Articling at The City of Calgary
With more than 60 lawyers The City of Calgary Law and Legislative Services is headed by Acting City Solicitor and General Counsel, Jill Floen and includes an array of paralegal, secretarial and administrative staff. Law and Legislative Services functions as a full service legal firm for the corporation. The variety of the work undertaken in the Law Department is extensive and often relates to high-profile matters of considerable public importance.
Law and Legislative Services hires one student for its Articling Program each year. The successful candidate gains knowledge and experience in each of the sections of the Legal Services including Civil Litigation, Corporate Services, Planning & Environment, Prosecutions, Real Estate & Expropriation and Research, Legislative Services & Administrative Law.
Articles with The City of Calgary Law and Legislative Services, expose students to a great variety of legal issues. Lawyers here have an open door policy and are willing to spend time with the student to assist and direct them when necessary. Law and Legislative Services also benefits from a full-service library managed by professional staff.
My articles at The City of Calgary Law and Legislative Services provided me with a great deal of experience in many areas of practice. I did not realize how fulsome The City's articles would be and loved all the opportunities that were provided to me. Former Articling Student