Articling for Students-at-Law
The Law Society of Alberta admission program requires completion of a 12 month articling term. There are a few ways for you to achieve this goal. While many students-at-law are familiar with the traditional article, composite articles are now a feasible alternative.
Changing Firms or Principals During Your Articling Term
If you change firms and/or principals during your articling term, you must file an Assignment of Articles of Clerkship and a new Education Plan. Your Assignment of Articles must be approved by the Law Society prior to working with your next firm or principal.
Complete and submit the following:
Please send the information by mail or email to Membership Services.
An Evaluation Certificate must be submitted to the Law Society halfway through commencement of articles.
Termination of Articles
A request to terminate articles must be made in writing to the Law Society of Alberta. There is no formal application form.
Where the principal and student-at-law jointly apply for termination, the Executive Director/Delegate of the Law Society may grant the application. This application must be signed by both the principal and student-at-law.
Where the principal and student-at-law are unable to jointly apply, the application will be considered by the Executive Director/Delegate (Rule 57.3).
Advice During Articles
The Practice Advisors are available to all students-at-law for confidential professional advice regarding legal, ethical and practice concerns.
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