Our Articling Program

Articling students at Beresh Law will have the opportunity to gain experience in criminal defence work under the mentorship of Brian A. Beresh, Q.C., who acts as the principal for all articling students at the firm and has mentored over 50 articling students to date. Students will be expected to develop their written or oral advocacy skills by directly assisting on trial matters and appeals. This includes conducting legal research, drafting arguments, making court appearances, and providing support for all the members of the firm.

An important aspect of your articling experience will involve assisting on high-profile criminal cases. As an articling student at Beresh Law, you will have the unique opportunity to be involved in every step of the trial process, including meeting with the client, preparing the case, and sitting as second chair during the trial.

Beresh Law firmly believes that your legal education does not end after law school. Our firm is dedicated to supporting your career development as an articling student by covering your CPLED and Law Society fees. Transforming from a student to a professional has its challenges, and we look forward to assisting you throughout this process.

Application Process

Beresh Law is currently accepting applications for the 2020/2021 articling term. We are looking for self-motivated individuals with a passion for criminal law, strong advocacy skills, and excellent legal research and writing skills. Students with experience conducting trials, working for Student Legal Aid programs, and mooting competitively are invited to apply. Beresh Law also encourages students who will be clerking before commencing their articles to apply.

All applications must include a cover letter that sets out your skills, experiences, and interest in applying to Beresh Law. Please also include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Official Law School Transcripts (copies are acceptable)
  • A short writing sample
  • Two letters of reference, if available

Submit your application by Friday, May 22, 2020 at 4PM.

Applications submitted by email should be in PDF format and sent to ­­­­­stephanie@bereshlaw.ca. Paper applications are also accepted by mail or in-person to:
Beresh Law, #2402, 10104-103 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0H8.

If you have any questions about articling at our firm, please contact us at 780-421-4766.