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Cassels - Calgary, Alberta

Recruitment & Hiring

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  1st Yr. Summer 2nd Yr. Summer Articling Students
Do you hire: Occasionally Yes Occasionally
How many did you/will you hire for:
2020 2 1
2021 2 2
2022 4 2
2023 TBD TBD
Rotation No No No
Split/Secondment Case-by-Case Case-by-Case

First Year Summer Students


Do you recruit first year summer students?
When is the application deadline for first year summer students? Set by the Law Society of Alberta
When is the interviewing period? Set by the Law Society of Alberta
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? No
Description of first year summer program:
How many weeks is the first year summer program?

Second Year Summer Students


Do you recruit second year summer students?
When is the application deadline for second year summer students? Law School prescribed date
When is the interviewing period? As prescribed by the Calgary 2L Employer Protocol
Do you participate in on-campus interview (OCI) programs to fill such positions? Yes
Description of the second year summer program The summer program is designed to meet each student's learning objectives. Our customized program allows students to sample a variety of practice areas or just one, depending on what the student hopes to achieve over the course of the summer.

Each summer student is assigned two mentors who introduce the student to the demands and busy pace of a downtown Calgary law office and ensures that the student receives interesting and stimulating work. Students receive regular evaluations and feedback.

Regular educational seminars and social events are scheduled for our summer students to give them the opportunity to broaden their legal knowledge and get to know the fine people who work here.

For more information on our student program, please visit our website at
How many weeks is the second year summer program? TBD


Will you be participating in OCIs this year? Yes
Schools: Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Law|McGill University, Faculty of Law|Lakehead University|Osgoode Hall Law School, York University|Queen's University, Faculty of Law|University of Alberta, Faculty of Law|University of Calgary, Faculty of Law|University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section|University of Toronto, Faculty of Law|University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law|University of Windsor, Faculty of Law|Ryerson University, Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Other Campus Recruiting

We will be recruiting students from the following law schools (outside of the OCI process) Thompson Rivers University
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
University of Victoria, Faculty of Law
Comments We consider all qualified applicants. If we intend on interviewing an applicant from a non-OCI school, we will interview them during the in-firm interview process.
2021 2022
No. of 1st Year Summer Students N/A N/A
No. of 1st Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions (region dependent) N/A N/A
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students 2 4
No. of 2nd Year Summer Students Offered Articling Positions 2 TBD
Quebec: Number of future articling students working as a 2nd year summer student N/A N/A
Atlantic: No. of articling students hired during 2nd year January recruitment N/A N/A
No. of additional articling students hired (in some regions, in addition to students hired through the summer process) N/A N/A

For Quebec and Atlantic Employers: Do you allow your articling students hired to work for you during their second year summer?

Articling Students

When do you hire articling students? In accordance with the Law Society of Alberta
Do you still have any articling positions open for this year (starting 2022)? No
Do you anticipate having articling positions open for next year (starting in 2023) for external candidates outside of your current student hires (if any)? No
If so, how many positions do you anticipate having for external candidates?
Do you allow students to work during the licensing process in your jurisdiction?
Description of articling program Cassels is flexible in approach and therefore tailors our articling program to each student's individual educational and career goals. Training, mentoring, evaluation and feedback are fundamental to our program.

For more information please visit our website at


Do you offer internships? Case-by-case
If so, when should students apply?


Do you accept applications for summer/articling positions from foreign trained students/lawyers? Yes
If yes, do applicants need to have an Assessment Report from the National Committee on Accreditation (in Québec, an attestation from le Barreau du Québec) before applying? Case-by-Case
Comments We participate in the NCA OCI day.

Required Application Materials

Required Application Materials Resume
cover letter
post secondary transcripts
law school transcripts
list of upper year courses

Preferred Method of Application

Preferred Method of Application viDesktop Portal
2021 2022
How many articling students did you offer a first year lawyer position? 1
How many articling students in your articling program were seeking a position? 1
How many additional first year associates did you hire outside of your articling student program? 1
How many of the additional students clerked? 0