Starting your career as a Student-at-Law
WITTEN LLP provides qualified law school graduates with comprehensive and varied articles. The year of articles is a very important year in the career of an aspiring lawyer. During that year, the student will receive basic training in the practice of law, which will serve as the foundation of his or her legal career. The articling year also provides an important opportunity for the firm to get to know and assess the student's skills.
Under the principalship of a senior lawyer and the supervision of a specified lawyer in each department, students spend approximately one half of the period of articles working in our litigation department and the balance of their articles working in our solicitor (corporate/commercial) department. Every effort is made to provide students with quality work and experience in a variety of areas of the law.
An education plan is reviewed at the beginning of articles with a mutual evaluation done midway through the year. Students are encouraged to review and discuss periodically with their principals and supervisors the practice checklist published by The Law Society of Alberta.
WITTEN LLP also recognizes the demands placed on students by the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP). Successful completion of the PREP Program is a top priority and we provide students with the cooperation and resources they need to be successful.
We are aware of the challenges facing prospective lawyers in today's market. We are also cognizant of the need for law firms to tap into new sources of energy, skill and enthusiasm. We welcome the opportunity to meet with qualified law school graduates, and extend an invitation to contact us at WITTEN LLP.