Calgary Articling Program

You're ready to take the next step in your law career. At BLG Calgary you'll get hands-on experience in Litigation and Business Law—work similar to that undertaken by our junior associates.

You’ll undertake six-month rotations in both Litigation and Business Law, exploring a broad range of practice areas, meeting with and learning from many accomplished lawyers.

Comprehensive Training

Your articling experience begins with an in-depth orientation to BLG Calgary and all its resources. You’ll also attend weekly seminars on topics such as:

  • common types of motions in Queen’s Bench chambers
  • insolvency and corporate restructuring
  • securities practice
  • government relations
  • litigation practice and procedures

BLG Calgary articling students are also invited to participate in Firm-wide training programs offered throughout the year to all our lawyers.

Open  Door Mentoring

You‘ll be assigned a principal and an associate mentor to support you throughout your articling experience. Your associate mentor will answer your questions, provide advice and guide you through professional events.

Hands-on Experience

BLG Calgary articling students tackle the same kind of work as our junior associates. While assisting lawyers on major matters, you will:

  • attend hearings, questionings and mediations
  • draft memoranda and contracts
  • conduct due diligence and research
  • work on pro bono projects and cases

You’ll also manage your own Small Claims Court matters—invaluable practical experience BLG is proud to offer.