Careers

Students

Duncan Craig LLP has a unique and fulfilling articling student program that has been developed by our Recruitment Committee and evolved and improved by our students each year.

The program itself consists of a formal rotation on each one of our three floors and through our many areas of practice. This gives our students not only the benefit of working in many areas, but also of feeling the nuances of working in a particular practice group



The Program

Duncan Craig LLP has a unique and fulfilling articling student program that has been developed by our Recruitment Committee and evolved and improved by our students each year.

In our Edmonton Office: The program itself consists of a formal rotation on each one of our three floors and through our many areas of practice. This gives our students not only the benefit of working in many areas, but also of feeling the nuances of working in a particular practice group. Additionally, Duncan Craig LLP offers its students the option of spending some time in our Drayton Valley office, which provides an opportunity to experience what practicing in a smaller office is like. Finally, we offer an exchange with a reputable criminal law firm so that our students can experience the full array of practice areas.

Hireback Policy

Duncan Craig LLP hires their students with the intention that they will be kept on as associates and eventually become partners at our firm. We do not have a set number of students that we hire each year, though generally it has been between two and five.

Duncan Craig LLP also does not have a set number of associates they hire each year, it depends entirely on the “fit” of the student with the firm and the availability of work in any particular practice area.

Other Benefits of Articling at Duncan Craig LLP
CPLED Day
We give each of our students going through the CPLED Program a full day off each week where the student is encouraged to work on their CPLED assignments from home.

Principals
The Recruitment Committee spends a significant amount of time pairing each new articling student with a principal that they feel will have the time, energy and the right personality to be able to assist and support the student.

Support & Resources
Each year the articling students share a senior legal assistant in our office.
Pierce Quaghebeur
Pierce Quaghebeur received his Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) in 2012 from the University of Alberta, and his Chartered Accountant designation in 2015 after articling with a large international professional services firm where he focused on providing audit and assurance services to entities of all kinds. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta in 2018. While obtaining his law degree, Pierce spent a summer working for the legal department of a large local not for profit corporation dealing primarily with corporate governance matters. He also acted as the volunteer coordinator for the Pro Bono Students Canada Tax Advocacy Program. In his spare time, Pierce is involved with a number of hockey teams. He also enjoys running, golfing, travelling, and exploring all the great locally owned restaurants Edmonton has to offer.

Brett Rooney
Brett Rooney received his Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2015, and his Juris Doctor from University of Alberta in 2018. During his time in law school, he volunteered for Student Legal Services in the Criminal Law division. In his second year, he volunteered for the Sports and Entertainment Law Society as Vice President of Fundraising. In his third year of law school, Brett participated in the University of Alberta’s Exchange Program by attending school in Madrid, Spain. He was a summer student at Duncan Craig LLP in 2016. In the summer of 2017, he worked in the legal department of an Alberta government-based organization. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, basketball, slo-pitch, and golf.
2019/2020 Articling Application Deadline

Duncan Craig LLP will be welcoming applications in the spring of 2018 from students seeking an articling position for the 2019/2020 articling year. The deadline for submitting your application is May 15, 2018. Interviews will take place in June, 2018. Your application should be addressed to Diane Ferrante, Chair, Articling Committee.

Your application should include a cover letter, a complete resume, copies of official transcripts from both law school and your undergraduate studies, and any letters of reference you wish to submit.

You can submit your application either by regular mail to our Edmonton office or electronically by email as a single attachment to students@dcllp.com. Electronic resumes are preferred.

Please email students@dcllp.com for all questions and inquiries related to the student recruitment process at Duncan Craig LLP.



2018 Summer Student Application Deadline

Duncan Craig LLP is currently welcoming applications from first year law students for 2018 summer student positions. The deadline for submitting your application is January 31, 2018. Interviews will take place in accordance with the timeframe set by the Law Society of Alberta, expected to be February 20-23, 2018.

If you are a first year law student interested in applying, please forward your resume to students@dcllp.com by January 31, 2018. Your application should be addressed to Diane Ferrante, Chair, Articling Committee and should include a cover letter, a complete resume, copies of available undergraduate transcripts and any letters of reference you wish to submit.

Applications may be submitted either by regular mail to our Edmonton office or electronically by email as a single attachment to students@dcllp.com. Electronic resumes are preferred.


Diane Ferrante

Chair, Articling Committee

780.409.4419
780.428.9683
dferrante@dcllp.com

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