January 31, 2019. To apply, forward your cover letter, resume and transcripts as follows:

 

1.    Electronic copies may be delivered via email to:
Joanna Waldie: <jwaldie@birdsell.ca>; and
Kate MacLennan: <kmaclennan@birdsell.ca>;

 OR,

 2.    Hard copies may be delivered to:

 Birdsell Grant LLP
Summer Student Program
#102, 5300 50 Street
Stony Plain, Alberta 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.

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