Birdsell Grant LLP is seeking a summer student for full time employment from May to August, 2016.


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 an office in Edmonton, which operates 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 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 municipal 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.

Applications must be received on or before the end of business on Monday, February 1, 2016. To apply, forward your cover letter, resume and transcripts as follows:

1. Electronic copies may be delivered by email to :
                                  Joanna Waldie:
                                  Caeleigh Shier:


2. Hard copies may be delivered to:

                                  Birdsell Grant LLP
                                  Summer Student Program
                                  #102, 5300 - 50 Street
                                  Stony Plain, ABT7Z 1T8
                                  Attention: J. Waldie and C. Shier

Questions should be directed to Caeleigh Shier or Joanna Waldie at the above email addresses, or by telephone at 780-963-8181.