Bishop & McKenzie is currently welcoming applications from first year law students for our summer program. Our summer program aims to bridge the transition from law school to practice. Summer students will work under the guidance of both senior and junior lawyers, gaining exposure to a wide array of practice areas while developing skills that will carry them through to articling and beyond. At this time, Bishop & McKenzie is only considering first year applicants; second year students are encouraged to apply for articling positions the following year.
There is no formal rotation over the summer. Instead students handle a variety of work and assignments from all of our practice areas to get a feel for what it would be like to article with the firm. They will have the opportunity to attend various legal proceedings, and client meetings, and through this will obtain valuable experience in advocacy and client relations.
Summer students will receive a formal evaluation at the completion of their summer experience. However, students will receive individual feedback from the various lawyers they work with on an on-going basis.
Summer students will work under the guidance of an assigned mentor, and will meet with them throughout the summer to discuss their work experience and future career goals.
As part of experiencing the firm atmosphere, summer students are invited to attend all firm functions, both formal and informal. Summer students will also assist the articling students in the planning of our firm's Summer Party, a family friendly event for both staff and lawyers.
Salary and benefit:
Our summer students receive a compensation package that is competitive with that of other mid-sized Edmonton firms.