New Job Summer Law Student In Alberta

Summer Law Student
Summer Law Student

Summer Law Student

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $26 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 31276

Ministry: Alberta Justice

Location: Edmonton or Calgary

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Scope: Wage

Closing Date: January 26, 2023

Classification: Administrative Support 5

About Us

The Legal Services Division provides legal and related strategic advice to the Premier and Cabinet and to all government departments. We support the Minister of Justice’s legislated mandate that includes ensuring public affairs are administrated according to law, advising on legislation, and overseeing and conducting litigation on behalf of Government. Our lawyers provide invaluable support to their client departments to help them achieve priorities and commitments.


The Legal Services Division of Alberta Justice has openings for up to five (5) full-time 1L summer law students from May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023.

This competition is for students enrolled in their first year of law school.

Available opportunities:
One summer law student position may be located in Calgary working with lawyers from the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation team, Civil Litigation team, and Constitutional and Aboriginal Law team.

The remainder of the positions will be located in Edmonton working with lawyers from the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation team, Civil Litigation team, and Constitutional and Aboriginal Law team or Legislative Counsel Office team. In Edmonton, students may also work with lawyers from one of our other legal teams who provide legal support to the following Ministries:

Advanced Education; Children’s Services (Family and Surrogate Court Litigation); Education; Indigenous Relations; Justice; Public Safety and Emergency Services; Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction; Trade, Immigration and Multiculturalism; Affordability and Utilities; Energy, Forestry, Parks and Tourism; Infrastructure; Mental Health and Addiction; Skilled Trades and Professions; Transportation and Economic Corridors; Agriculture and Irrigation; Culture; Environment and Protected Areas; Health; Jobs, Economy and Northern Development; Municipal Affairs; Seniors, Community and Social Services; Technology and Innovation; and Treasury Board and Finance.

Lawyers within the Legal Services Division practice in a variety of areas including: administrative law, contracts law, constitutional law, aboriginal law, pension law, intellectual property law, construction law, health law, procurement law, municipal law, privacy law, general litigation, constitutional and aboriginal litigation, labour and employment law, regulatory law, legislative drafting, tax law, child welfare law, environmental law, and energy law.

Students are assigned a supervisor and will work with one or more legal teams within the Legal Services Division. Students receive work from the lawyers on the legal teams, which results in varied and interesting work in a range of practice areas. Placement decisions will be made after 1L recruitment is complete in February/March 2023, and is based on a number of considerations including student preference.

Virtual interviews will occur during the recruitment period determined by the Law Society of Alberta.

We participate in the Law Society of Alberta’s Indigenous Student Summer Program (ISSP). Indigenous law students who wish to participate in the ISSP have to meet the Law Society of Alberta’s program applicant criteria and apply for this position by submitting their application as described in the “How to apply” section below. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are a participant in the ISSP.


Students must be enrolled in their first year of Law School and must be available to work full-time from May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023. The ideal candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills along with legal research and writing experience.

Applicants - Please indicate in your cover letter:

  • whether you are applying for Calgary or Edmonton,
  • if you are an ISSP applicant,
  • why you are interested in working with the Legal Services Division, and
  • areas of law that interest you and why, including if you have any relevant experience.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.

Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.

Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.


$26.00 per hour.


(Please note - applications submitted without ALL of the following documents will not be considered)

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of pre-law post-secondary transcripts
  • Copy of law school transcript - for 1L students, please include mid-term marks.

Please note:

  • For schools outside of Canada, we strongly recommend that you provide grade equivalency information from your academic institution.
  • If academic excellence cannot be assessed based on information you provide, your application may not be considered.

Wage Position
This competition will be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies.

This is a Wage position for a term of up to 4 months between May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023.

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.

This posting may fill openings in Edmonton or Calgary.

Hours of work
36.25 hours per week.

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Veronica Noronha at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check