Locum Connect: Program Recruitment

February 15, 2024

The Law Society of Alberta offers Locum Connect as a free program that puts lawyers in touch with employers looking to hire a temporary stand-in (a “locum”) for a specified period of time.

The purpose of the program is to help law firms/organizations meet their short-term coverage needs while also giving lawyers an opportunity to gain experience without having to commit to a permanent position.

Register as a Law Firm/Organization

Employers can search our list of locum candidates available for work, or register a new opportunity on behalf of their firm/organization. They can design the terms of a locum engagement to reflect the needs and requirements of the position they are looking to fill.

A locum can benefit your practice or organization by:

  • providing coverage on short-notice;
  • handling specific files or projects;
  • alleviating workloads during an unexpected surge in business; or
  • allowing for short-term contracts when hiring full-time is not feasible.
Register as a Locum Candidate

Lawyers can register as a locum candidate, browse the locum opportunity listing and inquire about an employment opportunity to learn more or apply for a position. Locums can serve as a short-term employee or independent contractor, full-time or part-time, and can specify their preference for working onsite or remotely.

Becoming a locum can be beneficial if you are:

  • looking to expand your work experience and marketability;
  • interested in trying out a different area of law before making a career change;
  • returning from a leave and wanting to ease back into the workforce; or
  • looking to wind down your practice but not ready to fully retire.

Please note: The Law Society does not vet candidates, firms or organizations or participate in any of the subsequent negotiations or terms of engagement.

Visit our website to learn more about Locum Connect.